Britain set to swelter in record temperature
The highest temperature ever recorded in Britain was 38.5 Celsius at Faversham in Kent, on August 10, 2003.
The government issued a heatwave alert under a new system introduced after a 2003 heatwave which killed more than 2,000 people in Britain and 27,000 across Europe.
Bookmakers have slashed the odds on thermometers reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 C).
"We could easily be left red faced tomorrow," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
British workers should be allowed to leave their ties and jackets at home and go to work wearing shorts in a bid to stay cool, said the Trades Union Congress, which represents 70 unions with nearly seven million members.
Ok, 40c is hot, we all have been there. Sydney generally gets a few days over Summer, that leaves us flat, but does anybody die?
How the hell do 27,000 people die from the heat?
I know it can be a problem with very young and the old, plus the smog won't help...but really, people.