Saturday 20 July 2019 1:57 AM UTC
LONDON July 20: According to the Met Office, temperatures could potentially soar to 34C (93.2F) on Wednesday and Thursday – bringing “hot and humid” conditions.
A warm weather system is also going to take hold on the continent. Parts of southern Spain and southern France could see temperatures exceed 40C (104F) – weeks after they reached a record-breaking 45.9C (114.6F) in Gallargues-le-Montueux.
Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said: “Temperatures will build in Europe and are expected to rise to the high 30s and 40s.
“Some of the warm air will move north to southern and eastern England, spreading across the country with temperatures predicted to reach the high 20s and low 30s.”
Unfortunately, forecasters believe there will be a north-south divide, with northwestern parts of the UK experiencing spells of rain – which could be heavy at times – as well as strong winds, bringing a risk of coastal gales.
High pressure is going to build across England and Wales from Sunday onwards – bringing much warmer air from Europe.
Sky News weather producer Joanna Coles said: “Temperatures may reach up to 33C (91F) on Tuesday in the South East, this being close to the highest temperature of the year so far of 34C (93F) which was recorded at Heathrow on 29 June 2019.
“It’ll also be rather humid too and there’s a risk of isolated showers and thunderstorms developing towards midweek.”
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