UK set to have hottest day of the year next week as temperatures could reach 30 degrees this month
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Time to dust off the shades and top up on the SPF as the UK is set to have hottest day of the year next week with temperatures predicted to skyrocket this month.
Brits are being told to get ready for the country's first possible heatwave of the year with the month of June bringing some intense heat that will crank up the mercury big time, baking Brits at a whopping 30 degrees.
So, get ready for a whole lot of beachside antics, park-based barbecues and long hot days spent in beer gardens as it's shaping up to be one hell of a scorcher this summer.
"The hot weather is still taking time to unfold everywhere. For now and the next seven days west is best and the east is least," Jim Dale, a senior meteorologist for British Weather Services told the Daily Express.
He added: "A 25C will be broken in the west somewhere. However, longer-term and ahead of the expected breakdown on June 7 and 8, on current trends, it’ll turn more humid with high 20s in south east England, possibly, but no firm promises as yet, reaching the next staging post of 30C."
Weather maps show parts of the UK seeing highs of around 26C in and around London by next Friday (9 June), with the hottest and most humid air sticking around until next Sunday (11 June).
The Met Office's long-range forecast does not currently allude to any heatwaves and instead gives a fairly settled forecast for the majority of June - which hints towards a very hot period.
From June 4 to 14 it says: "Settled conditions are likely to dominate throughout this period with plenty of dry and bright weather across the country, with the best of the sunshine expected across the west.
"Some low cloud is likely in eastern areas each day, but this will tend to burn back towards the North Sea coastline during the day.
"There is the very small risk of a shower in the south, and isolated patchy drizzle along eastern coasts."
It continues: "Temperatures will continue to be warmest towards the west, with an onshore wind making it feel cooler in eastern areas, especially the southeast where winds will be strongest.
"Towards the end of this period, the chance of showers in the south may start to increase. Further north, the generally fine pattern is likely to continue."
Grahame Madge, a Met Office spokesman told LADbible: "Yesterday we saw the highest temperature of the year so far when thermometers recorded 25.1C at Porthmadog. Recording 25C at or after 30 May has only been recorded in the UK a few times in the last few decades.
"For the first week of June the forecast shows the influence of the current area of high pressure continuing so temperatures of similar values to what has already been recorded can be expected.
"Beyond the first week of June, it isn’t possible to provide an accurate day-by-day forecast. However, there are indications that we could see some higher temperatures during June, but that is by no means guaranteed at this lead time."