Last year saw Slough experiencing temperatures seen in Portugal, transforming it from the 'grey, drab scenes' seen in The Office.

According to not-for-profit organisation Round Our Way, 'unseasonably warm weather hitting the UK this week' is 'crazy' and 'a bit scary'.

Research has revealed that in 2022, the town was on average as hot as parts of Portugal were between 1990 and 2020.

French academic, Thibault Laconde, from Callendar Climate Intelligence, has demonstrated that the country’s temperatures 'moved' 205 miles (330 km) south on average.

Thibault Laconde said: “These worrying findings for the UK are mirrored across Europe, with parts of France last year witnessing average temperatures more traditionally found in places in Greece.

"Climate change like this is having a devastating impact on everything from nature and wildlife to access to water and farmers' ability to grow food."

Elsewhere, Caerphilly in Wales was as hot as Lugo in Spain which is 590 miles (950 km) south - and further north, Lincoln, Pontefract and Liverpool were comparable with towns in Northern France. 

Martin Lines is a farmer at Papley Grove Farm in Cambridgeshire, where 2022 temperatures were equal to Tarouca in Portugal between 1990 and 2020. 

He said: “The extremes in temperatures we’ve seen in recent years are making it extremely difficult to grow food. 

“Another huge risk is wildfires - we’re now seeing tinder-dry landscapes. I worry my farmland could catch fire in hot conditions and spread to nearby properties. I fear we’re about to experience the dangerous effects of climate change - which will affect everyday people.”

Round Our Way works to highlight the impact climate change is having on British families and to get more working-class voices into the climate debate.

Round Our Way’s Director Roger Harding commented: “These climate change created warm winters and scorching summers bring with them flash floods, drought and higher food prices when harvests fail.

"We urgently need politicians to start tackling climate change and its consequences or ordinary people will bear the brunt of it.”