The number of deaths spiked on the hottest day of the summer, provisional official data shows.
People across Britain have been enjoying the warm weather ahead of a predicted August bank holiday heatwave. Temperatures have been increasing following early-morning fog in parts of the UK. By Monday, temperatures could reach 33C (91.4F) in southern England – which would set a new record for the late bank holiday weekend.
July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, meteorologists have said.
Selfridges has opened its Christmas shop for those who want to recover from the heatwave with some wintry cheer.
Tayside and Fife will be hit by sweltering heat and thunderstorms as erratic weather moves across the UK.
Tayside and Fife could bask in the heatwave due to hit the UK later this week, according to an updated forecast.
A heatwave is forecast to bring sweltering conditions to Scotland this week after more than a month of sodden weather.
Hot weather accompanied by "lots of sunshine" will return to Tayside and Fife next week, according to forecasters.
An action-packed summer of blockbuster events has netted millions of pounds for Perth and Kinross.
Summer will last until October this year in Scotland with the hottest late summer and early autumn for 38 years on the cards.