The UK is set to 'fry' in hot temperatures for three months, it has been reported.
According to the Met Office's latest long-range outlook, Britain is set to face above average weather until the end of October.
Forecasters warn it is twice as likely compared to average years that the next three months will be warmer than normal and blame warming coastal waters, climate change and the return of high pressure for the prolonged period of really hot weather.
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A Met Office spokesperson said: “The main signals for August are for high pressure to extend northeast towards the UK at ties, with lower pressure to the south.
“With warmer than average sea-surface temperatures in the vicinity of the UK, the chances of a warm August to October are almost twice normal.
“Given these trends, there is a slightly increased likelihood of impacts from hot weather during August, especially given the dry conditions of the past few months.”
This comes as forecasters predicted another heatwave to hit our shores next week, with the mercury hitting the mid-30Cs.
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Meanwhile, on Monday night (August 1), the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) issued a two-day level-2 ‘alert and readiness’ heat-health alert across eastern England.
A spokesman said: “It will be locally hot in the southeast during Tuesday and Wednesday with some notably warm nights and the potential for thresholds to be met in parts of East Anglia.”
This prolonged period of heat will also see an extended period of drought, with rain highly unlikely, according to the Met Office.
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