Weather in UK: 26 ° C ‘Bermuda Blast’ heat wave will last all weekend and into next week
A scorching heat wave could see temperatures skyrocket to 30C with mercury skyrocketing this weekend, forecasters said.
The mild weather is expected to continue over the next few days, with some forecasts predicting mercury to reach highs of nearly 30C on Monday.
The Met Office said Friday will be relatively cooler but still warm and temperatures will gradually rise over the next few days.
Today, many areas will see temperatures soar until the mid-1920s, with the southeast promising the hottest weather with highs of up to 26 ° C.
But the weekend and beyond promise to be scorching hot, with forecasters predicting highs close to 30C in some areas.
Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin said Britons should expect plenty of sunshine for the coming weekend.
He said: “We should start the weekend with a lot of sun.
“Maybe a bit of morning mist, a few scattered showers over northern Scotland passing through a fairly brisk breeze.
“For the vast majority, it’s a sunny day.”
He said temperatures would peak in the mid-20s on Saturday, but Sunday would see warmer skies with peaks as high as 20 in the southeast.
He added: “The sun is going to be strong this weekend. UV levels will be very high for some. Grass pollen levels will also be very high.”
An AccuWeather meteorologist reportedly predicted warm Bermuda air would sweep across the UK this weekend.
This “Bermuda explosion” could push temperatures up to 30 ° C in some areas from Monday.
He told Express.co.uk: “The warmer-than-normal weather this week was due to high pressure extending from northeast Bermuda to the UK.
“It looks like it will be very hot later this weekend and Monday.
“Again the high pressure will move from Bermuda and develop east to northeast across the Atlantic to the UK and France this weekend and through Monday.
“Although it seems very hot and a few places reach 30 ° C, most places in southern England seem to stay below 30 ° C in the 25-28 ° C range.”
UK weather forecast
Mostly cloudy at the start, especially in the west with rain here mainly for the hills. This break of day remains murky for many in the far southwest. Hot in the east, especially in the sun.
Clear spells for many, especially in the east and south. A few patches of fog cover parts of Wales and southern England. A few showers in the far north where it is windy. Cooler than the previous nights.
Fine and dry for the most part with good clearings. Hot or very hot, especially in the southeast. Thicker cloud arriving in Northern Ireland and Western Scotland, possibly with rain later.