This summer is shaping up into something special. Nationwide it was the 4th warmest and 3rd driest June since 1910, with just 24% of average rainfall and it was particularly dry in the south where some counties had their driest June for over 100 years. It was also one of the sunniest Junes since 1929. London was particularly warm with temperatures regularly in the 30s.
At times like this it’s great to be in, on or around the water, and while swimming in the Thames isn’t advisable, getting on the water always provides that instant cooling effect – especially if you are flying along in a fast Rib on a treasure hunt or sightseeing tour of the city of London. The days have been superb but some of the evenings have been even better . . .