Heatwave predicted for the start of July

Temperatures are predicted to reach up to 30C in some parts of the UK next week as the summer finally starts to heat up.

Scotland could see highs in the low to mid 20s (although it may be cloudy at times), while highs across southern Britain are likely to reach the low 30s.

While Saturday looks fine and dry with showers forecast for Sunday, the Met Office are predicting a rise in temperatures across the whole of the UK for the start of July.

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The Met Office added: “In contrast to June so far, which has seen temperatures often near or just below normal, next week could see a real change in the way it feels – with hot days and humid nights, especially across the south.

“The UK is likely to be near the boundary between a tropical continental airmass and a tropical maritime airmass over the Atlantic.”

But as ever, the longer-range forecast is subject to change: “It’s worth saying that there is some uncertainty about how much of the hot weather from the continent will reach us, and it may only last a couple of days before temperatures drop a little.

“As is traditional with hot weather in the UK in the summer it may end with thunderstorms.”