Britain is braced for soaring temperatures with the country expected to have its hottest day of the year for three days in a row this week – with the mercury set to hit 84F (29C) today before rising to 93F (34C) by Thursday.
Peak temperatures this week will make the UK hotter than Ibiza or even the Bahamas – with the Met Office issuing a level-two heat warning, urging those spending time outside to make sure they protect themselves from the sun.
The high on Thursday would be just 3.1F (1.6C) below the country’s highest ever June temperature of 96.1F (35.6C), which was set in London in 1957 and then equalled in Southampton in 1976.
The hottest day of 2020 until now was May 29 when Dawyck in the Scottish Borders got up to 84F (28.9C), and the Met Office said it is likely today will beat that in the South, then again tomorrow and for a third time on Thursday.
But while many people unable to go abroad due to coronavirus might welcome the heat, it comes with possible dangers with forecasters urging those spending time outside to ensure they protect themselves from the sun.
The Met Office said there is an 80 per cent probability of heat-health criteria being met between 9am tomorrow and 9pm on Friday.