WITH the August Bank Holiday looming, tourists and residents alike will be hoping the temperatures will match those of the July heatwave.
The July heatwave peaked on July 14 with the hottest day of the year so far 31.5c (89F) in the shade and the drought continued with minimal rainfall, and around 90mm (three inches) less rain than last year.
Herald Express weatherman Ernest Freed said: "We had 25 days without any precipitation and only three completely dark days and record sunshine. Torbay was the sunniest in the UK on three occasions of those reported.
The sunshine total was 354 hours (an average of 11.4 hour per day) compared with 233 hours last year and the long term average of 228 hours (7.3hrs per day).
The average maximum was 25.4C (77F), compared with 20.5C ( 69F) last year and the long term average of 20.4C (69F).
The average night time temperature was 14. 8C (60F),13C (55F), 13.1C ( 55F).
There was only 5.9 mm rain (0.25 ins) compared with 96.9mm (3.8ins) last year and the long term average of 53mm (2.1 ins).