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August 2015

90F Spanish Plume to trigger monsoon deluge at the weekend

 A FREAK mini heatwave will send thermometers rocketing to 32C (90F) on Saturday before tropical storms hit Britain.

Swathes of the country will swelter in a “Spanish plume” from the Continent with summer to a close on a monsoon deluge.

Torrential rain, gales and ferocious thunderstorms triggered by volatile Atlantic weather systems threaten a chaotic end to August.

Despite the steamy outlook over the coming days forecasters warn to batten down the hatches in the run up to the bank holiday.

London worst for traffic, study reveals

LONDON motorists spend more time stuck in traffic than in any other European city, new research reveals.

Drivers waste around 96 hours on congested roads every year with the UK capital faring worse than its continental counterparts.

Britain came came fifth overall in a league of Europe’s most jammed-up countries compiled by traffic information provider INRIX.

INRIX president Bryan Mistele said the findings reflect a strengthening economy sparking a greater demand for road travel.

He said: “For the third year running, traffic in the UK is up.