The Met Office is forecasting today could be the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures set to rise as high as 27°C in the South East.
Much of the region is expected to hit highs of about 26°C, with Met Office forecasts estimating temperatures in Maidenhead, Windsor and Slough will be about 25°C for much of the afternoon.
But the heatwave will be short-lived, with more rain forecast for the weekend.
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The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough and Wokingham, warning that rain moving eastwards across the south of the country may turn to snow in some places.