TEMPERATURES throughout the Tyne Valley have hit 30°C as the UK basks in a heatwave.

The Met Office has issued its latest weather forecast, which reveals today is the third hottest day on record.

Hexham, Prudhoe, Allendale, Bellingham and Haltwhistle all recorded temperatures of 30°C.

Earlier today, the Met Office recorded a temperature of 37.8°C at Heathrow Airport, London.

Here's the forecast for the rest of the weekend:


Patchy rain over the Pennines dying out, giving way to sunny spells and a few light showers. Drier by the evening. Warm, but noticeably less so than Friday. Maximum temperature 22 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers Sunday, occasionally heavy. Monday, another day of sunshine and showers. Rain on Tuesday, heaviest in west. Cooler temperatures than of late.