Brits have already been soaking up the sun and enjoying the glorious weather, with Wednesday being warmer than Croatia and the Canary Islands. Kew Gardens in South West London reached 28.2°C
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Reach for the sunscreen folks, we could be heading for the hottest of the year yet.
Weather experts believe temperatures could reach a sizzling 34C on Friday.
And with 29C forecast on Thursday, Ladbrokes have cut the odds of 2022 being the hottest summer on record to 6/4.
Brits have already been soaking up the sun and enjoying the glorious weather, with Wednesday being warmer than Croatia and the Canary Islands. Kew Gardens in south-west London reached 28.2C, dwarfing Dubrovnik and the Spanish Isles at 27C.
The Met Office and UK Health Security Agency issued heat alerts to warn the NHS of a health hazard.
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Met forecaster Annie Shuttleworth said: “Friday will be very hot with highs of 34C. If we get there, it will be the warmest temperature since August 2020.
“For the rest of June through mid-July, we expect temperatures to be near average, but we’re still going to get some of those brief warm spells.”
But the north can expect a sudden temperature drop on Saturday when the hot Spanish cloud is exchanged for a cold front from Greenland.
The 30C heat in Manchester is expected to drop to 15C. Annie added: “Some will definitely be relieved not to be in 30C because it won’t be comfortable overnight. We anticipate temperatures even reaching the low 20s.
Age UK is telling older people to take some simple precautions in the heat, especially if they have breathing problems or heart problems.
Caroline Abrahams, from the charity, said: “Elderly people can become dehydrated and overheat when it gets hot, so it’s a good idea to let people know if you’re worried about yourself, especially if you live alone.
“For the rest of us, it’s a nice idea to stop by older relatives and neighbors. For example you might have an extra fan to borrow and offering an ice cream when it’s hot is usually appreciated too.
“Taking simple steps to stay cool during the hottest hours of the day is a good idea.”
Caroline advised older people to stay indoors during the warmest parts of the day, wear light clothing and drink plenty of water.
Brits have been treated to a big supermoon this week as it’s closest to Earth.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-britain-braced-hottest-27245967 UK weather: A sizzling 34C to bake Britain - but North braced for a dramatic slump over the weekend