SWINDON basked in glorious sunshine over the course of the weekend – and the summer sun is not done with us yet.

Warm, humid air originating from the tropical Atlantic brought a taste of summer warmth across much of the country over the weekend, and forecasters have warned the hot weather will extend into this week.

Met Office chief meteorologist Andy Page said: “With high pressure building from the south west and warm air being drawn up from the Azores, the south of England was very hot over the weekend. Looking ahead to next week, it’s likely that the very warm weather will continue across southern parts of the UK, although it could turn more unsettled later in the week with a risk of some thundery downpours.”

Today is expected to be another largely dry, hot and sunny day. Patchy cloud may form into the afternoon, but temperatures could hit 31°C. The last time we saw temperatures exceed 30 degrees in June was on June 30, 2015, when temperatures reached 30.5 at Northolt, London during the afternoon of that day.