UK set for hottest temperatures in 40 years as heatwave arrives this week
This summer is set to be a scorcher for the ages
The UK is set to experience some of the hottest temperatures in 40 years as Brits brace for a heatwave arriving as early as this week.
While the likes of Spain, Portugal and other parts of Europe are already baking in temperatures of up to 40C, the British summer is set to give the Mediterranean climate a run for its money, with reports of "record-breaking" levels in just a matter of days.
Having learned of the impending North Africa heatwave earlier this week, we were already expecting low 30s at most but according to the latest data, the heatwave is now apparently going to result in temperatures as high 35C and 36C, as per the Daily Express. Crikey.
Speaking the outlet, Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said that the likes of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, London and much of the southeast, are all set to be hit with the scorching heat but there is also a high chance the most of the UK will be met sunny and dry conditions by next week.
The last time the thermometers hit this was in the summer of 1976, with a heatwave that lasted from June 23 to July 7 and a drought resulting in hose pipe bans to conserve water stores. While nothing is guaranteed, it is thought this impending blast of sun could match or possibly even surpass those levels.
Citing the highs of 35-36C in the southeast, the Netweather forecast noted: “For comparison, the UK record temperature for June is 35.6C, set in Southampton on 28 June 1976 during a famous hot spell.”
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