London is bracing for another heatwave, as the Met Office places an amber warning for extreme heat on the region. 

The warning will last much of the week, starting on Thursday, August 11 and staying in place on August 12 and 13 with the last day of extreme heat on Sunday, August 14. 

The heatwave comes just weeks after the UK battled red warnings for extreme temperatures in July. 

As record-breaking temperatures saw parts of the region reach up to the high 30C, making it some of the hottest days of the year. 

A Met Office spokesperson has said: "Temperatures will increase across much of the UK over the coming week.

"Temperatures will be highest across parts of England and Wales with these peaking on Friday and Saturday.

"In addition to high daytime maxima, temperatures overnight will remain very warm, especially in larger urban areas."

What to expect from Met Office extreme heat weather warning:

The Met Office has set out some key factors of what to expect during the extreme heat.

  • Adverse health effects are likely to be experienced by those vulnerable to extreme heat
  • The wider population are likely to experience some adverse health effects including sunburn or heat exhaustion (dehydration, nausea, fatigue) and other heat related illnesses
  • Some changes in working practices and daily routines likely to be required
  • An increased chance that some heat-sensitive systems and equipment may fail.
  • More people are likely to visit coastal areas, lakes, rivers and other beauty spots leading to an increased risk of water safety and fire-related incidents.
  • Some delays to road, rail and air travel are possible, with potential for welfare issues for those who experience prolonged delays

See the full forecast via the Met Office.