Brits are bracing themselves for a scorching hot summer with high temperatures to last until October. Forecasters are predicting a hotter than average weather spell over the next three months that could see the mercury rise to 36C – as hot as parts of Africa.
Britain has seen bouts of hot weather over the last couple of months with the hottest day of the year so far being 34.5C, recorded on June 21 at Heathrow in London. The next spell is set to begin shortly, with some parts of the country expected to see temperatures nudge 30C.
Schools across the country will be breaking up for the summer holidays over the next fortnight and the hot weather could see families flocking to the seaside to cool off. The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze told the Daily Star Sunday: “Highs of 36C are on the cards this summer, with warm air expected to blow in from Africa. After a superb start to summer, bursts of heat ahead have the potential to be hot, hot, hot.”