UK heatwave on the cards as Met Office forecasts 24C scorcher in a matter of days

Brits are set to see balmy highs of 24C this week as finally temperatures start to rise with the Met Office predicting "more summer-like" conditions.

After plenty of showers in recent weeks the outlook is for it to be drier over the coming days although there will still be showers around, especially today due to a low pressure system.

As the week progresses there should be more sunshine and the Met Office said temperatures could reach as high as 24C in south-east England and 20C in Scotland by Friday. It comes after temperatures so far this month have been a few degrees below their seasonal average, affecting small businesses which rely on tourism or high street foot traffic at the start of summer.

The UK experienced its coolest first 10 days of June since 2020, in contrast to the hottest June on record, seen this time last year, where the mercury rose as high as 32.2C in Lincolnshire and Surrey.

Oli Claydon, spokesman for the Met Office, said: “As we progress through June, obviously the temperatures are going to generally increase on average anyway, but it will feel more summer-like, especially in the sunshine. The absence of wind over the next couple of days will help as well.”

uk heatwave on the cards as met office forecasts 24c scorcher in a matter of days

A temperature chart for Friday

Brighter conditions will cover southern England for much of Monday and Tuesday where it will feel “much warmer than it did over the weekend”, while showers will still be possible across northern parts of the country and in Scotland and Northern Ireland. A ridge of high pressure will initially bring cloud on Wednesday before thinning out for further brighter spells across the country, which will continue into Thursday for southern areas with light showers again likely further north, the forecaster said.

More changeable weather will bring rain at times throughout Friday, with temperatures still “recovering” in the south to around average and still higher but more “subdued” further north. Highs of 24C could be seen in south-east England on Monday, Thursday and Friday with low 20Cs possible on the other days.

uk heatwave on the cards as met office forecasts 24c scorcher in a matter of days

More summer-like conditions are expected this week

The average maximum temperature in June for the City of London is 21.3C. Across the north temperatures will reach the high teens throughout the week with peaks in isolated areas, with Edinburgh expected to see 20C on Friday. Mr Claydon said: “It’s not unusual to have cooler interludes or cooler starts to some months but this was a below-average start to June for sure, and temperatures (are) starting to return back towards what people would expect for this time of year.”

Conditions will currently “remain fairly consistent” heading into the weekend, with any showers on Saturday likely to be insignificant, the forecaster added. The Met Office forecast from Wednesday to Friday states: "Fewer showers through the period with sunny spells for most. Some rain in the far north and possibly far southeast later. Feeling warmer in the sunshine with winds easing."

OTHER NEWS

36 minutes ago

FAA and union agree to give air traffic control workers more rest between shifts

36 minutes ago

TV boss Kevin Lygo slams 'peculiar' way BBC used huge TV audiences during the Euros to plug old American shows like Suits and Gossip Girl over homegrown British content

36 minutes ago

Video: 'The view from hell': Couple's £2,000 trip to Cyprus is ruined by building site that stopped them having 'tea and biscuits on the balcony' because they didn't want to look at 'scaffolding and netting'

36 minutes ago

Ohio law limiting disabled voter assistance overturned

36 minutes ago

Sony Pictures Television Brings First-Look Deal With Spanish Producer Espotlight Into Focus

36 minutes ago

Global shares tumble after a wipeout on Wall Street as Big Tech retreats

36 minutes ago

How Joe Root compares as he closes in on Brian Lara on Test run-scorers list

36 minutes ago

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: ‘France will always have a special place in my heart’

36 minutes ago

Emily Ford focused on Paris and cups of tea – but ready for changes in LA

36 minutes ago

Enzo Maresca defends high-risk Chelsea style after draw against Wrexham

36 minutes ago

Natalie Cassidy says she still calls herself ‘ugly’ after being bullied as a child

36 minutes ago

Céline Dion and Lady Gaga to perform at Olympics opening ceremony

36 minutes ago

Andy Murray withdraws from singles to focus on doubles at Paris Olympics

36 minutes ago

Several flights between S’pore and Fuzhou, Manila, Taipei cancelled due to Typhoon Gaemi

36 minutes ago

Allegations related to Venice corruption probe ‘unfounded and untrue’: Oxley CEO

36 minutes ago

Actress Shu Qi has craving for takeaway food during typhoon in Taiwan

36 minutes ago

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare on Prime Video review: Guy Ritchie creates a slick, fun Boys' Own adventure war film

36 minutes ago

Rassie Erasmus: These Springbok newcomers impressed me!

36 minutes ago

That didn't take long! Hottest world temperature record is broken for a second day in row, with average global temperatures hitting 17.15°C on Monday

36 minutes ago

On-street charging costs fall by 12% in a boost to driveway-less EV owners

36 minutes ago

Exposed: The nefarious French taxi drivers scamming British tourists out of thousands of pounds - and how to spot them

36 minutes ago

Rogue ACA insurance agents could face criminal charges under a proposed law

41 minutes ago

Joe Biden explains his reasons for quitting presidential race

41 minutes ago

July 2024 SASSA SRD payments start TODAY

41 minutes ago

Shein set to open a pop-up store in Johannesburg

41 minutes ago

Mayor Brink ready to fight off motion to oust him

41 minutes ago

Messi-less MLS falls 4-1 to Mexican league in All-Star Game

47 minutes ago

Calls for Joburg mayor to resign intensify

47 minutes ago

'Personal ambition' must give way to 'younger voices'

47 minutes ago

Alleging raw deal in Budget, Telangana resolves to boycott Niti Aayog meeting

47 minutes ago

Universal Music Posts $3.2 Billion Revenue in Second Quarter, Publishing up 10% as Streaming Revenue Dips

47 minutes ago

Djarindjin community in WA's Kimberley formally recognised by state government

47 minutes ago

Liverpool in the US: what to watch out for on three-game pre-season tour

47 minutes ago

How pilot survived Nepal plane crash that killed everyone else onboard

47 minutes ago

Namibia intends to give the West a taste of its own visa-medicine

47 minutes ago

1 Dividend-Growth Stock to Buy and Hold for the Next 15 Years

47 minutes ago

Eamonn Holmes uses anti-gravity treadmill to help his crippling mobility issues

47 minutes ago

Gautrain strike: Numsa and BOC sign a 6.8 percent wage deal

47 minutes ago

Madeline Holtznagel shows off her lavish sense of style as she drips in almost $3,000 worth of Chanel while stepping out for lunch down Bondi

47 minutes ago

TikTok's 'almond daughter' trend leaves viewers divided as Gen Z women boast of their tiny meals and hardcore workouts - as some fear it's fuelling eating disorders