Killer heat waves will become more common in UK, lawmakers warn

Beachgoers lie in the sun during hot weather on the first day of the summer school holidays on Monday in Chichester, England.

London (CNN)UK summer temperatures are set to hit new highs and deadly heat waves are projected to become a bigger problem because of climate change, according to a report from an official government adviser on Thursday.

The country is currently in the midst of one of the hottest summers on record, according to the Met Office. A "level three heat-health watch" has been issued for much of southern and eastern England with temperatures predicted to rise to 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit).
A view shows parched grass from the lack of rain in Greenwich Park during what has been the driest summer for many years in London.