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Britain set to roast with record heatwaves hotter than last year’s 40.3C

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Britain is set to roast under a record-smashing five more summer heatwaves.

Scorching temperatures are predicted for up to two weeks in July and could beat last year’s blistering 40.3C (105F) high.

But The Met Office issued multiple thunderstorm warnings for parts of the UK from Sunday (June 25), despite the mercury climbing past 32C.

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Potential flooding, damage to buildings and power cuts are listed as potential dangers amid the “wall of rain” deluge shown on a Met Office weather map approaching Britain.

The forecasting group said: “Whilst there remains some uncertainty in whether thunderstorms develop as cooler conditions follow from the west, there is a chance that an organised line of thunderstorms could develop across northern Britain during Sunday afternoon before clearing east into the North Sea during the evening.

“This is more likely to happen across eastern parts of the warning area including northeast England and eastern Scotland.

“Rainfall amounts will vary significantly, but some locations could see 30-40 mm in one to two hours. Frequent lightning, large hail (up to 3cm in diameter) and strong, gusty winds will be additional hazards.”

Yellow heat warnings have also been in place for three days starting at 9am on Friday to 9am today.

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When the heat returns, Brits could take inspiration in keeping cool from Glastonbury’s revellers who are struggling in the sweltering heat at Worthy Farm.

Some festival goers designed makeshift showers out of plastic bags with holes in the bottom and others lounged under sheltered stages, equipped with handheld fans modified to also spray water.

Revellers also poured bottles of water over their heads and bartenders at the site reported attendees were buying less alcohol due to the intensity of the heat – with scores spotted sleeping outside their tents.

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