However, few questions are more urgent than "Will the United Kingdom melt in this weekend's heatwave?"
Evidence suggests the UK melts at a temperature of around 29C (or 84F). This weekend the temperatures will come close to that and just as roads get gritted in the winter when there's snow, people are preparing to be placed in huge, Government funded cool boxes for the weekend. By Sunday it's likely that Britain will look like one huge picnic basket, with the sensible ones nestled between a few bottles of chilled Pinot Grigio in the cool boxes, and the less sensible ones left outside to melt like a discarded choc ice.
Needless to say, the powers that be are keeping us regularly informed. As soon as you hear the siren (which is a recording of Maureen Lipman saying "It's just way too hot to function") you are required to move to your nearest cool box. If you are unsure of where it is, look out for the Government adverts on Sky News. These adverts feature Maureen Lipman complaining about the heat and then being bundled into a cool box full of ice cubes and Moet before thanking the Government for keeping her cool.
Remember, Britain wasn't built for heat. You may melt this weekend. The last thing you need when you've dissolved into a puddle is to have Maureen Lipman saying "I told you so".