Temperatures look to peak on Thursday and Friday and some records could well be broken.

Temperatures tomorrow for the following areas are:

  • Rhyl - Highs of 26 °C
  • Holyhead - 20 °C
  • Bangor - 23 °C
  • Colwyn Bay - 24 °C
  • Wrexham - 28 °C
  • Mold - 27 °C
  • Newtown - 26 °C
  • Denbigh - 26 °C
  • Bala - 27 °C
  • Machynlleth - 24 °C

The Met Office tweeted today (Wednesday): More hot sunshine, especially across England and Wales this afternoon.

"Less hot, though still warm enough across Scotland and Northern Ireland #HeatwaveUK."

The highest temperature so far this year, recorded by the Met Office, is 33.3°C - taken on July 23 in Santon Downham, Suffolk.

The highest temperature last year was recorded at Heathrow Airport, London. This was 34.5°C.

Residents are being encouraged to look out for their elderly and vulnerable neighbours during the current heatwave.

Cllr Bobby Feeley, lead member for Well-being and Independence at Denbighshire County Council, said: “Older people, babies, young children and those with a serious chronic condition are most at risk during hot weather.

“We are encouraging elderly or vulnerable people to stay indoors between the hottest part of the day, midday and 3pm, and to avoid strenuous outdoor activities.

“We are encouraging families, friends and neighbours to support older people and others who are vulnerable. A friendly telephone call or a visit to see that everything is well is also important to protect people’s well-being.”