Britain's long hot summer is set to carry on. There is no sign of downpours on the horizon, and it will stay mainly dry right the way through to autumn, experts said last night.
They forecast some sun for all parts of the UK this week – great news for families starting their summer holidays and for beachgoers.
Temperatures will reach 26C in parts of the South-east by mid-week, and the low 20s everywhere else, according to the Met Office. Long-range forecasts predict just six or seven days of rain for the entire month of August.
The difference in our Cannas this year is a joy to behold. We see only healthy, shining foliage and flowers that have the strength to open and show-off. This is how it used to be before we had that long series of poor summers.