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UK heatwave forecast: Sweltering Atlantic blast to melt Britain with 30C heat next week


The latest hot weather maps from Netweather show temperatures are set to rocket on Monday. The south-east will be hit with a sizzling 30C heat blast sweeping up from the Azores. Other southern parts nearby, including Swindon and Bath, will experience highs of 28C, while further up in Norwich and Coventry, temperatures will reach 27C.

Maps from WXCHARTS also show hot air sweeping in from the Atlantic at the start of next week.

Nick Finnis at Netweather said: “The weather will remain changeable across northern areas for the rest of the week, with a risk of showers towards the west today and tomorrow, followed on Friday by a spell of wet and windy weather.

“Southern areas will see a band of cloud and patchy mainly light rain pass through today, but for the rest of the week it’s looking mostly dry and bright, but joining northern areas in turning cooler and fresher after today.

“The weekend will remain unsettled across the north, will spells of wet and windy weather, particularly later on Saturday and overnight into Sunday morning.

“Southern areas remaining dry and bright, increasingly warm and sunny on Sunday, as high pressure builds. Warmer still early next week, as southerly flow develops, temperatures perhaps reaching the mid to high 20s Celsius across southern areas, perhaps 30C in the southeast.

“So a late taste of summer returning for some.”

The hot weather arrived yesterday as south areas including Cambridge were hit with highs of 26C.

Mr Finnis added there will be highs of 24C in East Anglia and southern England this afternoon.

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“Cloudy at first across the north on Sunday with further spells of rain in the far north and northwest, before easing to drier and brighter conditions from the southwest through the afternoon.”

The latest forecast on Weather Outlook’s website also predicted 30C to hit the UK next week.

The forecast said: “A band of cloud and patchy rain in central areas slowly edges southwards today with cooler air to its north.

“During the next few days the north and west have changeable conditions with rain at times.

“Southern and central regions stay mostly dry. By Sunday it will be warming up again in the south and early next week 30C (86F) could be reached.”

The Met Office added the south will experience a “prolonged warm spell” during mid-September.

The Met Office forecast said: “This settled weather look set to bring temperatures to near normal for most, but the South could see warm or very warm temperature at times.

“The warm weather in the south could also harbour some thundery activity particularly for the South West after a prolonged warm spell.”


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