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UK hot weather: Maps turn RED as 1,500-mile Saharan blast bakes whole of Britain with 84F


Hot weather is back! After a wet and windy few weeks proving to be a fairly dismal start to autumn, the UK is now going to see 72 hours of sunnier skies. Temperatures could rocket to highs of 29C according to the latest weather maps. And even the Met Office is forecasting extreme heats this week.

Britain could mark the first time in four years that the mercury has reached 30C or higher, forecasters have warned today.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said weather maps show we could expect 30 to 31C on Monday in the southeast, with similar temperatures expected on Tuesday in East Anglia.

While Deputy Chief Meteorologist Nick Silkstone said: “Along with the dry and sunny weather, southern areas of the UK will see temperatures rise due to a combination of high pressure and warm air from the continent.

“It’ll turn warmer still as we start the new week, with temperatures possibly reaching around 29 or 30 Celsius in the south east early next week.”

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Forecast maps from Weather Outlook show the UK maximum weather over the next five days will see highs of 29C in parts of the east of England as the whole of the country turns red or orange as scorching temperatures sweep in.

Wales will see the mercury reach a high of 23C over the next five days, while much of central England will see highs of 25C.

Northern England is expected to record temperatures of about 22C, while the south west could see between 20C and 24C.

Scotland, meanwhile, is expected to remain a bit cooler at highs of 20C.

The Met Office long range forecast from September 18 to 27 reads: “Mainly dry, settled weather seems likely to continue through the middle and perhaps the latter part of next week, bringing sunny spells.

“The best of these conditions will likely be found in the northwest. However, there is a chance of the odd thundery shower, more especially in southern and southwestern areas.

“Above average temperatures are likely for many locations and it could be very warm in the south, whilst the northeast may feel rather cold. “

The hot weather is a result of a 1,500 mile wide weather system coming from the Sahara, bringing with it scorching temperatures.

BBC Weather meteorologist Tomasz Shafernaker added a “current of warm air coming out of Spain and France engulfing much of the country”.


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