Heatwave to sweep the UK this week - with parts of the country hotter than Ibiza

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 4:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 4:57 pm
According to the Met Office, parts of the UK will see temperatures exceed 34 degrees celsius. (Shutterstock)

The UK will see sweltering temperatures for the rest of this week, with parts of the country predicted to be hotter than Ibiza.

According to the Met Office, parts of the UK will see temperatures exceed 34 degrees celsius.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Matthew Lehnert said the UK will experience “heatwave conditions” towards the end of the week “until at least Friday”.

Here’s what the forecast looks like for the rest of the week.

Wednesday (24 June)

The Met Office forecast reports that on Wednesday 24 June the UK will be “Dry with plenty of sunshine for most parts and hotter than the last day or two.”

“Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland [will be] cloudier at first, but dry and brighter later.”

Temperatures will be very warm or hot with highs of 34 °C, but a bit breezier and cooler on the coast later on in the day.

Thursday (25 June) - Saturday (26 June)

The majority of the UK will remain hot and dry the following day on Thursday, before we see possible thunderstorms edge east throughout Friday.

By Saturday temperatures will start to drop across the nation, and parts of the UK will be breezier with showers, while other regions may see some heavy rain.

What has caused the high temperatures?

Explaining the cause of the upcoming “heatwave conditions”, Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri said: “We quite often see warm, southerly air from the continent bringing these high temperatures to the UK in summer.

“However this week, the air across the UK has arrived from the Atlantic.

“This Atlantic air will descend and warm up as it moves across the UK and this in combination with clear skies and strong late-June sunshine, we’re seeing temperatures rise.”

Warning of warm nights ahead

In addition to the high temperatures in the day for the rest of the week, the UK will also experience hot nights along with the rest of England.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri said: “In addition to the warm days we are going to see some warm nights this week as temperatures overnight remain in the mid-high teens across England and Wales.”