Some serious heat on offer for the SE crew now beginning of next week, thereafter a cool down to lower to mid 20’s. No sign of a prolonged hot spell as this summer ticks on by
Whilst there is some truth in that - nothing long lasting enough to count as prolonged so far - it’s actually pretty rare to get a “prolonged hot spell” if you mean a week or more of 28+ temperatures and at least 4 or 5 days of 30 in there.
From recollection in my lifetime (I was born in 76) I think it’s happened 10 times: 1983, 1989, 1990, 1994(?), 1995, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2013, 2018. Roughly once every 4 years on average. Actually not dissimilar to the return period of a prolonged snowy spell of several days with snow on the ground in the South.