UK weather: Britain hotter than Ibiza as 26C burns UK for week
Parts of Britain will be warmer than Ibiza this weekend as thunderstorms give way to temperatures of up to 26C.
The heat will be a welcome relief after the mercury dropped to 9C in the southwest of England on Friday after a glorious public holiday saw some areas bask in 29C heat.
The Met Office said today will be “mostly cloudy in the west and north, with showers, some heavy in the afternoon,” but elsewhere there will be hot sunny spells “although clouds Down in the southeast may take until the afternoon to break down.
Meteorologist Aidan McGivern said south-eastern England and East Anglia could see temperatures rise to 26 degrees as a warm Azores front hits Britain, warmer than Ibiza, according to the Sun.
Spain’s Barcelona hotspot is also expected to be just 23 ° C on Saturday and 24 ° C on Sunday – great news for Britons facing a summer of uncertainty over overseas flights.
Bookmaker Coral has reduced the odds to 1-2 (from 6 to 4) over 30C or more of being registered in the UK before the weekend is over.
The company offers 4-5 this month ends as the hottest June on record, while 4-6 this summer is the hottest on record in the UK.
“It has been a sweltering week so far and things could get even hotter. We have reduced the chances of 30 ° C or more being recorded before the weekend is over,” Coral spokesperson said. , John Hill.
“This week could be a taste of what’s to come over the next few months, as our bets suggest we may be ready for the hottest summer on record in the UK.”
From Sunday to Tuesday the good weather is expected to continue with many spots remaining dry with clear spells. A few showers are likely inland each day, possibly becoming more widespread for some time on Monday, with low cloud and drizzle around some coastal areas.
The long term forecast promises the same, although the Wednesday June 9 period could see some showers here and there, the trend is for above average temperatures and lots of sunshine.
Before July, however, sun worshipers should expect more volatile weather with downpours, although temperatures are expected to remain above average for the time of year.
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