The UK got Huge heatwave at the moment, the longest heatwave I can remember ever!
it been going for least 12 days and it's will be getting even hotter this week.
I hate it when lawn gone all yellow, not shocked about as its' been the direst July since 1825! :0(I looked it's up)
BRITAIN will bake on the hottest day of the year today as officials warn the extreme heat could kill thousands.
he Met Office is issuing a serious Level 3 heatwave alert so health staff are ready to act.
The warning for today and tomorrow, upgraded from Level 2, means thermometers are likely to breach 90F (32F) on day 12 of what is shaping up to be the longest heatwave in history.
Forecaster Dan Williams said: "Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases. We are planning to issue a Level 3 health alert with the rest of the week looking hot." Today was set to be the hottest so far, he added.
As temperatures head towards record levels, experts predict the scorching weather could hold out all summer, with one forecasting a long, hot autumn. Leon Brown, of The Weather Channel, said: "The circulation is very different to the past six years with the jet stream much further north.
"We may now end up with warmer than normal sea temperatures from late summer to the autumn which will help extend the warmth."
Met Office health alerts come into force when temperatures are not expected to fall below 90F in the day and 64F at night.
They are issued jointly with Public Health England, whose head of extreme events, Professor Virginia Murray, said: "Deaths quickly follow after one to two days of a heatwave, making it essential to have plans in place beforehand."
Health experts warned people to keep cool and keep an eye on friends and neighbours.
Saskia Welman of the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners said she hoped healthcare agencies had ensured that the most vulnerable knew how to prevent heat-related emergencies.
She said: "In previous years, sudden heatwaves have resulted in the death of more than 2,000 pensioners and it is imperative that older people take great care.
"Dehydration and heat stroke among the elderly is a real risk and it is vital that we all look after each other in these conditions.
Joe Mulligan, of the British Red Cross, warned people to stay indoors during the hottest times.
He said: "Deaths during this hot spell could run into the thousands. It is important to drink at least half a glass of water every 15 minutes and stay indoors and take advantage of air-conditioned buildings."
His warning came after an elderly woman had to be rescued by fire- fighters after she became trapped in her deckchair.
The pensioner was sunbathing in the chair in her garden in Polruan, Cornwall, when the seat fell through, leaving her stuck in the frame. She is believed to have spent hours in the chair in scorching temperatures on Monday.
The woman, in her 80s, was found by a neighbour at 10pm and the alarm was raised.
Crews from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service arrived and quickly freed the woman, according to a spokeswoman.
The pensioner was taken to hospital for treatment.
The heatwave has brought a welcome boost to British tourism with thousands flocking to parks and beaches day after day.
Supermarket sales of summer barbecue food and drinks have also soared - - and they could continue to rise with one forecaster predicting the longest heatwave since 1976.
Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, said: "I have rarely seen a run of hot weather like this and it is showing no signs of slowing down.
"In fact it is going to get even hotter with the chance in some isolated spots we could see 100F."
"The whole country is facing weeks of baking temperatures, with all sorts of records at risk before the end of the summer."
Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far with 89F recorded at Seavington, Somerset.