Britain is about to roast in a 30C (86F) blazing heatwave ahead of what’s being tipped as the hottest summer on record. Temperatures are poised to skyrocket over the next 48 hours as a plume of sweltering air sweeps in from the tropics. The mercury will hit the upper 20Cs (81F) widely across southern Britain and higher in parts with even Scotland and the north

looking at 25C (77F). After a wobbly start to June some experts say this week’s heat blast could herald the start of a record-breaking super summer. Official long-range forecasts suggest above-average temperatures holding out until the start of September. Warmer than normal sea waters around the UK combined with “very high global warmth” are  being cited as drivers. READ MORE