Britain is set to sizzle in sweltering hot weather for the next three months – and temperatures could climb to 36C. Weathermen say we’re looking more and more likely to enjoy hotter than average temperatures between July and September. As hot summer air blows from Africa, we’re set to bask in temperatures more associated with the tropics.

September is also poised for hotter-than-average Indian Summer conditions. Last Summer, we saw temperatures of 34.4c in September, something which we’re probably going to see again this year. The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “36C highs 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.”

The forecast will cheer Brits ahead of school holidays later this month, music festivals including Reading and Leeds Festivals on August 25-27, and Notting Hill Carnival on August 27 and 28. Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “Monday looks like 27C, with possibly 30C on Tuesday in the South-East and 31C on Wednesday in East Anglia.”