The media have quickly seized on this by warning the public of inevitable chaos across the country, particularly the south of England.
"Roads will be gridlocked, especially the A303 west bound" said Maureen Appleton of the Sun, "Tarmac will be melting, there will be a water shortage, hose pipe bans, you will not find a spare space on Bournemouth beach! Productivity in the work place will markedly drop due to an unusual increase in staff phoning in sick, oven like breezes will warm peoples' drinks... oh it will be a nightmare! It could go on for several weeks too!"
Supermarket chains keen to take advantage of the media driven furore have already started stocking up on essentials to get the nation through the quite normal weather; such as BBQs, charcoal, flip-flops, hats, swimwear, picnic blankets, cool bags and swing-ball.
Umbrella manufacturers are at this stage largely unmoved by the forecasts.