Forget foreign holidays! UK gets set to bask in a weekend heatwave with temperatures of 87F on Sunday – making it the hottest day of the year and warmer than Ibiza
- Met Office predicts rest of the week will see rising temperatures which could peak at 87F on Sunday in parts
- This would beat the previous hottest day of the year recorded so far which was 83F recorded on last month
- Good weather could continue of next week with warm temperatures and sunny skies up until Wednesday
The UK could see the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures predicted to reach 87F this Sunday in parts of the UK – making it warmer than Ibiza.
Despite ‘biblical’ flash floods and torrential downpours in London and other areas earlier this week, the weather is set to improve with high pressure resulting in fine and dry weather for most parts of the country.
While Ibiza is predicted to peak at 84F on Sunday, the Met Office has predicted that parts of the UK could see temperatures of 87F, which would make it the hottest day of the year so far.
The current record holder is June 14 which saw temperatures of 83F in Heathrow, west London, last month.
With temperatures already warming up today, meteorologist Alex Deakin, from the Met Office said Brits can expect sunny skies and rising temperatures across much of the UK for the rest of the week and through to the weekend.
He said: ‘For most places its dry, its fine with lengthy spells of sunshine and temperatures climbing a little warmer than yesterday.
‘Overnight, it will cloud over a little bit over northern islands, north and west Wales and north west England but otherwise a largely dry night with lengthy clear spells and it will be quite a warm night.
Britons could be basking in warm temperatures and sunny skies for the rest of the week and through to the weekend as temperatures could reach as high as 87F this weekend. Pictured: Families flock to Lyme Regis in Dorset to enjoy the sun today
The beach is packed as families and sunbathers flock to the seaside resort in Dorset on a day of scorching hot sunshine
‘Tomorrow will start with a lot of cloud for north west England and parts of Wales. The cloud will then move its way into the midlands and eastern England but for most places lots of sunshine again come Thursday afternoon in south west England, Wales, northern England and Scotland.
‘We will see high temperatures again into the mid 20s in places but it will be cooler across eastern areas particularly that Norfolk coast with the breeze off the sea and fairly cloudy skies.
‘Clear skies for most on Thursday night as we go into Friday and high pressure is responsible for that. It’s moving in and sticking around, lasting into the weekend, bringing a lot of fine dry weather and also rising temperatures.
‘Into the weekend, some places by Sunday could be close to 30C so lots of sunshine and rising temperatures and it will get hotter by day and by night.’
Pictured: Watersport enthusiasts soak up the sun while taking a dip at the beach resort of Lyme Regis in Dorset earlier today
Britons can expect to enjoy warm and dry weather from Friday (left) with temperatures soaring on Sunday (right)
Into next week, the Met Office says the weather will continue to be influenced by high pressure moving across the UK so the dry and sunny weather is set to continue.
Temperatures into next week will continue to be very warm at first with the hottest temperatures seen in central and southern areas.
It will then get cooler and fresher later next week before a period of more unsettled weather towards the end of July.
Ahead of the spike in temperatures, the Met Office has shared how to determine whether warm weather reaches the definition of a heatwave.
In the UK, each part of the country has certain thresholds that must be met for a period of three days or more for it to be considered a heatwave, with the higher thresholds in the southern parts of the country with the highest threshold being in London at 82.4F.
UK gets set to bask in sunshine with temperatures climbing as high as 87F on Sunday