Scorching temperatures this June will mean Londoners can enjoy summer sun hotter than the south of France, according to weather forecasters.

Highs of 27 degrees Celsius are in store for the city on Wednesday (June 8), outstripping popular holiday destinations such as the Rhone Valley which are predicted to reach 23 degrees.

But clear skies are not supposed to last as rain is predicted for the end of the week.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Warm sunshine developing widely during Tuesday, with a chance of a few afternoon thundery showers developing. Winds mainly light.

"Friday may become cloudier with some rain or showers later."

A sizzling 2016 summer has been predicted for the city, with mercury soaring higher on the thermometer than ever before to break weather records .

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Parks across west London were filled with people enjoying BBQs, cycling and sunbathing over the weekend as the city heated up on Sunday.

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