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A second major heatwave is set to strike the UK next week, bringing scorching temperatures up to 35C.

The latest warm front is expected to drift in at the start of next week, "bringing above average temperatures for many", according to Met Office spokesperson Stephen Dixon.

Though forecasters believe the mercury could rise to the low to mid 30Cs next week, the Met Office is still unsure whether the hot spell will be officially classed as a heatwave due to the unpredictability of the forecast temperatures.

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A heatwave is only confirmed when temperatures reach 28C in London and 25C for the rest of the country for three days in a row.

Dixon did warn that the "extent and duration" of the warm weather also remains unclear at this time.

Currently, the weather forecast for August 9 to August 23 says that temperatures will "remain generally above normal across the south, with some potentially hot spells, while remaining closer to average in the north".

Dixon told the Evening Standard that it was possible the UK could experience anything "from the mid-20s to the low 30s" during the first week of August.

The predicted warm weather comes on the heels of some of the hottest weather ever experienced in the UK.

The all-time temperature record for England was shattered on July 19 when 40.3C was recorded in Coningsby, Lincolnshire.

This, plus the warm weather to come, may leave the UK on the verge of drought and could force water companies to introduce limits on usage, which may lead to an all-out "hosepipe ban".

Currently, companies are advising Brits to be frugal with their water usage by employing habits such as using the same cup all day and cutting down on showers.

England has experienced the driest first six months of the year since 1976.


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