Today Will Be The Hottest Day Of The Year So Far
Can we just appreciate how warm it's been these last few weeks? We've burnt our scalps, drank too much
water gin and now we're living in flip flops.
But there are always a few that have to spoil it with their complaints. 'It's too warm', 'We just need a bit of rain', 'If only it would cool down a few degrees'. We get it, you're in work, bored and warm. But appreciate it while it's here, will you.
Well here's some news to cheer the complainers up - today will be the hottest with temperatures due to hit 33C. Did someone say early finish?
According to The Sun (coincidence) this heat we're experiencing is set to top the previous 2018 record of 32C.
Areas in the South will feel the sweltering conditions the most - conditions which are due to run into Saturday for the England vs Sweden World Cup quarter finals.
Cue every pub in the UK pushing their TV into the beer garden like the supply teacher at Christmas.
Weather forecaster Emma Salter told The Sun: "There's no let up in sight in terms of the dry weather and high temperatures through the week.
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"It's pretty much dry across the board and no sign of rain." Yes, Emma. You can come again.
Pub industry insiders have predicted that an extra eight million pints will be sold on Saturday meaning that landlords will be £24million ($31m) more in revenue than on a typical day. Funny what a little hot weather can do, isn't it?
Storms had been predicted for Friday earlier in the week but Ms Salter said these were now looking 'very unlikely' and they have been removed from the forecast.
She added: "From Monday or Tuesday the really high temperatures will start to gradually come down, but it will still be in the high 20s so it will be 'less hot' rather than cooler." We'll take that.
Last week the roof of Glasgow Science Centre started to melt in as temperatures hit 31.9C - just 0.3C off Scotland's record since 1893.
The so-called 'weatherproof' membrane on the roof of Glasgow Science Centre began melting in the merciless heat, sweating out streaks of black goo down the side of the building.
That really does put some meaning in the phrase: "I'm absolutely melting".
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