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London weather: City about to experience one of its hottest weeks ever; We love the warmer weather, but how hot is too hot?

Byline: Hannah Kane

Aside from sweaty Tube journeys, London in the summer is simply the best.

But how hot is too hot?

Well, this week might put that to the test as the city is set to experience one of its hottest weeks ever.

The highest recorded temperature ever in London was a staggering 38.1C, recorded at Kew Gardens in 2003. The hottest day of 2019 so far was recorded inon June 29, coming in at around 34C.

Met Office forecasters have predicted that this week will also be a scorcher, although not quite as hot as 34C.

However, temperatures will stay in the high 20s and early 30s for the whole week, meaning it could be one of the hottest weeks the city has ever seen.

Here is the forecast for this week:

Kicking things off with a bang, it's going to be around 27C today (July 22).

It will cloudy to start, changing to sunny intervals by late morning.

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Here's where things get interesting. Tuesday will see bright sunshine and blue skies - with highs of a whopping 32C. Yikes.

Wednesday is also set to be a scorcher, with highs of 31C and sunny spells, changing to cloud in the evening.

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Thursday is looking to be 33C at the most, although it could get even hotter, possibly breaking this year's record of 34C.

By Friday, it will have cooled down a bit as highs of just 24C are expected. This might be a welcome change, especially if you have to get on the Tube.

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Saturday will be 23C and sunny.

Sunny spells and blue skies are forecast, with highs of 24C.


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It's going to be a scorcher this week

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You'll guaranteed see a lot of this

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It is going to be extremely hot in London

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Date:Jul 22, 2019
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