Baking Britain is about to get even hotter today with 35C melting roads in temperatures hotter than Morocco. And the blazing sunshine, humidity and lack of wind will make it feel closer to an astonishing 38C in parts of the country.
This is hotter than Casablanca, Morocco, which is set to be 32C. It’s been one of the hottest June weekends on record with sun lovers flocking to the seaside and sunbathing in parks. Extreme heat will hold out across the south this week and could even stay all summer. The Met Office ramped up a level-2 heat health alert to level-3 warning of a 90% chance of heatwave conditions until Wednesday.
Motoring experts have warned drivers to take extra care with blazing sunshine likely to push road temperatures to 50C. The RAC said surfaces can become sticky making it more likely for cars to skid as tar starts to soften. RAC traffic watch spokesman Rod Dennis said: “The tell-tale signs are tar patches that look blacker than usual. When the air temperature hits about 30C and the sun is out, road temperature can reach 50C and there is then a risk surfaces can become ‘sticky’.”