The Met Office and BBC have chimed in on the heatwave that is currently roasting parts of the UK.

Despite the fact we're approaching autumn, global warming has decided to throw us a delightful curveball right at the end of summer.

The Met Office is predicting maximum temperatures of 32C on Wednesday and Thursday, potentially matching the year’s record of 32.2C in June.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, meteorologists at the Met Office said: "Any fog clearing to leave another generally fine day. Often sunny but some cloud is likely at times. Feeling very warm or hot with light winds."

The outlook for Thursday to the weekend says: "Staying generally fine. A chance of mist and fog at times, keeping it cooler in places, but remaining very warm for most.

"A risk of showers into Friday and Saturday." Rachel Ayers, senior meteorologist, said.

"And it is possible the highest temperatures of 2023 could be seen this month, with the current record standing at 32.2C on both June 10 and 25. Temperatures will vary between 27 to 30C in central and southern areas, with an isolated 31C possible inland.

"On Wednesday, mist and fog will clear once again with low cloud burning back to the coast through the morning, again leaving a very warm or hot day."

What the BBC have to say:

Louise Lear, from the BBC, said: "The story has been dominated by sunshine and heat and it'll all be about numbers. 30C on Monday - the highest summer temperatures were 32 and there's a possibility we could see 32C this week but maybe even higher, which is ironic given it's the start of autumn in September."

Pet warning issued:

Dr Justine Shotton, Senior Vice President or the British Veterinary Association, said: “We may be past the peak summer months but it’s important to remember that this September sun and heat is also dangerous for animals.

"Pets can be extremely susceptible to heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke, and can also suffer sunburn, heart conditions and breathing difficulties, many of which can sadly be fatal.

"Make sure all pets have access to fresh drinking water, good ventilation and shade from direct sunlight at all times.”