This week has seen many areas of Britain bask in glorious sunshine, with temperatures soaring past 30C in some cases.
However, experts predict this freak occurrence of sunshine in September will not last, which may mean it will not be long before you have to turn the heating on. Therefore, this is an ideal time to sort out any boiler repairs in Preston while it is still warm enough to cope without central heating.
Earlier this week, the Met Office reported highs of 34.4C in Gravesend in Kent, which is so unusually hot for this time of the year that it was the highest temperature recorded since 1911.
Heathrow and Kew Gardens also reached over 30C on Tuesday (September 13th), hitting 32.8C. Indeed, those travelling from Bangkok in Thailand, Marrakesh in Morocco and the Spanish party island of Ibiza would have found it warmer when they landed in Heathrow Airport than their summer holiday destination.
Despite this, Grahame Madge from the Met Office said the hot weather had peaked on Tuesday and temperatures will start dropping.
“Toward the end of the week, we will see temperatures cool down on Friday as fresher air from the Atlantic pushes across the UK,” he stated
Indeed, the Met Office forecasts thunderstorms and heavy rain for the next few days, accompanied by strong winds and unsettled conditions.
As the average September temperature for the UK is around 12C, Brits can expect to see the weather take a turn for the worst rapidly.
In order to keep yourself and your family warm when this happens, it is wise to sort out any heating problems as soon as possible in time for typical weather to return.