Tempers are fraying as the UK finally experiences those lazy hazy crazy days of Summer. Months ago weather forecasters predicted an extended period of good summer weather with extreme temperatures set to hit the UK but until this week we were all still waiting.
This week hot temperatures have hit the UK and although the heat it set to reduce to something more normal for Britain in July we appear to have been caught on the hop yet again.
It has not taken long for we limeys to complain it is just too hot.
This time it is a majority call and actually true although the temperatures have yet to outstrip last year's hottest days.
But Tuesday parts of the UK were hotter than countries bordering the Med and even Islamabad.
And trouble is never far away.
Cars are not safe in hot weather
Remember a parked car is not a safe place to leave a dog unattended in such hot weather. If you must do so make sure the animal has some air from a slightly open window with shade and fluids on hand. Better still leave them at home with room to move about, water on hand and in an airy part of your home.
It is thoughtless to leave a pet in hot parked car for a long period of time but what about your children?
Unbelievably one woman keen to grab a bargain or two at the Next Summer sale left three children in a car parked in the disabled bay at Watersfield Shopping Centre in Watford and then locked the door before going into a branch of Next.
The three children were aged one, three and seven.
All too young to be legally left unattended even at home.
As temperatures hit 30C plus Tuesday the woman wandered around Next taking 40 minutes to enjoy a good browse.
Staff at the store were unable to alert the woman over their tannoy system and eventually police arrived and freed the children from the white Nissan Qashqai without needing to break in.
Wednesday warnings are being issued.
Take car swimming in natural waterways
Shortly before 5.45pm Tuesday police raced to the River Etherow in Hyde after reports that the body of a teenage boy had been found.
It appears he was swimming with friends when he got into difficulty and sadly died.
The Metro also reports "at the same time, a man died after jumping into the River Trent to cool down in the hot weather. But after jumping in to the river in Stapenhill, Burton-on-Trent, the 46-year-old got into difficulty. The emergency services were called at 10pm on Monday, and were able to pull him out of the water. He received treatment by paramedics before he was rushed to Queen’s Hospital in Burton. However, he didn’t survive, and later passed away in hospital."
Three shot dead
Tuesday news broke that three people had died in a gun incident in the car park of a swimming pool in Spalding.
Police were quick to say it was not a terrorist incident.
The dead were a father, his wife and the couple's teenage daughter.
The father killed the two women before turning the gun on himself.
Wednesday the Daily Mail reports "Jilted father lay in wait under a car outside leisure centre to shoot dead his daughter and wife - just days after she told him their 26-year marriage was over and she was leaving him."
Why kill the daughter too?
The three dead are named as Lance Hart, 57, his wife Claire, 50, and their 19-year-old daughter Charlotte.
Water fight goes badly wrong
Trouble flared in London Tuesday, the hottest day of the year so far, and five people, including a police officer, were stabbed and several others injured after two water fights got out of control.
In Hyde Park on the day temperatures peaked at at 33.5C (92.3F) four people were stabbed including one police officer as a water fight turned nasty.
In Burgess Park in south London around 500 to 600 young people gathered to enjoy an end of term summer water-fight but two 16-year-old boys were knifed as chaos ensued.
Another Brecon Beacon army death
Wednesday an army spokesperson announced "An infantry soldier in the Rifles Regiment was on a pre-training course in the Brecon Beacons on Tuesday July 19 when he died."
"According to the Army's website, The Platoon Sergeants' Battle Course (PSBC) is a 'promotion qualifying-course, to Sergeant, for Rifles Platoon Sergeants' and is run in January, April and August each year. It described the PSBC as 'both mentally and physically demanding' – but students receive the 'highest level of tuition and testing to ensure they are fully prepared for the rigors of command."
Training has to be tough but should it endanger life?
Around a month ago UK MPs said the Ministry of Defence should be liable for forces training deaths.
The MoD enjoys Crown immunity which protects them against prosecution. A Commons Defence Committee however wants that special immunity withdrawn.
Magnanimously the MoD said it would consider the committee's report.
Since the start of 2000, 135 personnel have died while training for the UK military.
In early Jun 2015 an inquest into the deaths of three men who died while trying to complete tough SAS training in July 2013, as temperatures in the UK soared, was told that the men were carrying '49lb packs'. Poor planning and neglect was blamed and there followed a commitment to change the 'tests'. But in July 2015 ITV Newsreported "SAS selection deaths: soldier serving with SAS at the time tells ITV News families will never get the truth."
Three killed in high-rise tower block of flats
Police were called to 19 storey block of flats in Tillydrone at 8.15pm Tuesday.
A domestic dispute on the 11th floor was out of control. Neighbours reported hearing screaming and a woman shouting "help me."
As witnesses looked on a man threw himself from the 11th floor but that was not all; when police entered the flat they found the bodies of a man and a woman believed to have been murdered by the jumper.
Police are investigating.
Rail lines unable to cope with heat cause traffic chaos
The weather is set to break and thunderstorms are predicted to dump a month's worth of rain on parts of the UK causing flash flooding in some cases.
But before the cool down arrives watch out for traffic chaos.
The cheaper way of laying and maintaining rail lines means there is no room for expansion as they become too hot.
Don't think you can escape by road either as tar is melting on some motorways in sizzling temperatures.
As always Britain a country used to unpredictable weather is unprepared for the "unexpected."