Sun hungry Brits bathed in gloriousÂ sunshine today and there’s more to come as temperaturesÂ are set to keep on rising over the coming week.
After wind and rain for most of June and July, it felt as though winter had arrived exceedingly early.
WimbledonÂ was troubled by flash showers, and Glastonbury was a humid mud-bath festival weekend.
July broke records this year for being the wettest in decades, with many Brits fleeing to the comfort of foreign shores.
Weather experts are predicting a temperatureÂ increase over the next couple of days of up to 30Âº. This heatwave will be welcomed by most who have been flocking to beaches all over the country to soak up the red-hot rays.
Health experts have warned all heat seekers that are planning to venturing out into the sunshine to use extreme caution and protect themselves by covering delicate skin with factor 15 and above lotion.
City dwellers are at the heart of the warning, with many being rushed to hospital each year because of heat mixed with pollution and lack of fresh air in the lungs.
Jonathan Powell, of Positive Weather Solutions, said: “This week’s heat will be stifling and very oppressive at times, with the very young and elderly at risk from heat-associated health issues.
“Keeping yourself hydrated is the key and, at times of extreme temperatures such as this, checking on an elderly neighbour or relative could be a life-saver.”
The sporadic heat was responsible for an eight per cent rise in deaths during the May to early June heatwave.
Forecasters have predicted the temperatures over the next few days will be high, with 27Â°C (81Â°F) expected in the South tomorrow, 28Â°C (82Â°F) on Tuesday and 29Â°C (84Â°F) or higher on Wednesday.
Northwest will be slightly cooler at 21Âº for most of the week.