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A ‘heatwave’ is expected to hit London for nine whole days

Brace yourself for that nice weather we’ve all been waiting for

India Lawrence
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Lola Christina Alao
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Londoners rejoice, because we're finally getting a taste of properly nice weather after a fairly long period of wind, unpredictable showers and underwhelming sunshine. Summer officially started in the UK on Friday, so it’s already quite late to show its face. But there are at long last rumours of a real heatwave coming next week. 

There aren't many things Brits love more than sizzling in the sun like chipolatas under a hot grill, and you're going to have ample time to crisp up your skin with high temperatures predicted to last up to nine days.

The scorching weather is forecast to start at the weekend. BBC weather reports it will hit 32C on Tuesday July 12, and stay between 29-32C for the rest of the week. 

According to the Met Office, temperatures have to reach 28C for three days in a row or more to be classed as a heatwave. 

Leon Brown of US-based forecaster The Weather Company said: ‘More heatwaves imported from the continent to the UK are forecast this summer, each reaching at least 28C - and likely higher - and each lasting several days.’

Daniel Rudman is a Met Office Deputy Chief Forecaster. He has confirmed that the warm weather is likely to persist ‘throughout the next month’, with London and regions in the south of England set to bask in the lion’s share of the sunshine. Exciting!

We anticipate a good deal of warmer and mostly dry weather throughout July, especially across the south – although it may also bring cloud and rain into the northwest at times. We are likely to see above-average and very warm temperatures.

So round up a group of your best mates and make your plans, the parks of London, beer gardens and swimming lidos are all calling your name.

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