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A SCORCHING 500-mile wide plume heading in from Spain is set to roast the UK in a mini-heatwave today.
The Met Office predicts hot weather tomorrow across almost all of the UK, with Scotland and Wales set to be “very warm” for a welcome change, but Northern Ireland will see wind and showers, however.
Temperatures across England are highest tomorrow in the South East, hitting a scorching 33C in some parts, even climbing to 35C in some “isolated spots,” according to the Met Office.
Scotland’s high will be around 25C in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Wales will see highs of 27C in the mid region.
The weather is perfect for a barbecue with your coronavirus bubble – and with temperatures sadly set to cool as we enter Saturday and Sunday, Brits shouldn’t have too much trouble catching some Zs.
The scorching spikes in temperature are due to a separate area of low pressure in the Atlantic which will force a warm front across the northern half of the UK after some showers in the North West.
The 500-mile plume of scorching air will bring tropical breezes to Britain’s coast, making the UK hotter than the Caribbean.
Today’s sunshine will beat last month’s highs of around 32C in London, making it the hottest day of the year.
Chief Meteorologist, Andy Page, said: “The bulk of England and Wales will have dry, very warm and sunny weather to end the week with Friday likely to be the hottest day of the year so far for the UK.
“A few thunderstorms are possible later on Friday and then a cold front moves eastwards by Saturday, bringing a downturn in temperatures once again.”
And Met Office forecaster Nicky Maxey told Sun Online some lucky Brits could even see scorchers of 35C in certain spots in the South East.
She said warm air from the continent will see much of Britain bask in heat between the high twenties, right up to 35C, but added there will be “quite a contrast between the days” over the weekend.
After Friday temperatures will dip down to the 20s – but still will be hot, and what you’d expect for July, the forecaster added.
However, the thundering heat won’t last longer than the weekend, according to forecasters, as the sunshine dims over next week and Brits should brace for August showers.
The Met Office’s long range report says: “There are some fairly strong signals that unsettled conditions are likely to continue through into the first half of August.
“[There will be] outbreaks of rain and scattered showers affecting all parts of the United Kingdom at times.”
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