TEMPERATURES in the UK are set to soar higher than in Barcelona – just in time for Brits to hit the beach this weekend.
Brits like this woman in Boscombe, Bournemouth, can enjoy a weekend of hot weather ahead this weekend – and it’s going to be sticking aroundCredit: Alamy
Crowds can cool off at Nova Icaria beach in Barcelona but they won’t feel the same heat as some in the UKCredit: Alamy
Visitors and locals at locations like Lyme Regis, Dorset, are expected to the best of hot spellCredit: Alamy
Today and tomorrow, there’s a mixture of cloud with just spells of sunshine – but later in the week that’s set to change for the better.
The temperatures will only get hotter, with some patchy cloud lingering until Saturday – but Sunday will see a clear, sunny day with a high of 28C.
By Tuesday, a high of 32C will outrank Barcelona’s more mild high of 27C.
After some changeable weather in recent days, the Met Office says high pressure is now building across the southern half of the UK.
This will bring settled, dry, sunny weather for many in the south as well as eastern parts of the UK.
Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Rebekah Sherwin, said; “The influence of the high pressure is likely to continue across southern areas into the second week of July and at times could be more widespread.
“Temperatures are expected to be widely above average, especially across the south, with some areas seeing maxima in the high 20s, locally 30 Celsius by this weekend.
“Beyond that, the forecast becomes more uncertain and, while it may well continue warm, the extent, magnitude and duration of these above-average temperatures are not clear at this stage and won’t be known until closer to the time.”
It means Brits are set to enjoy a four-week scorcher with highs of 35C sunshine.
The soaring temperatures will make the UK hotter than Cancun, Mexico, which is set to reach 29C on Saturday.
And bookies Coral has cut its odds to 5/4 on July being the UK’s hottest month ever.
It would have to beat July 2006, which had a 24-hour average of 17.8C and hit a peak of 36.2C.
Most schools in England and Wales will be splitting up for the summer holidays by July 22.
And experts are suggesting the heat may climb to 35C in time for this date.
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