The hot weather is due warm air from Africa reaching Europe, sending temperatures soaring.
A very hot spell of weather is on the way for the UK this week which will lead to heatwave conditions.
The warm air that is currently baking parts of Europe to record temperatures will creep towards the UK sparking heat health alerts.
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The scorching weather will be thanks to high pressure sitting above the country, allowing warmer air from Europe to send temperatures rocketing.
Summer solstice is today which means it is the longest day of the year.
The Met Office have confirmed that hot temperatures are set to bake Merseyside and the rest of the country next week.
Forecasters at the weather channel are say that the UK will have more rain, strong winds and thunderstorms this summer.
After a milder week of weather with heavy rain at times things are set to improve through this week on Merseyside.
With the weather getting worse and temperatures taking a dip it has got us thinking when does summer arrive.