GLOBAL WARMING: Heatwave will see SECOND Furnace Friday tomorrow as 118F 'Iberian plume' roasts Europe on hottest day EVER
- United Utilities called off its hosepipe ban for millions of customers in the north west of England today
- The firm, which supplies water to 7 million people, was due to start restrictions on Sunday, August 5
- It warned there was still a possibility of restrictions if more rain did not arrive in the coming weeks
- Heat will be back by tomorrow as an Iberian plume drives up the temperature in Britain to 90F
- Thursday: Western areas often cloudy with rain and drizzle over west facing hills. Rain becoming heavier over Northern Ireland, later spreading into southwest Scotland.
- Elsewhere, very warm sunny spells but the chance of a shower in northeast Scotland. On Thursday night, rain and drizzle across the northwest, perhaps turning heavier towards dawn across the Scottish Borders and northwest England. Clear spells in central and southern parts with patchy mist and fog.
- Friday: Starting cloudy and damp in the north, but brightening up with sunshine and scattered heavy showers. Heavy rain across northern England, steadily easing later. Hot and sunny in the south.
- Saturday and Sunday: Many places dry with sunshine, although showers in the north on Saturday and perhaps more persistent rain in the northwest by Monday. Warm for most, locally hot in the southeast.