Now... As the heatwave has slowed down holiday bookings, there are plenty of cheap packages. Flying from Cardiff on Sunday 28 July to Cyprus for a self-catering week in Ayia Napa costs £268 including 15kg baggage and transfers.

Soon... On 17 and 24 August, VJV has a week in Lake Como, with BA flights from Heathrow to Milan, transfers and B&B at the Grand Hotel Menaggio. The price of £895pp also includes a boat ride, entrance to Villa Carlotta and a tour of Villa del Balbianello.

Later... In September, British Airways is offering a three-night stay at the five-star Fairmont hotel on The Palm development in Dubai for £609pp. The deal includes half board and return flights from Heathrow, when booked by 31 July.