After last week was filled with Met Office weather warnings for rain and thunder, a shift in the weather is now forecast for this week. The UK is likely to see “heatwave conditions” this week, according to the Met Office. From Wednesday some parts of southern and central England could see the mercury rise as high as 34C.
WXCHARTS maps, which use data from MetDesk, show Tuesday is likely to be a warm day for much of the UK.
Maximum temperatures in central and southern England are likely to be between 22 and 24C.
On Tuesday parts of northern England are also forecast to see warm weather, with temperatures reaching up to 23C in some areas.
Although not as warm and southern and central England, Scotland is forecast to see warm temperatures on Tuesday around the high-teens.
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Dan Suri, Met Office Chief Meteorologist, said: “Northern Ireland and Scotland will be under a band of cloud and rain on Monday and Tuesday, however, it’ll be dry elsewhere with plenty of warm sunshine and temperatures reaching 28 or 29 Celsius in a few spots on Tuesday.
“Temperatures will continue to climb through the week with a hot spell developing across much of England and Wales.
“From Wednesday temperatures will widely reach into the high twenties Celsius and it’ll be hot across much of the UK, especially central and southern England where we could see highs of 30 to 34 Celsius.
“This hot weather is expected to last until at least Friday and so heatwave conditions are likely to develop for some areas this week.”
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“In addition to the warm days we are going to see some warm nights this week as temperatures overnight remain in the mid-high teens across England and Wales.”
By Thursday Scotland and Northern Ireland are also expected to see a wave of hot weather.
However thunderstorms are also expected towards the end of the week, and the hot weather is expected to dissipate soon after.
Matthew Lehnert, Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, said: “By Thursday, Northern Ireland and Scotland will join the rest of the country in seeing a shorter-lived spell of warm and sunny weather, but we’re also seeing an increased risk of thunderstorms towards the end of the week which is expected to bring an end to the very warm and sunny weather.”
After a sunny warm spell, from the weekend weather patterns are forecast to become “changeable”.
WXCHARTS maps for next week show warmer temperatures are likely to be replaced with a much cooler feel across the UK.
The Met Office long-range forecast from Friday, June 26 to Sunday, July 5 states: “Changeable, cooler conditions seem likely to extend slowly east to all areas through next weekend, preceded by thunderstorms in places.
“It will probably then remain changeable and sometimes breezy with weather systems crossing the UK from the west, bringing bands of rain interspersed with brighter, showery periods.
“Most of the rain will be in the northwest where it may be rather cool.
“Drier and sometimes warm conditions are likely in the east and south with a chance of some longer fine, dry spells in early July.”