Medical professionals have also warned the heatwave risks sending pensioners with underlying health issues “over the edge” as A&E departments reach peak levels. It came as the… Temperatures soared to their highest of 2018 on Monday as the mercury reached 33.3C in Suffolk. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. As Britain basks in glorious sunshine for yet another week, experts have warned the heatwave risks bringing on a faux autumn with prematurely ripening fruits and browning leaves. The Woodland Trust said the unprecedented hot and dry weather is causing blackberries and other hedgerow fruits to mature two months ahead of their usual growth pattern in some parts of the country, spelling danger for the animals that feed on them.