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UK Set For 'Hottest Summer In 12 Years'

Claire Reid

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UK Set For 'Hottest Summer In 12 Years'

Good news for everyone who likes lying awake at night because it's too hot to sleep but if you open the window you end up with 1,843 bugs in your room, because the UK is set for the hottest summer since 2006.

According to The Weather Company, temperatures could soar towards the end of June and hit 33C going through into July and August, which I'm sure will be music to the ears of those who have to use public transport to get to and from work everyday. I can't wait.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The Met Office has said we're 40 percent more likely to get warmer than usual temperatures than colder than usual, which is an odd way of wording it, but there we are: it's going to be warm, anyone would think it was summer or something.

Speaking to the Sun, a spokesperson from the Met Office said: "There's plenty of sunshine to come this week, with the South generally fine through the week, although the North-West will be changeable from Wednesday.

"There is a signal for a gradual return to more settled weather through the end of June. Temperatures are likely to be warmer than average, with the possibility of very warm or hot spells."

Meanwhile, Leon Brown, head of meteorological operations at The Weather Channel, told the paper: "Thirty-three Celsiusis expected by early July as heat from high pressure over Britain builds."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Or, to put it another way, ideal beer garden weather.

However, before you make any plans to fire up the barbecue, the Met Office has also warned that a 'European Monsoon' is set to hit the UK next weekend.

While the temps will sit in the 20sC - with the south east predicted highs of 26C - there's also a risk of downpours, thunder and winds.

Eleanor Bell from the Weather Company told the Sun: "It is expected to turn more unsettled with wetter and windier conditions from mid-week as the jet stream shifts further south although this change is currently expected to be temporary with high pressure and settled conditions expected to return the following week."

So don't put your wellies away just yet.

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Topics: Met Office, Weather, UK News

Claire Reid
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