A HEATWAVE alert for Bracknell has been upgraded from yellow to amber by the Met Office.

A 'level-2' alert has been updated to a 'level-3' meaning there is a 90 per cent probability of heatwave conditions for the south west being met from now until 9pm on Tuesday.

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The Met Office said: "The alert level has increased for southwest England, as confidence in hot weather and warm nights affecting at least the far east of the region has now increased."

This stage requires social and healthcare services to target specific actions at high-risk groups.

According to the Met Office forecast, Friday will see highs of 33c with temperatures set to reach 32C on Saturday with 30C forecast on Sunday.

It continued: "Hot or very hot conditions are likely across southern, central, and eastern parts of England from Friday as warm air spreads north from France. These conditions are likely to persist into the weekend, perhaps being eroded from the northwest by less hot and cloudier conditions for a time, with the slight releiving conditions currently probably reaching a southern limit over central parts of England.

The amber alert - meaning heatwave action - is triggered when the Met Office confirms threshold temperatures for one of more regions have been reached for one day and the following night, and the forecast for the next day has a greater than 90 per cent confidence level that the day threshold temperature will be met.

The hot weather is set to continue into next week with 27C forecast for Monday and 26C on Tuesday. UV Levels will be high.

However, deputy chief meteorologist David Oliver said the high temperatures could trigger some thunderstorms across parts of the UK by the beginning of next week.