Britain will soon be sweating in temperatures higher than Turkey, Los Angeles, and Hawaii.Parts of the country will swelter and could experience in one of the hottest September days for more than 100 years. A warm front sweeping in from the Atlantic will push thermometers to 31C on Tuesday with humidity making it feel close to 35C.
The remnants of Hurricane Hermine, which after battering eastern America, will be pulled towards Britain laden with tropical air. Thermometers will start to rise on Monday with highs of 28C forecast for the south and 21C elsewhere.
The current record for September 13 is 28.3C recorded in Camden Square, London, in 1934 and the record for September 14 is 28.6C recorded in Lairg, in the Highlands of Scotland, in 1900.
Forecaster Emma Sharples said: “Temperatures are expected to reach the mid to high 20Cs on Tuesday and we would not be surprised to see 30C in London and around the southeast. At the moment we expect the heat to persist into Wednesday or Thursday when there could be a thundery breakdown.”