Brits are set to swelter as high temperatures hit the country once again – but no records will be broken this time.
Forecasters have predicted that some areas in southern England will hit the mid-30s by the end of next week.
It comes amid warnings that a drought could be declared with little rain still expected over the coming days.
The hottest day ever in the UK was declared last month, with 40.3°C weather leading to dangerous wildfires.
Met Office chief forecaster Steve Willington said: ‘We could see parts of the UK entering heatwave conditions if the above-average temperatures last for three days or more.
‘Many areas of the UK, especially the south will witness temperatures several degrees higher than average, but these values are likely to be well below the record-breaking temperatures we saw in mid-July.
‘As the high pressure builds there is very little meaningful rain in the forecast, especially in those areas in the south of England, which experienced very dry conditions last month.
‘Elsewhere in the UK, such as in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, rain-bearing weather fronts will make limited headway against the high pressure, bringing some rain to north-western parts of the UK.’
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