Crack out your sunglasses and SPF, Britain could be about to bake in THREE MONTHS of boiling hot temperatures.

Shock weather patterns over the summer could be about to send the mercury skyrocketing.

In just over a week, some forecasters expect a heatwave to hit the UK, paving the way for a record-breaking summer of sweltering sunshine.

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Temperatures are expected to soar so high, there's actually a chance that the highest EVER UK temperature - 38.5C - could be beaten.

June, July and August will see Britain boil in 30C heat as extreme "heat surges" are swept in from the Continent.

What's going on with the weather?

The predictions are based on a rare set of meteorological circumstances, which forecasters now agree will occur.

Hot air from Africa and the Continent is set to hit the UK following a dramatic northwards swing in the jet stream.

Unlike in other years, its path and activity have been affected by a monster El Nino event which has led to a drastic alteration in ocean temperatures.

Rebecca Lindsay, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) said: "This shift disrupts the atmospheric circulation patterns that connect the tropics with the middle latitudes, which in turn modifies the mid-latitude jet streams.

"This can affect temperature and precipitation across… the world."

Previous summer scorchers - including 1915, 1949,1959, 1976 and 2003 - could be beaten by the 2016 heatwave.

Forecasters say June will be 'flaming'

Piers Corbyn, forecaster for WeatherAction, said: "We are forecasting a tremendous dry warm sunny 'Flaming June' for most of the month.

"The start will be dry, warm or hot, with sunny, blue skies. Some great weather is on the way."

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