Summer at last – but not for long

The next fortnight is expected to bring the warmest weeks of summer, before rain returns in the second week of August. Temperatures are expected to hit a high of 25 degrees today, tomorrow and Wednesday along the south coast, in the south-east of England and in London.

Met Office forecaster Charles Powell said: "This and next week are the best weather we can expect for the next 30 days. And because it's been so unsettled, it will feel much warmer than we are used to."