Heatwave to last until JULY with scorching 30C temperatures
WEEKEND SET TO BRING MINI HEATWAVE ACROSS THE UK, FORECASTERS SAY
Britain could be on the brink of a mini-heatwave this weekend, with the mercury reaching the high 20s across most of the UK.
A spell of high pressure means most areas will meet the Met Office’s definition of a heatwave – defined as three days above a particular temperature threshold.
The sun is set to stick around for the rest of the month, with only north-western parts due a little wind and rain towards the end of next week.
Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon told the PA news agency: “There’s a definition of what a heatwave is – it is at least three consecutive days of maximum temperatures meeting or exceeding a temperature threshold.
“It is above 28C (82.4F) for London and large chunk of the south east, it is 27C (80.6F) for the Midlands and going towards the south west its 26C (78.8F). In Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Devon and Cornwall and the north east its 25C (77F) – so it is a sliding scale depending on where you are, but we haven’t yet met that maximum threshold.”