Bookies have slashed the odds of August bringing the hottest EVER heatwave recorded after meteorologists predicted hot weather for the capital.

William Hill have cut the odds on the temperature topping 100 degrees fahrenheit from 5/1 to 5/2 as the mercury looks set to rise this week.

Hot air from the south will push temperatures above average for August, with the potential of topping the record for the year so far .

The Met Office expects temperatures in the low thirties in London on Monday and Tuesday.

William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly said: “As the temperatures look set to rise, the odds of records being broken have started to drop and we certainly think there is a very real possibility that we could see the hottest day ever.”

The highest temperature ever recorded in Britain was 38.5C, in Faversham, Kent, on August 10, 2003.

West London has seen an array of weather this summer, with flash floods and yellow weather warnings only being issues at the end of July .

The freak rainfall saw areas such as North Harrow close roads after being submerged in water , leaving traders who closed their stories furious at the council's response to the issue.

Ruislip Manor station was another area hit by floods in June

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