Parts Of The UK Will Be Hotter Than Hawaii This Weekend
You may have noticed that after a truly dire start to the month, the sun has at lost got his hat on.
But that's just the start folks, 'cos he's going full fedora this weekend, with parts of the UK forecast to be hotter than Hawaii.
Of course, when you picture Hawaii, you think of beautiful sun soaked beaches, and that's basically what it will be like here this weekend (except our beaches will no doubt be packed).
So, just how hot is it going to be?
Well, according to Met Officer forecasters, there's about a 50 percent chance the UK's June temperature record could be broken; that would mean temperatures in excess of 35.6C, which was recorded in London on 29 June 1957 and in Southampton on 28 June 1976.
But even if we don't quite hit record highs, large swathes of the country should comfortably surpass the 29C forecast in Hawaii.
The highest temperatures are expected on Saturday, particularly in the south and east of the UK, with regions across the midlands and near the capital expected to approach the mid-30s.
Met Office forecaster Nicola Maxey said: "There's a 50 percent chance of Saturday seeing over the 35.6C June record, most likely between London and Lincolnshire.
"Even York could see 32C. Friday had Glastonbury close to its 31.2C record.
"There's remarkable heat across many parts of Europe, with highs in the 40s and records being broken.
"Saturday in the UK will be hot and sunny with very high UV, so take precautions, drink plenty of water and stay in the shade if you can."
Clearly, we're all excited for a sunny weekend, but it's important to remember that it is possible for temperatures to get too high. Indeed, the cooler temperatures forecast in the west of the UK and for Sunday could actually be more pleasant than the mid-30 highs.
Just ask the people out in Carpentras, where today they've experienced the hottest day in French history, with a high of 44.3C.
Now that is too hot. So hot that schools have had to close and that the health minister has had to warn people not to go jogging.
But if school closures and jogging warnings don't quite convey to you the severity of a heatwave, look no further than this bloke in Germany who was stopped by police for riding his scooter naked.
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