OK, I took some liberties using John Masefields famous book title. However, it is incredibly hot here in the UK right now with temperatures around 90f.
Generally, the UK is a coldish to temperate sort of climate. Air conditioning is comparitively rare simply because there's not usually much need for it. Summer temperatures are generally in the low 70's. However, all that is changing as we go through one of those rare UK events - The Heat Wave.
It's perfectly possible, that for the first time on record, temperatures could go over 100. WoW!
This is what the Daily Mirror has to say:
It's a scorcher!
15:59, Aug 4 2003
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain may blaze a trail into the record books this week with temperatures threatening to top the 37.1 degrees Celsius (98.8 Fahrenheit) all-time record high.
Forecasters pointed to Tuesday or Wednesday as the most likely days for a new record and said the country would enjoy one of hottest Augusts ever.
"There is the potential there to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 Celsius)," a spokesman for the Meteorological Office told Reuters on Monday.
"There is certainly a chance of a record on Tuesday or Wednesday -- but it's only around a 10 percent chance."
Britain's all-time top temperature is 37.1 degrees Celsius recorded in Cheltenham on August 4, 1990.
The spokesman said temperatures of 35 and 36 degrees Celsius were very likely this week, but added: "Getting that extra degree to make a new record may be pushing it a bit."
Bookmakers said they had been "inundated" with heat-related bets and had shortened the odds of the temperature reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit to 10 to one from 12 to one.
"This is the news we have been dreading," said a spokeswoman for bookies William Hill. "We are already looking at a pay-out of over 100,000 pounds."
Sun-seekers flocked to beaches over the weekend. The resort at Bournemouth beach on the south coast had hired out all of its 3,500 deckchairs by 10.00 a.m.
Forecasters also predicted widespread absence from work during the week with employees "pulling sickies" to enjoy the fine weather.
"I'd be tempted to pull a sickie -- especially in London," the Met office spokesman said. "It's going to be quite humid and sultry and unpleasant for travelling to and from work -- although air-conditioned offices will be some of the best places to be."
Here comes the Sun!