Hour by hour forecast as 34 degree temperatures hit Yorkshire TODAY

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Yorkshire is set to sizzle in temperatures of up to 34 degrees today - as forecasters predict the warmest day on record this year.

The summary for Thursday is: "Sunny, exceptionally hot on Thursday, with a chance of thunderstorms."

Temperatures could hit 34 degrees today.

Temperatures could hit 34 degrees today.

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The Met Office is predicting high UV levels and high pollen levels during the heatwave.

Their forecast for Thursday in Yorkshire is: "A hot and sunny day across most parts, although the southeasterly breeze will keep coastal areas a little cooler. However, showers may develop during the afternoon, these becoming heavy and locally thundery during the evening. Maximum temperature 34 degrees.

And for tonight: "Thundery showers, initially heavy with a risk of hail, clearing north during the evening to become dry and largely clear. Feeling fresher. Minimum temperature 17 degrees."

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Here is an hour by hour forecast for the day ahead:

0800 - 0900

21 degrees

Less than 5 per cent chance of rain.

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0900 - 1000

24 degrees

Less than 5 per cent chance of rain.

1000 - 1100

26 degrees

Less than 5 per cent chance of rain.

1100 - 1200

29 degrees

Less than 5 per cent chance of rain.

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1200 - 1300

30 degrees

Less than 5 per cent chance of rain.

1300 - 1400

32 degrees

Less than 5 per cent chance of rain.

1400 - 1500

34 degrees

Less than 5 per cent chance of rain.

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1500 - 1600

34 degrees

Less than 5 per cent chance of rain.

1600 - 1700

33 degrees

10 per cent chance of rain.

1700 - 1800

30 degrees

30 per cent chance of rain.

1800 - 1900

29 degrees

10 per cent chance of rain.

1900 - 2000

27 degrees

10 per cent chance of rain.

2000 - 2100

26 degrees

10 per cent chance of rain.

2100 - 2200

25 degrees

10 per cent chance of rain.

2200 - 2300

24 degrees

10 per cent chance of rain.

2300-0000

24 degrees

10 per cent chance of rain.