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Temperatures to rise even higher this week, says Met Office

Forecasters are expecting at least 35C (95F) in London and East Anglia on Thursday

Parts of Britain are forecast to bask in temperatures of 35C (95F) later this week, surpassing Monday, which was the hottest day of the year so far.

Temperatures of 33.3C were recorded at Santon Downham in Suffolk on Monday, the first day of the school summer holidays.

Met Office issues UK heatwave alert and says to stay out of the sun

Temperatures of 30C predicted until Friday as record-breaking hot summer continues

The Met Office has issued a heatwave warning and advised people to stay out of the sun until Friday.

The level three, amber heat health watch warning, issued on Monday, acts as an alert to health providers that extreme temperatures are on the way, which may affect the wellbeing of people in the UK.

Upcoming rain unlikely to break drought conditions

Parts of the state will see rain starting Sunday and extending at least into the middle of next week, but it will not be enough to have any real impact on current drought conditions in Maine.

“You may need to put a raincoat on,” according to Tony Mignone, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Caribou. “Some of the rain showers could produce some good amounts.”

But overall, it’s going to be hit or miss, he said.

Unexpected tornadoes cause damage and injuries in Iowa

A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital.

Residents and even weather forecasters were taken by surprise Thursday as the tornadoes hit Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant. Ten people were injured in Marshalltown and seven at a factory near Pella, but no deaths were reported.

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