Here’s what the weatherman said
Yesterday was UK’s hottest day of the year so far — temperatures were just shy of 30C — with forecasters now warning that the heatwave is far from over.
The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert saying there was an 80 per cent chance of heatwave conditions between today morning and Thursday evening in parts of England.
— Met Office (@metoffice) June 26, 2018
AccuWeather meteorologist Jim Andrews added: “The UK is looking at a range of five to eight more spells which we would call heatwaves this summer.
“It would certainly be reasonable to expect 34C highs this summer. Heat will build in the UK this summer due to high pressure, the sun heating the land, and heat arriving from as far away as Spain.”
On Monday, temperatures in St James’s Park peaked at 29.4C (84.9F). The previous highest temperature recorded in the UK was 29.1C at St James’s Park on 19 April.