The local forecast up until 1800hr on Tuesday 24th July 2018

So let's take a rain check on the statistics behind the story of heatwave summer 2018!

We have now recorded 31 consecutive warm days, 18 of which can be classified as 'heatwave days' in Coventry, with no measurable rain at Bablake for 32 days, making this the longest drought in our records since 1976.

And there is no sign of any change soon, with this very warm, mainly dry spell set to last even into early August, though there could just be a drought busting shower some time in the future!

So on Monday, it will be very warm with prolonged hazy sunshine through a veil of high cloud; temperatures are expected to rise up to a humid 29C in a moderate SW breeze.

After a very warm night, with minima around 17C, Tuesday promises more of the same, though with more white cloud around perhaps;  expect temperatures around 28C.

Outlook -  a little less warm midweek, but the hotting up again into next weekend.