Sunglasses out, peeps
London is set to bask in temperatures above 30C early next week, the Met Office has confirmed.
To prepare for the heatwave, Thames Water will put 450 million litres of water on stand by every day.
Britain will start to heat up on Monday and peak on Tuesday. Temperatures on Wednesday will be in the high 20s and breaking 30C in some places.
Mark Jenner, head of operations systems at Thames Water said: “We have a team of specialists who weather-watch throughout the year and use their years of experience to estimate how much water our customers will use during a hot spell.
“In some places demand for water in the evening nearly triples, so it’s up to us to do the maths, put more water through our treatment works and get that extra water into supply.”