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Don’t worry if your summer vacation plans are shelved or not: The capital will soon be as hot as Ibiza.

A period of intense high pressure means most areas can meet the Met Office’s definition of a heatwave – defined as three days higher than a specific temperature threshold.

Mercury is expected to reach the 20s across the UK with London still expected to surpass 28C for a very minimum of three days, the Met Office has said.

Met Office spokesperson Oli Claydon said: ‘There’s a definition of what a heatwave is – it is at least three consecutive days of maximum temperatures meeting or exceeding a temperature threshold.

Weather could change in early July but nothing concrete is in sight, Claydon said

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