As the temperatures soared above 90F (32C) in the UK today the weather forecasters are predicting that the tropical heatwave is going to bake the country for a further two-weeks.
Yesterday was the hottest start to the month of August for more than a decade with a high of 82F ( 27.7C) in London making it two degrees warmer than the popular tourist destination in the Spanish city of Barcelona.
Weather forecasters are predicting that tomorrow in the North of the country, it is going to be cloudy with a maximum temperature of 77F (25C), while in the South, cloudy with some rain but a maximum temperature of 90F ( 32C).
The country can expect to see similar temperatures for Thursday.
But the tropical weather with so much cloud and an unusual lack of wind may be an absolute pleasure for sun lovers but it is a potential health risk for the sick and elderly.
Although an official heat-health alert has not been issued the met Office have said that the temperatures are on the boundary of being high and sustained enough to warrant one.
An official heat-health alert requires two consecutive days at 86F (30C) in the South of the country, or 84F ( 28.8C) in the North with temperatures not falling below 59F (15C) overnight:
“It is going to be like an oven with the lack of wind and close cloud cover making it feel almost tropical.
“In secluded areas, where there is not much wind, we could be looking at highs touching 90F (32C)
“The usual warnings for the elderly and people with health issues should apply over the next couple of days”, said Positive Weather Solutions Forecaster, Jonathon Powell.