UK set for hottest August ever as gates of hell are opening

The UK is set to face its hottest August ever as an imminent "heat surge" is set to destabilise the nation.

Temperatures are set to reach into the 30s this weekend, before cooling down next week prior to another onslaught of hot weather at the start of August.

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said: “Confidence is starting to build for another blast of very hot weather during the start of next month.

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“It remains to be seen from model runs nearer the time whether temperatures will edge towards the record heat we have seen this week.

“In the meantime, there are signs of another heat surge at the weekend with temperatures, particularly across the south, lifting back into the 30Cs.

“Temperatures in parts of the north will also rise into the 20Cs, but generally it will be cooler across the region.”

The Met Office said it is "keeping an eye" on temperature charts with hints much hotter weather could return.

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Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “There are signs next week of temperatures starting to rise, but while we expect nothing like the temperatures we have just seen, there are suggestions temperatures could pick up to above average towards the back end of next week.”

Bookies are slashing the odds on next month going down as the hottest on record with Ladbrokes offering 10-11 from 2-1 on an August heatwave.

Spokesman Alex Apati said: "It looks like we'll be seeing more of the same on the weather front with record-breaking temperatures set to come next month."

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