London Set To Be Hotter Than Ibiza With UK Temperatures Topping 30C This Week
The UK is going to have a bit of heatwave this week, with temperatures reaching 30C or more in several places.
Temperatures are set to rise thanks to warm air coming from the Atlantic that means London will be hotter than Ibiza.
Scotland and Northern Ireland will miss out on the nice weather earlier in the week, with cloud and rain forecast for today and tomorrow, but will get some sunshine and see the mercury rising by Thursday.
High pressure to the east of the UK will bring #hot air, causing temperatures to rise this week pic.twitter.com/1nd1dL0lnK
- Met Office (@metoffice) June 21, 2020
The highest ever recorded June temperature is 35.6C, which was set at Mayflower Park, Southampton on 28 June 1976 - meanwhile the hottest day of 2020 was set on 20 May at Santon Downham in Suffolk, where it hit 28.2C
Met Office chief meteorologist Dan Suri said: "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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Suri explained that the warm weather is coming from the Atlantic.
He said: "This Atlantic air will descend and warm up as it moves across the UK and this in combination with clear skies and strong late-June sunshine, we're seeing temperatures rise."
Later in the week we might see some thunderstorms, which will signal the end of the heatwave - so enjoy it while you can.
It's not all good news, though, the Met Office reckons we could see overnight temperatures in the mid-teens across England Wales, meaning getting a decent night's sleep might be a bit more difficult.
And pollen levels are also going to be pretty high across the UK - so it might be worth stocking up on the antihistamines now.
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