The warmer temperatures we have all been basking in recently are showing no signs of abating as we move into the week starting Monday, June 7.

That's according to the latest Met Office forecasts, who are expecting intermittent sunshine and clouds into Monday and Tuesday with little chance of rain.

Indeed, the Met Office said there was a less than five per cent chance of rain in Greater London for much of the week ahead.

The presence of a high pressure weather system of the south east of the UK can be thanked for maintaining those warmer temperatures and meaning less chance of rainfall and significant winds.

Temperatures will meanwhile remain typical for the time of year next week, the Met Office expects.

Their official forecast for Greater London had highs in the mid 20s Celsius every day from Monday-Friday, with 24 degrees at 4pm on both Wednesday and Friday the hottest it was expected to get according to the current forecast.

Scientists expect the likelihood of heatwaves in the UK to increase in the months and years ahead as the climate crisis continues to worsen at home and around the world.

Last month, the Met Office warned that there was more than a 40 per cent chance that the annual average global temperature in at least one of the next five years will temporarily reach 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Climate Scientist Professor Ed Hawkins described 1.5 degrees as a manmade "line in the sand" in conversation with the BBC last month after the Met Office warning.

"It's not a sudden cliff edge, it's more like a slope that we're already on and, as the climate warms, the effects get worse and worse.

"We have to set a line in the sand to try to limit the temperature rise but we clearly need to recognise that we're seeing the effects of climate change already in the UK and around the world and those effects will continue to become more severe," he said. 

Click here to read the Independent Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on 1.5 Degrees of global warming.