BRITAIN is set to bake on the hottest day in history today as a ‘blowtorch’ scorches the nation with temperatures of up to 39C.
Forecasters say the UK will be hotter than Barbados and Egypt.
Brian Gaze, a forecaster at The Weather Outlook, said: “This heatwave is like a blowtorch that will scorch across much of the country.
“It’s going to be a glorious weekend.”
Today’s blistering heat could beat the previous hottest day on record which saw Brits roast in 38.7C in Cambridge on 25 July last year.
The heatwave is here to stay for the weekend and will remain into Monday and Tuesday next week.
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