The Met Office has announced that Wales has provisionally recorded its hottest ever day in history.
The national weather service tweeted: "It's provisionally the hottest day on record in Wales.
"Gogerddan has reached 35.3°C so far today, exceeding the previous record high of 35.2°C, recorded at Hawarden Bridge, Flintshire on 2nd August 1990."
📈 It's provisionally the hottest day on record in Wales— Met Office (@metoffice) July 18, 2022
🌡️ Gogerddan has reached 35.3°C so far today, exceeding the previous record high of 35.2°C, recorded at Hawarden Bridge, Flintshire on 2nd August 1990 #Heatwave2022#heatwave pic.twitter.com/jDhqhOFSVJ
For those unaware, Gogerddan is located near Aberystwyth.
It comes after the Met Office's red heat warning for England between Monday (18 July) and Tuesday (19 July).
Large parts of England have hit the high 30s, with the possibility of 40C in some places.
Last week, Penny Endersby, Met Office chief executive, said: "The extreme heat that we're forecasting right now is absolutely unprecedented.
"Please treat the warnings we are putting out as seriously as you would a red or amber warning from us for wind or snow and follow the advice.
"Stay out of the sun, keep your home cool, think about adjusting your plans for the warning period."
The existing record for the hottest day on record in the UK is 38.7C, which was recorded in Cambridge on 25 July, 2019.
This record is expected to be surpassed in the upcoming days, however, we will have to wait and see.
⚠️⚠️🔴 Red Extreme heat warning issued 🔴⚠️⚠️— Met Office (@metoffice) July 15, 2022
Parts of England on Monday and Tuesday
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Stay #WeatherAware ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/YHaYvaGh95
Well, believe it or not, Brits have been urged to avoid alcohol during the two-day heatwave.
Considering that sipping on an ice-cold bev is probably the most British way of responding to a heatwave, some experts have urged against it.
As many of us will be aware of, doctors usually advise us to keep hydrated as the temperature goes up.
When it comes to excessive drinking, alcohol is classed as a diuretic - meaning it makes you pee more.
And when you pee more, you become more dehydrated.
Alcohol advice site Drinkaware explains: "Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it encourages the kidneys to lose extra fluid.
"That is why you tend to go the toilet to urinate (pee) much more when you drink alcohol. Alcohol also makes you sweat more.
"The combination of sweating more in the heat, and going to the toilet more, means you lose more fluid than you take in and become dehydrated unless you replace that lost fluid by drinking water."