Soaring temperatures will return to the UK as mercury shoots to 26C on Friday, September 4. The latest charts produced by Netweather.TV, shows large areas of the UK turning dark red as plumes of hot-air push in from the continent. On Friday, September 4, temperatures are forecast to peak at 26C (79F) in the southeast of England.
Elsewhere across the country, there will be highs of 24C in the Midlands, 22C in the North and 21C in Wales.
The barmy conditions are set to continue for at least the next six days with temperatures remaining in the mid-20s for large parts of the UK.
The following weekend will see highs of 24C in London, 22C in the North and 20C in Wales.
The warm weather will continue into Sunday, September 6 with temperatures remaining in the mid-20s, with eastern parts of the country seeing prolonged periods of sunshine.
Going into Monday, September 7, plums of warm-air will begin to move in a northerly direction as large areas of Britain turn red on the maps.
In the North of England, there will be highs of 23C, with highs of 24C in the southeast and 22C in Wales.
On Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9, high pressure will continue to swarm large areas of the country, with the mercury reaching highs 25C and 24C respectively.
The BBC long-range forecast says high pressure will bring drier and warm weather as hot air pushes northwards from Portugal.
The BBC outlook from September 7 says: “Changeable weather conditions appear likely through the middle part of September.
“There are signs of a temporary change to drier and warmer weather just before mid-month, this is because high pressure may expand northwards from the Azores for a time.
“England and Wales are likely to see the lengthiest of any drier, calmer and warmer periods of weather.”
The Netweather.TV long-range forecast adds: “High pressure will probably come further north at times during this week, bringing longer spells of dry, settled and mainly sunny weather to much of the UK.
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However, it will be bright for a time in Wales, central and southern England.
During the afternoon, cloud and showers will become increasingly heavy and widespread.
A few thunderstorms are also likely across England and Wales.