A TWO-DAY ‘extreme’ heat warning has been issued for the majority of the region, with temperatures expected to soar.

The amber Met Office alert covers Monday (July 18) and Tuesday.

According to the forecasters, a hot spell is likely to develop from Sunday, leading to “widespread impacts on people and infrastructure”.

The east coast of the region is currently not covered by the warning.

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A Met Office spokesperson said: “After a very warm night, hot weather, already under way across other parts of England and Wales is expected to develop more widely across Wales, southwest and northern England, plus southern Scotland.

“Some exceptionally high temperatures are possible, both by day and by night, for Monday and Tuesday. This following a warm weekend, will likely bring widespread impacts to people and infrastructure.”

Parts of England have been issued with a red heat warning, meaning there is a “danger to life”.