Published: 06:00, 07 August 2020
| Updated: 16:42, 07 August 2020
Kent is set to be four degrees hotter than Jamaica, with thermometers expected to peak close to the 40s in parts of the county today.
Margate will surpass Mauritius, Deal will trump Dominica and Whitstable will jump above the West Indies if the Met Office's 37C prediction comes true.
Here's how the temperatures could look today
People are predicted to flock to beaches in huge numbers to bask in the sunshine as the heatwave sweeps across the county.
The Met Office has predicted the mercury could hit 37C today, caused by scorching Saharan air moving in.
Hot conditions are expected to last until Sunday and the forecast has prompted a level three health alert - one below a national emergency.
Kent County Council have issued a warning to vulnerable people who could have their health put at risk.
People have been told to drink plenty of water and avoid excess alcohol, keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, and to shut curtains in rooms that face the sun.
Health and social care workers will regularly be checking in on the people they care for who are most at risk.
This is the second week on the bounce a Friday scorcher has been predicted for the county.
Southeastern has warned trains will be rammed today until Sunday as people flock to the coast to soak up the rays.
But the firm will have "crowdbuster" trains ready to be deployed if needed.
Beach-goers have been urged not to travel at the busiest times - generally between 10am and 2pm, 5pm and 8pm.
How to stay safe in the heatwave
Meanwhile, families fear soaring temperatures this week could see a repeat of a huge gathering which sparked a "massive brawl" at one beach on the hottest day of the year.
The RNLI have said they rescued 24 people in a single day at one beach last week - and it could be another busy weekend for the lifeguards.