Famously soggy, predictably chilly. Well, not any more, cos Blighty has joined the global combustability club after turning in a world-beating and very much oven-ready 40.3 degrees C of scorchiosity in its latest heatwave.

So how freaked out should we feel? Cos like, this was always going to happen wasn’t it? And, as sure as tropical night follows sweltering day, it’s only going to get hotter from here.

But does extreme weather’s inevitability in anyway dent its horror? Will the fact that much of London ACTUALLY CAUGHT ON FIRE change inhofe-ish minds about the need for climate action?

What, in other words, The Hell are we supposed to make of all this?

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