After smashing through previous records in June, temperatures in the capital are once again on the rise.
Following more or less a reliable rate of 23 or 24 degrees for the last couple of days, temperatures have already soared up to 26 in London today (Friday, July 16).
And they are showing no signs of stopping there.
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According to BBC weather, the heat is set to intensify further throughout the weekend before reaching a staggering peak of 30 degrees on Sunday.
This will be even hotter than the sweltering scenes you might remember from last month’s mini heatwave, which saw peak temperatures of 28.3 degrees in parts of London, breaking records from past Junes.
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So if you’re already finding yourself a bit hot under the collar, you might be wondering exactly how long the current heatwave is set to last.
According to BBC weather, the current heatwave is set in for the long haul, and won’t be over for another nine days.
After peaking this weekend, temperatures are set to undulate between 24 and 26 degrees right through until Saturday, July 24.
They will drop off very slightly after that, to a more moderate 24 degrees.
For anyone already feeling themselves start to wilt under the sun’s baking rays, there may be some small respite, however.
On top of the forecast for the next nine days promising a ‘gentle breeze’ we can also expect ‘heavy rain showers’ to cool us down on Monday.
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