Hottest summer in 350 YEARS: Incredible UK weather maps show BRUTAL heat could last MONTHS BRITAIN is on the brink of its hottest summer in 350 YEARS with the savage hot weather engulfing the UK set to last MONTHS. By JASON TAYLOR 18:26, Mon, Jul 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 19:38, Mon, Jul 23, 2018
The Met Office warned the “remarkable” temperatures across the UK are on course to last until at least late August with “very warm, hot or very hot” conditions likely for at least another five weeks.
It means Britain is on course for its hottest summer ever, with the record-breaking temperatures of 1976 - which is believed to be the hottest since at least the early 1600s - now very seriously under threat.
It came as a string of incredibly detailed new weather maps and charts appeared to support the long-range forecast, with searing heat and no rain compounding the driest spell in recent memory.
Half-way through this meteorological summer, the daily maximum temperature is 20.9C, while the hottest complete summer on record saw an average daily maximum of 21C.
In 1976 the Central England Temperature (CET) between June and August averaged 17.8C. According to the Met Office, the average maximum temperature was 20.96C - with both figures now severely under threat if the hot weather continues, as forecasters expect. （リンク先に続きあり)