As you read this there’s every chance you are already thinking about lying on a tray of ice cubes to cool down.
It’s hot and only going to get hotter, with parts of London set to hit an insane 36C later today (Friday, July 31).
And when it is this hot in Britain there’s always a danger of thunderstorms, and the Met Office is now saying there’s a good chance of some this afternoon.
So much so that it has issued a yellow weather warning for the whole of London.
But isolated thunderstorms are predicted, and the Met Office says that they may cause some travel disruption.
Temperatures should be at their hottest around 3pm, with West London likely to see the highest temperatures.
But every borough in London can expect to see a high of between 33C and 36C, on what will be the hottest day of the year.
The weekend is looking like it will be a decent one, although there won’t be wall to wall sunshine, with some cloudy spells, especially on Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.
The Met Office’s forecast for London and the South East for the next few days says: “After a largely sunny morning (today – Friday) cloud will arrive, bringing an increasing chance of thunderstorms, which locally could be very heavy with possible hail and gusty winds.
“Generally it will be very hot and humid, but coastal areas will be slightly cooler as onshore breezes develop.
“Saturday will be mostly dry with sunny spells, although a few mainly light showers are possible. It will be very warm, with light winds, and the highest temperatures in the east.
“Sunday will be mainly dry with sunny spells. On Monday rain will spread east, then perhaps it will become drier and brighter later. Tuesday probably will remain dry and bright and temperatures will be closer to normal.”
Next Thursday temperatures look set to rise again, with a high of 27C forecast and temperatures reaching 30C by Saturday, August 8.
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