Right, regardless of the fact you are probably now a seasoned heatwave expert, you won't be needing those skills for a while...
It was interesting over the last few days how friends had delighted on telling us their improvisations in order to keep cool in the relentless heat. Most of these ranged from putting damp towels in strange places, dipping certain parts of their bodies in cold water and the one with an ice bucket really can't be published on this site.
Back to the weather (Ed. Thankfully!) and things take a marked cooldown over the next few days before some warmth returning for a time this weekend. It will still take a while before the heat absorbed by various things in the house gets released back into the atmosphere and the strange feeling of the loo seat being warm should have been resolved by Friday.
One thing worth remembering though are weather singularities. Take a look at them in the link below. The most traditional time for the UK to see the final blast of warmth is the start of August. Most of the temperature records across the UK previously were set around this time. It's not a given and perhaps nature was just earlier this year, but we will continue to keep an eye on model output over the next few days and into August to see if anything else is in the pipeline.
Until then.. chill out.. literally...
METEOROLOGIST : MARSH