June is on track to be the country’s hottest for 42 years, since 1976’s famous heatwave, Met Office statistics for the first half of the month show.
Today’s summer solstice feels cool amid a polar chill from Iceland – but this is all set to change.
The Met Office said the longest day of the year would feel like just 11C in Cornwall tomorrow afternoon, colder than December 25’s 12.6C at Bude, Cornwall.
Western Scotland will shiver amid 13-15C highs on Thursday – colder than the 15.1C at Kinlochewe, Wester Ross, north-west Highlands, on December 23, Met Office records showed.
The South-East be the warmest at just 19C.