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This Summer Is Going To Be Hotter Than A Steak Bake Straight Out Of The Greggs Oven

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This Summer Is Going To Be Hotter Than A Steak Bake Straight Out Of The Greggs Oven

Without wanting to curse it, there's some pretty incredible news about the coming summer that you need to have a look at.

It seems like the UK is on track for a very hot summer. In fact, if the Met office is to be believed, 2017 could be the hottest year on record.

After showers and wind until Thursday, the Met Office forecasts a hot spell and it's only going to get warmer from there.

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Highs in June will push towards 30C and July will see temperatures hitting 35C.

The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze told the Daily Star: "35C highs would not be a surprise ahead.

"A 'blowtorch' pattern with several shots of hot air from southern Europe is expected."

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Government forecasters also reckon we'll see above-average temperatures from August until the start of November, meaning this year could be warmer than 2014 - making it the hottest year since records began in 1910.

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Met Office forecaster Emma Sharples said: "All months this year have been warmer than average for the UK as a whole.

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"June could well see days in the high 20s, with spells of warmer days mixed in with changeable conditions."

Bob Ward, of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, said: "Given the very warm temperatures this year so far and the forecast ahead, 2017 is on course for the warmest year on record.

"The risk of heatwaves this summer has increased, with above-average temperatures every month suggesting warmer temperatures are part of a trend."

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Although 2014 is currently the overall hottest year, the UK has seen a fair few hot summers over the years. Any older readers will probably remember the infamous 1976 United Kingdom heatwave that led to the hottest summer average temperature in the UK since records began.

It was one of the driest, sunniest and warmest summers in 20th century for Britain, although 1995 is now regarded as the driest.

The UK enjoyed warm weather all summer long in 1995, with temperatures peaking at 35.2C at the start of August. So get your bucket hat on, cans of lager in the fridge and start blasting 'Roll With It' out of your car stereo, because it looks like we're getting a retro, 1995-style summer.

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Topics: Weather, hot

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