UK weather LIVE: How long will heatwave last and will we see 30C temperatures over the weekend? Latest forecast updates

BRITS set to sizzle in the 30C sunshine for at least 14 more days with reports of a new heatwave on the way.

According to Netweather the south-east can expect the hottest weather with "Perhaps nudging the low 30s in the south-east of England."

With humid conditions building towards the weekend, 30C or more is "quite possible" on Saturday and Sunday, said John Hammond of Weather Trending.

The Met Office's long-range weather forecast reveals that temperatures are to be "very warm perhaps hot for a time" for the first part of the week starting June 14.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates...

  • John Hall

    DOG’S BALEARICS

    Britain is set to be hotter than the Balearics today as the mercury soars to 24C – but sudden hail showers are expected to sweep the East.

    After a weekend of balmy sunshine, some may now need a brolly despite the high temperatures continuing today. 

    Brits will be able to bask in the heat as any fog and low cloud lifts away this morning, making room for sunny spells – while Ibiza just scrapes 22C.

    It’s welcome news to those whose holiday plans were scuppered due to the latest green-list announcement – but as it finally starts to feel like summer, some parts of the country will be struck by sudden hail showers.

  • John Hall

    US WEST COAST BRACED FOR “FORMIDABLE” HEATWAVE

    A formidable heatwave is set to grip America's West Coast over the next week, sending temperatures soaring above 100F.

    The early-season hot spell could also break more than 130 heat records from Southern California all the way up to parts of Washington State.

    Temperatures will edge over the 100F mark as far north as Eastern Washington during the heat wave’s peak, forecasts from the National Weather Service show.

    Some communities in California’s Central Valley could also be hit with temperatures as high as 110F in the coming days.

    Similarly, in northern California, highs will range from 20 to 25 degrees above average for this time of year.

  • John Hall

    BRITS LEFT RED-FACED AFTER STAYING OUT TOO LONG IN THE SUN THIS WEEK

    Dozy Brits were left red-faced after staying out too long in the sun this week.

    Social media pics showed the body areas they’d remembered to cover up — or not — in a painful British bake-off.

    It comes after Britain reached highs of 26C – with parts of the UK clocking in HOTTER than Spain.

    As Brits packed out beaches and parks to soak up the rays, tourists in Ibiza were pictured sheltering under umbrellas during downpours as temperatures barely reached 18C.

    The UK’s sunny spell will also be warmer than other popular destinations, including Portuguese archipelago Madeira, where it will be a pitiful 16C and rainy, and Nice in southern France where it is only set to reach 22C.

    Read more here.

  • The Sun

    BBC WEATHER: BRITAIN TO PREPARE FOR THUNDERY SHOWERS

    DESPITE a heatwave on the way this weekend, news comes that some parts of Britain may want to think twice about locking their brollies at home.

    BBC meteorologist, Chris Fawkes has forecast a likelihood of thunderstorms and heavy showers might be on the way over the next few weeks.

    Fawkes said: "Looking at the weather picture in Europe over the next few days there is a lot of dry weather but there will be some showers developing through the course of the day.

    "As temperatures build there will be well scattered thundery showers.

    "Looking at the forecast through Friday there is a big change on the way through areas of Sweden, Norway across Finland and into the northwest of Russia.

    "Southerly winds will be bringing in some very high temperatures into the mid to high 20s even within the Arctic circle as we go through Friday.

    "There is some unusually warm weather expected for these areas.

    "Across much of Europe, there is a risk of showers and thunderstorms developing."

  • John Hall

    HOT DOGS CONTINUED

    If you place the back of your hand on the pavement and it feels hot – then it’s too hot for your dog’s paw.

    Experts call it the seven-second pavement test – if it’s too hot for your hand for seven seconds, then walking your dog in those conditions wouldn’t be the best idea.

    Dogs’ main sweat glands are located on their paw pads – which is one of the reasons why walking on hot pavements is uncomfortable for the pups.

    In the hot weather, don’t run, jog or cycle with dogs.

  • The Sun

    HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR COMES AS A SURPRISE AS AZORES HEAT MAKES ITS WAY TO BRITAIN

    ENGLAND is set for the hottest day of the year so far as sizzling 30C temperatures make its way to Britain.

    With many holiday destinations a no-go this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, Britons are set to have the heat come to them, with highs of 20s and even 30C

    Charts by the Weather Outlook show the next few days will be marked by scorching sunshine, with highs of 26C forecast this afternoon.

  • John Hall

    IS IT TOO HOT TO WALK MY DOG?

    Dogs, just like people, can get heatstroke so you should walk them when it’s cooler, such as early in the morning or later at night.

    Heatstroke can be fatal and occur in a matter of minutes, with tell-tale signs include collapsing, excessive panting and dribbling.

    But sadly, often when they show symptoms the damage is already done.

  • John Hall

    WEEKEND SET TO BRING MINI HEATWAVE ACROSS THE UK, FORECASTERS SAY

    Britain could be on the brink of a mini-heatwave this weekend, with the mercury reaching the high 20s across most of the UK.

    A spell of high pressure means most areas will meet the Met Office's definition of a heatwave – defined as three days above a particular temperature threshold.

    The sun is set to stick around for the rest of the month, with only north-western parts due a little wind and rain towards the end of next week.

    Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon told the PA news agency: "There's a definition of what a heatwave is – it is at least three consecutive days of maximum temperatures meeting or exceeding a temperature threshold.

    "It is above 28C (82.4F) for London and large chunk of the south east, it is 27C (80.6F) for the Midlands and going towards the south west its 26C (78.8F). In Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Devon and Cornwall and the north east its 25C (77F) – so it is a sliding scale depending on where you are, but we haven't yet met that maximum threshold."

  • John Hall

    WEEKEND SET TO BRING MINI-HEATWAVE

    But the weekend is set to be a scorcher with the mercury potentially tipping 30C (86F) in parts of the South East by the beginning of next week.

    Mr Claydon said: "But by the beginning of the weekend and going into next week we might start to meet that criteria, by Sunday we might see 28C (82.4F) or 29C (84.2F).

    "It looks set to continue into next week, that is outside of our detailed forecast but the indication is that settled warm weather is set to continue."

    Mr Claydon continued: "As well as the 28C/29C (82.4F/84.2F) expected in London and the south east, elsewhere in places like Nottingham will potentially be meeting the heat wave criteria with 27C (80.6F) forecast.

    "Various other places set to meet the heatwave threshold as well."

  • The Sun

    WEATHER PREDICTIONS SHOW SUMMER 'HEATWAVE' WILL COME TO AN END IN TRUE BRITISH FASHION

    WEATHER predictions show England is in for a treat this weekend, with weather potentially reaching 30C.

    However, in true British style, WX Charts show a weather system is moving in, which could see strong downpour across the South West, the West Midlands, Wales and the North.

    The Met Office predict we could see the weather change from June 24 – July 8, with a spokesperson saying:

    "A good deal of fine and dry weather across much of the UK towards the end of June, although there could be a few showers in places and perhaps some rain in the far north at times."

  • John Hall

    MET OFFICE: HOT CONDITIONS OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

    A Met Office spokeswoman said: “We are looking at what could be hot conditions over the next few weeks, but it’s still very early to tell whether it will be the hottest June yet.

    “High pressure is starting to build which should lead to fine and dry conditions, with the occasional showery and thundery outbreaks.
    “We’re hopefully looking at what will be a very nice June indeed.”

  • The Sun

    BRITAIN TO DUST OFF THEIR TELESCOPES AS SOLAR ECLIPSE BEGINS ACROSS THE WORLD

    A mini solar eclipse is now under way around the world as the moon begins to pass between the Earth and the sun.

    Stargazers will shortly be able to see almost a third of the sun being blocked by the moon in an annular eclipse.

    Forecasters have warned that the event will be But views of the event will be "somewhat fleeting" across some parts of the UK due to cloudy skies.

    However according to the Met Office, those in central and south-east England will have a clearer view to set sights on the phenomenon, with clearer skies in these regions.

    An annular eclipse happens when the sun and moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the size of the moon is smaller than that of the sun.

  • John Hall

    WOMAN DIES AT POPULAR ESSEX BEACH AFTER COASTGUARD CALLED TO HELP WITH RESCUE

    A woman has died at a popular Essex beach after the Coastguard was called to help rescue a casualty in the sea.

    Cops, paramedic teams and the Southend-on-Sea Coastguard arrived at the incident at 10.15am.

    An air ambulance was dispatched to the area and Southend RNLI also launched its lifeboat at 11am.

    However, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene on Chalkwell beach.

    A police spokesperson said: “We were called by colleagues in the Coastguard to concerns for the welfare of a woman in the water at 10.15am, Monday 7 June.

  • John Hall

    SUN LIKE IT HOT

    Britain is set to bask in soaring temperatures this week with the heat set to rise, with the possibility of record highs of 30C.

    The mercury is set to soar even more throughout the week, with Friday set to hit 27C and it could get hotter later on with chances of a new warmest day of the year.

    The weather outlook have said that there are signs of cooler air returning but it could be warmer before that.

    They said: “There is a realistic possibility of 30C being reached in the UK for this first time this year before temperatures dip.”

  • The Sun

    BBC WEATHER LONG-RANGE FORECAST SAYS HIGH TEMPERATURES WELL INTO JULY

    A long-range forecast by BBC states the scorching weather could be here to stay through the end of June and even throughout July.

    With the weather forecast on track for a heatwave, with high pressure coming in from Portuguese island Azores, BBC weather said “temperatures are expected to remain above average for the first half of the week”.

    BBC Weather's long-range adds there is a 25 percent chance “high pressure stays overhead or slightly east of us well into July”.

    If these predictions are correct, experts say the warm-weather system could continue to sizzle the UK over the next few weeks.

  • John Hall

    GRASS AND WEED POLLEN LEVELS RISE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS

    MET office have released the pollen levels over the next few days, with Edinburgh and the North seeing low levels compared to London and the South who have high levels from Wednesday to Saturday.

    Belfast and Cardiff have medium levels.

  • John Hall

    HOT HELL

    A pollen bomb is set to explode across England as temperatures continue to soar this week – wreaking havoc for allergy sufferers.

    The peak of grass pollen season is underway and Brits are set to bask in 30C temperatures for another two weeks.

    The Met Office today warned that there will be high grass and nettle pollen levels in many southern areas this week.

    Today the highest pollen levels will be seen in the South and the Midlands.

    Medium pollen counts will be seen over the North West, with levels being lowest in Scotland.

  • The Sun

    HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THIS WEEKEND'S HEATWAVE

    WITH an average of 2000 heat related deaths recorded every year it's essential to stay protected ahead of this weekend's heatwave.

    Some of the main risks people face during a heatwave are:

    • Not drinking enough water and becoming dehydrated
    • Overheating, which may make dehydration worse for those who suffer with heart or breathing difficulties
    • Lack of sunscreen can cause heat exhaustion and heatstroke

    Whilst everyone poses a risk of an illness from too much sun, those who are most vulnerable are:

    • The elderly – especially those over 75
    • People who have a serious long-term illness, which include heart or lung conditions, diabetes, kidney disease, Parkinson's disease or some with mental health conditions
    • Babies and young children
    • Those who have to spend a lot of time outside or in hot places

    MONDAY SET TO BE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR

    AFTER strong signs of a heatwave this weekend, with temperatures rising to the mid 20s in some parts of England, Monday is set to be a scorching 28C in some areas of Britain, potentially rising to 30C in London.

    It comes after high pressure makes its way from the Azores island in Portugal, settling across the Midlands and the southeast of England.

    Atlantic influence is to be expected over the northern and western parts of England, bringing with it cloudier skies and patches of rain.

    In June 2020, the highest recorded temperature for the month was a sizzling 32.6C recorded at London's Heathrow Airport at 2.46pm.

    ODDS SLASHED ON 30C OR HIGHER BEING RECORDED THIS WEEK IN THE UK

    POPULAR bookmaker Coral has cut the odds to 1-6 (from 4-5) on 30C or higher being recorded in the UK before the end of the weekend.

    The company is offering 4-5 that this month ends as the warmest June on record, while it is 4-6 that this summer is the hottest ever in the UK.

    "Our betting suggests temperatures will rise into the early 30s before the weekend is up," said Coral's John Hill.

    "We also make it odds-on for this month to finish as the hottest June on record, while we could also be set for a record hot summer," added Hill.

    MET OFFICE: HOT CONDITIONS OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

    A Met Office spokeswoman said: “We are looking at what could be hot conditions over the next few weeks, but it’s still very early to tell whether it will be the hottest June yet.

    “High pressure is starting to build which should lead to fine and dry conditions, with the occasional showery and thundery outbreaks.
    “We’re hopefully looking at what will be a very nice June indeed.”

    • The Sun

      WEEKEND SET TO BRING MINI HEATWAVE ACROSS THE UK, FORECASTERS SAY

      Britain could be on the brink of a mini-heatwave this weekend, with the mercury reaching the high 20s across most of the UK.

      A spell of high pressure means most areas will meet the Met Office's definition of a heatwave – defined as three days above a particular temperature threshold.

      The sun is set to stick around for the rest of the month, with only north-western parts due a little wind and rain towards the end of next week.

      Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon told the PA news agency: "There's a definition of what a heatwave is – it is at least three consecutive days of maximum temperatures meeting or exceeding a temperature threshold.

      "It is above 28C (82.4F) for London and large chunk of the south east, it is 27C (80.6F) for the Midlands and going towards the south west its 26C (78.8F). In Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Devon and Cornwall and the north east its 25C (77F) – so it is a sliding scale depending on where you are, but we haven't yet met that maximum threshold."

    • The Sun

      DOG’S BALEARICS

      Britain is set to be hotter than the Balearics today as the mercury soars to 24C – but sudden hail showers are expected to sweep the East.

      After a weekend of balmy sunshine, some may now need a brolly despite the high temperatures continuing today. 

      Brits will be able to bask in the heat as any fog and low cloud lifts away this morning, making room for sunny spells – while Ibiza just scrapes 22C.

      It’s welcome news to those whose holiday plans were scuppered due to the latest green-list announcement – but as it finally starts to feel like summer, some parts of the country will be struck by sudden hail showers.

    • The Sun

      HOW DO I SLEEP WHEN IT IS HOT?

      Experts have issued the following tips to help get a good night’s sleep.

      • Keep bedroom curtains closed during the day
      • Use cotton sheets, which will absorb sweat and help you sleep more comfortably
      • Open a window an hour before you go to bed
      • Use a fan to circulate air around the room
      • Put sheets in the freezer for a few minutes before bedtime

      When it comes to coping with higher temperatures, Dr Thomas Waite of Public Health England has said: “It’s really important to remember that there are some people whose health suffers in hot weather.

      “Older people, those with underlying health conditions, and young children may all feel the ill-effects.”

      HIGHS OF 25C EXPECTED TODAY, HERE'S AN OVERVIEW

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