weekend so many Londoners have taken the opportunity to make the most of the day. RNLI Shoreham tweeted: 'Our lifeboats searched for nine hours with RNLI Brighton, Shoreham Coastguard and the Coastguard helicopter from Beachy Head to Littlehampton after an unoccupied inflatable dinghy was found drifting at Lancing on Monday at 2pm. Ava Gray, 12, was praised as a 'dancing angel' following her death in Balloch, Scotland. Sussex Police are now investigating and have been contacted for comment. 'As a result, we are working with Lancaster City Council and Lancashire County Council to open a rest centre in Scotforth for those residents whose properties have been affected. Yesterday was the UK's third hottest day EVER - … Fire crews in Lancashire were called out to more than 30 flooding incidents overnight as storms hit the region. (AAP) France is particularly wary after a 2003 heat wave killed nearly 15,000 people, especially the elderly. As soon as the restrictions were lifted things went bananas.'. The schoolgirl was discovered in the River Leven, near Loch Lomond, three hours after a search was launched involving two rescue helicopters, rescue boats and police underwater search team. Flood alerts have been issued for 19 locations in Scotland, with one also current for the Vyrnwy catchment area in Wales. And on the Wirral in Merseyside, Britons described lightning so frequent 'it looks like fireworks coming through the blinds.'. A balmy heatwave in the UK has been brought to a shuddering halt in parts of London when hailstones and torrential rain hit this afternoon.. <br _moz_dirty="" /> While the period is unlikely to get close to the 15 days in 1976, it today tied with the second-placed five days in 1995. Unlike last Friday, when cloud and drizzle followed, this time the heatwave is here to stay until at least Tuesday. Some London Underground lines will get so hot during the heatwave this week it will be almost unbearable trying to commute to and from work. Historically these sweltering evenings were so rare that only eight were recorded between 1961 to 1995, but the country has now seen 16 tropical nights this summer - with more to come. Britain's ten-day heatwave continued today as temperatures soared to 96F (35.7C) amid the most severe hot weather on record - after the country was hit by flooding, thunderstorms, 50,000 lightning strikes and hail the size of golf balls. After Thursday saw highs of around 28C, the hot air … A spokesman said: 'In Lancaster, Burrow Beck has flooded around Lentworth Drive and Cranwell Avenue, and a number of properties have been affected. The service were called out to floods in Lancaster, Warton, Kirkham, Hesketh Bank and Tarleton, no injuries were reported. Britain has already seen temperatures above the official heatwave level of over 82F (28C) since last Wednesday. Mother drowns in front of her son and his friend after... Has cod had its chips? The Met Office currently has most of Great Britain under yellow and amber weather warning for storms, but some people have already had their fill in the boroughs of Richmond and Hounslow, in the southwest of the city. The heatwave follows 30C temperatures in the South East on Wednesday, with the highest in Writtle, Essex, at 33.5C. Rainfall totals were expected to be as high as six inches in 'three or four hours', with some areas seeing as much as two and a half inches in one hour alone. Five flood alerts - warning of possible flooding - are in place for Birmingham and surrounding districts. But the heat in southern England comes after tremendous thunder and hail storms hit western and northern parts of the UK yesterday - with further flood warnings in place today for Birmingham, the North West and Scotland. ... and has been plunged into a heatwave since last week. 6.45pm: Body of Ava Gray, 12, is found following a three-hour search in the water in the River Leven, near Balloch Bridge in Scotland, 5.30pm: Mother in her 30s drowned at Waxham in Norfolk after jumping into the sea to rescue her son and his friend who had got into difficulty in a sea kayak. A dinghy containing a shopping trolley and mobile phone was discovered nearby. Flash floods struck Aberystwyth, West Wales following an influx of rain at around 3pm yesterday, leaving roads underwater and parts of the market town's drainage system overflowing. They put the increase in water use down to more people being at home and taking up DIY and gardening projects during the rise in staycations. Temperatures will hit 40C again in parts of Europe. They are used to swimming in the pool every day. By … BRITAIN will enjoy one last blast of summer weather today as temperatures hit 31C. Flights from London airports, including Heathrow and Gatwick, have been delayed and cancelled due to heatwave-related issues technical problems with the UK’s air traffic control system. Which Train Services Are Running - And Which Are Cancelled - In Today's Heatwave? People from London enjoyed and rushed to the beaches, pools. London's low will be 23 Celsius (73 degrees Fahrenheit). The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. The best outdoor activities and things to do outside in London, featuring amazing green spaces, parks, open-air cinema and theatre, rooftop bars, … Heatwave warning issued for London as Met Office records hottest day of the year. A couple play with the water in the fountains at Trafalgar Square in London this afternoon in the very hot weather, Danny Merva, 14, jumps into the River Thames from a pontoon at the Richmond Canoe Club in South West London today, People enjoy open water swimming at the West Reservoir Centre in North London this afternoon, People rowing a boat as they enjoy the hot weather on the River Thames in Richmond, South West London, this afternoon, A woman lies on the beach close to Dover Ferry terminal in Kent this afternoon as the heatwave continues, A person jumps into the sea as people enjoy the hot weather on Southsea beach in Hampshire this afternoon, A swimmer dries out in the sun at the West Reservoir Centre in North London this afternoon during the heatwave, People sit in the shade as they enjoy lunch in the hot weather on the River Thames in Richmond, South West London, today, A topless man drinks cider in the sunshine at the fountains at Trafalgar Square in London this afternoon, People enjoy the hot weather at Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, this afternoon as the heatwave continues, A passenger fans herself on a platform on the London Underground this afternoon amid the very hot weather in the capital, A woman relaxes in the sunshine at the fountains in Trafalgar Square in London this afternoon as the heatwave continues, A man jumps from a rock into the River Wharfe near Ilkley in Yorkshire today as Britons enjoy the wave of warm weather, Another sun-seeker jumped from a narrow bridge as dozens of those across the UK raced to rivers and beaches to cool off, Temperatures soared to 96F (35.7C) in Britain today as the most severe heatwave on record continued this week. LONDON is forecast to be the hottest part of the country today, as the European heatwave crosses the channel to the UK, pushing the mercury as high as 35C. The Met Office said the heatwave is the most prolonged period of hot August weather for 17 years. The whole of the UK remains under a Met Office thunderstorm warning until Thursday, while a month's worth of rain could fall in the space of three hours in parts of the country today. The warmest July overnight temp on record is 23.3 Celsius (73.9 degrees Fahrenheit). Only hours earlier, a woman died after believed to have been caught in strong current off the Norfolk coast. Explosive storms have been described as a 'one in ten year' event, according a meteorologist speaking today. But never mind London, as another heatwave is on the way. As temperatures soared across the country, emergency services were inundated with calls, responding to 675 incidents in just 48 hours. Clare Nasir told BBC Radio 5 Live's Breakfast programme: 'It's an amazing set up at the moment when in fact the energy in the atmosphere yesterday was like in one in five-year, one in ten-year event. Britain as a whole surpassed 100% of its average monthly rainfall and only experienced two thirds (66%) of the expected sunshine for an average July, a total of 113.4 hours, data from the Met shows. London is expected to record a top temperature of 33°C this afternoon, with Birmingham’s maximum at 30°C. Five children and an adult were saved from drowning with 'moments to spare' after getting trapped on a sandbank as the tide raced in on the coast of Anglesey. 1.40pm: The body of a man, thought to be from Sussex, was pulled from the water off Lancing beach. In Lancaster, a rest centre has been opened after fire crews were received more than 30 flood call-outs in the region yesterday. Areas of Gwynedd also saw flooding before dramatic thunderstorms and torrential downpours struck much of the west coast of Britain overnight - while the nation experienced a 'tropical night' with temperatures largely remaining above 68F (20C). Among the incidents was the rescue of two men who were picked up on Sunday one mile from the coast of Lyme Regis, Dorset, on a deflating dingy as the sun was going down. There have already been 43 large grass fires in London so far this year, compared to seven in the whole of 2017. media caption Why there were so many heatwaves around the world in 2018 A group of people take refuge from the heatwave with a hose-pipe shower in their garden pond, Streatham, London. The mini-heatwave is thanks to a 1,500 mile-wide Saharan burst of … We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Here below are some photos that showed how Londoners reacted to the one of the hottest years. The temperature at Heathrow is the third hottest on record in the UK. No injuries were reported. Beachgoers make the most of the heat at Bournemouth in Dorset this afternoon as the UK's heatwave continues, Sunbathers and holidaymakers flock to the beach at the seaside resort of Lyme Regis in Dorset this afternoon, Visitors walk along the promenade at Bournemouth in Dorset this afternoon as temperatures remain very hot in the South, Owen Chisholm, 13, falls into the River Thames from a pontoon at the Richmond Canoe Club in South West London today, A group of people play in the water at Bournemouth beach in Dorset this afternoon as the hot weather continues, Bournemouth beach is once again a hotspot for daytrippers and tourists this afternoon as people flock to the coast, People make the most of the hot weather by visiting Bournemouth beach in Dorset today amid the ongoing heatwave, Daytrippers go into the water off Bournemouth beach in Dorset this afternoon as the heatwave continues for the country, A group of women sunbathe at Bournemouth beach in Dorset this afternoon amid the heatwave conditions, Sunseekers gather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset this afternoon as they make the most of the very hot weather, A group of people enjoy the very hot weather on Bournemouth beach as the UK continues to be gripped by a heatwave, People enjoy the hot weather on Southsea beach in Hampshire this afternoon as the heatwave continues. That wasn't on the forecast! Police are treating the death as unexplained but not suspicious. The storm travelled up the west coast to Liverpool and Lancaster early today, with locals reporting fast strikes of lightning without any thunder or rain. The mercury hit 96.4F (35.8C) at Kew Gardens in West London at 2pm today, and is set to soar further. For lots of people it's like a way of life for them. Britain's ten-day heatwave continued today as temperatures soared to 96F (35.7C) amid the most severe hot weather on record - after the country was hit … The search teams relaunched the operation this morning and recovered a second body in a similar area at around 10am today. By ... London has today … Fire crews in Lancashire were called out to more than 30 flooding incidents overnight in Lancaster, Warton, Kirkham, Hesketh Bank and Tarleton, with a rest centre opened for people whose homes have been deluged. Following yesterday's rainfall, the Environment Agency has issued four warnings for expected flooding in the North West - two at Lancaster and two at Ulverston. Some beachgoers have ignored pleas to stay away from crowded coastal areas in an attempt to maintain social distancing guidelines. South East Water urged its customers to put away their hose pipes, garden sprinklers and garden water toys as it said that a spike in demand had left some people with low pressure or no water. How London is being affected in the heatwave which may see the hottest day on record and then a report just in that London has seen its hottest day on record at … Simon Dawson / Reuters July 25, 2019, 1:11 PM UTC / Updated July 26, 2019, 2:39 PM UTC 'It's quite unusual although I think it will become more common as we head through the next few decades with global warming.'. Heatwave: UK just misses all-time temperature record as commuters endure chaos on railways Save Brockwell Park lido where the public had been queueing since before it opened today. Despite the downpours, Britain's ten-day heatwave shows no signs of relenting and will continue until at least Friday, with the country enduring an extraordinary period of scorching weather. The UK awoke from another 'tropical night' this morning after struggling to sleep through these overnight temperatures, A lightning bolt cuts through the purple sky in Stoke-on-Trent yesterday amid thunderstorms in the Staffordshire area, Lightning strikes near Blackpool Tower in Lancashire in the early hours of this morning as thunderstorms arrive in England, Thunder strikes near Morecambe in Lancashire overnight as thunderstorms and torrential downpours batter Britain, Dramatic thunderstorms strike overnight at Wrexham in North Wales as Britons experienced a 'tropical night' with 68F heat, A fork of lightning strikes from a purple sky over the village of Llannefydd in Conwy, North Wales, last night, Magical moment more than 50 deer cross snow-covered A1101, Russian YouTuber questioned over 'killing girlfriend on livestream', Women use a baby as cover while meeting to exchange drug money, Netflix claims recordings of Diana corroborate much of The Crown, Singer performs Australian National Anthem in the Eora language, Angry crowd riots after company advertised $100k 'fake' cash drop, Stray dog 'attends' algebra lesson alongside undergraduates, Heart-stopping 150mph police car chase with driver on A27, M&S Longbridge and its chirpy manager Craig presents scan and shop, Prince Harry records special message for Netflix's Rising Phoenix, Christmas shoppers swarm Oxford Street after lockdown restrictions, Two men tragically drown at a popular tourist beach, Dramatic thunderstorms (left) and heavy rainfall (right) largely struck the west coast of Britain overnight on Monday, The hot weather has caused sleepless nights for many Britons, with many taking to Twitter to share their desperation, A hailstorm bucketed down over Capel Curig in North Wales yesterday afternoon as the heatwave in Wales started to end, Hail stones reported to be the size of golf balls set off car alarms as they fell over Capel Curig in North Wales yesterday, Aberystwyth in Wales endured an influx of rain at around 3pm yesterday, leaving the town in deep water within 20 minutes, Thunderstorms have brought flash flooding and power cuts to parts of Wales, with Aberystwyth pictured yesterday. Temperatures in London have reached 37.8°C at Heathrow airport, with Kew gardens not far behind at 37°C. A man poses in mid-air as he dives from Ensfield Bridge into the River Medway in Kent as temperatures continued to soar, Other sun-seekers relaxed on inflatables in the murky River Medway as Britons battled to stay cool this afternoon, People take a dip in the waters around Ensfield Bridge on River Medway in Kent as the heatwave continues in southern England today, People enjoy the warm weather on Parliament Hill in North London this afternoon, A family dip their feet at the fountains at Trafalgar Square in London this afternoon as the very hot weather continues, A woman reads a book as people enjoy the weather on Primrose Hill in North London this afternoon, People enjoy the hot weather at Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire this afternoon as the heatwave continues, Two men relax at the fountains in Trafalgar Square in London this afternoon as the heatwave continues, Boaters enjoy the warm weather at Goring-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire this afternoon as they sit on a boat, A woman poses for a friend's photograph in the sunshine at the fountains in Trafalgar Square in London this afternoon, A woman shields herself from the sun as people enjoy the hot weather in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, this afternoon, Visitors head to Bournemouth beach again this morning, after it was packed yesterday during scorching temperatures, Visitors to Cambridge enjoy rides in punts on the Cambridge Backs on the River Cam this afternoon, Ten-year-old Jack plays with his kite as he enjoys the hot weather by Chesterton Windmill in Warwickshire this morning, People enjoy the hot weather as they take a punt trip along the River Cam in Cambridge this afternoon, People start to arrive at Bournemouth beach in Dorset this morning to enjoy another day of sun as the heatwave continues, The scorched grass at Greenwich Park in South East London today as the heatwave continues in southern England, Families flock to Bournemouth beach this morning to take advantage of sunshine in the south as the heatwave continues, The sun rises behind Blyth East Pier Lighthouse in Northumberland this morning at the start of another very hot day. The record for the longest spell of 95F (35C) is three days - set in 1976 and 1990 - which this week could match. London is getting a heatwave next week with temperatures up to 28C. A dog who was swept out to sea by the tides at Jennycliff Bay, Cornwall, was reunited with its owner after a Coastguard rescue operation. There are a number of road closures in place because of the flooding and we ask people not to drive through flood water.'. Onlookers in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, watched in horror yesterday as a body was pulled from the sea. The comments below have not been moderated. 'Sadly our inshore lifeboat recovered a body from the sea at Hove.'. 10.30am: Body of man in his 60s is pulled from the water in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. During today's heatwave, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said "everyone should have the right to basic protections from working in unbearably hot conditions" Advertisement 2019-07-25T08:52:51.506Z Today is set to be the hottest day of 2019 so far in the UK as temperatures will climb to 35C in London. It said it has been pumping an additional 150 million litres of water around its network, the equivalent of 27 million additional toilet flushes, to keep up with demand over the summer. A spokesman for the fire service said plans were under way to prepare for more storms expected this evening. UK weather forecast: Five-day heatwave starting today will see Brits bask in temperatures hotter than Barbados and Jamaica 1 /38 UK's Hottest Day of the Year: Friday 31 July 2020 Meteorologists also expect Britain to have the second longest run of consecutive 90F (32C) days on record. People sunbathe in London's Hyde Park, London, after temperatures climbed above 30C.