Original article from Kent Live
After a scorching 31C weekend, the Met Office has forecast the exact hour the UK heatwave will end.
Forecasters at the forecasting agency, responsible for creating weather predictions and forecasts for the country, have spoken out.
The meteorologists at the Met Office confirmed that yesterday (July 17) was the hottest day of the year so far.
Today (July 18) however is expected to break this record, with temperatures of 31C forecast in Rochester.
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Tunbridge Wells and Gravesend will see highs of 30C, while Dover will be slightly cooler at 26C.
Despite still being warm, temperatures in Kent are expected to drop to around 23C as next week progresses, although the mercury could strike 25C in some areas on Friday (July 23).
At 4pm on Monday (July 19), temperatures are forecast to be 22C.
After this warm period, cloudy weather can be expected next weekend (July 24 & 25), although temperatures should remain similar.
Tom Morgan, meteorologist at the Met Office, said temperatures could reach 31C around Yorkshire, the Midlands, south-east Wales and Bristol today.
He added: "We have got quite an extended hot spell of weather to come through the next several days lasting much of this week, nighttime temperatures will be in the high teens Celsius and daytime temperatures will be in the high twenties or low thirties.
"It's going to mean that people are really going to feel the effects of the heat as we go through this week."