AN AMBER weather warning for heat has been issued for regions in the South of England, including the South West.

The alert, issued by the Met Office, indicates a 90 per cent risk of temperatures hitting threshold values which, for the South West, equate to 30C during the day and 15C at night.

The alert level in the region has been extended to 9pm on Tuesday "as confidence in hot weather and warm nights affecting at least the far east of the region has now increased". 

It is therefore likely we will see "hot to very hot temperatures" on Friday and Saturday. 

Tomorrow, Salisbury will see highs of 29C while Saturday is likely to be the hottest day of the year for the city so far, with temperatures expected to hit 31C between 1pm and 4pm.

Sunday and Monday will be just as hot with soaring temperatures reaching 30C once again.