UK weather forecast: Sizzling temperatures next week as the mercury can hit a low 30C

The Met Office has said temperatures will rise next week due to a hot weather system moving north from Spain and mercury could rise to the low 30C

Temperatures could reach the low 30C by the end of next week
Temperatures could reach the low 30C by the end of next week

Britons could see blistering temperatures above 30C by the end of next week as hot air moves north over Spain.

A Met Office weather map shows it could get warmer across the UK from next Wednesday, rising to the high 20C or the low 30C in the south of the UK.

Before that, this weekend the north-west of Great Britain will again see a north-south gradient with heavy rain and strong winds due to low pressure from ex-tropical storm Alex on Saturday.

But there is likely to be plenty of sunshine in the South East with highs of 23C.

“If the weather gets warmer next week then the short answer is yes in many places. Is it going to be a heatwave, is it going to be a headline hotspot, well the less exciting answer is it’s just too early to say,” said Aidan McGivern.

A low pressure area is affecting the weather this weekend


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“If you’re in Scotland or Northern Ireland this weekend you might be wondering where on earth summer has gone as this unusually deep low for the time of year is passing nearby bringing with it very windy winds in places very wet weekend in the northern parts of the country.

“Some showers further south but over the weekend and indeed into early next week winds will be lighter in the south and there will be fewer showers.”

Looking ahead, he continued: “The heat is building up across Spain and that heat is moving into France and by the middle of next week it’s not far off, in fact the northern part of it starts the UK so by all areas affecting the middle next week is starting to warm up.”

Starting next Wednesday, temperatures are expected to rise across the country


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Turning to a high-resolution computer model run from a European weather model for Saturday June 18, Mr McGivern said it “shows the heat plume spreading well across the UK, but the darkest reds there for southern ones areas”.

He explained: “These sorts of colors would indicate temperatures down south into the high 20s and maybe the low 30s, but further north, surface temperatures from the low to mid 20s, so warmer overall – if that were to happen, it’s a big if as it’s been eight days and that’s just a computer run.”

Looking back at this weekend, however, things are bleak for the north west of Britain.

Heavy rain and gale force winds are likely across the north west of the UK on Saturday


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“Some wet weather and some windy weather in the North West particularly western Scotland, treacherous conditions over the hills and mountains of western Scotland, the West Highlands are seeing intermittent heavy rain and winds touching gale force gusts of 50mph towards the far north west and feeling cool said Mr McGivern.

“But a better chance of lighter spells between the showers for England and Wales and for the far south east, we avoid the showers, we’re seeing some sunny spells and out of the wind feels a warm 23C.”

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and showers, mainly in the north where it was windy.


Mostly dry with warm sunshine for many southern and eastern areas and only a few rain showers. Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland windier with more frequent showers, particularly in the west. Sensation of warmth in some eastern and southern parts.

This evening:

Showers continue over parts of Scotland and parts of western England, Wales and parts of Northern Ireland. Showers are heaviest over northern Scotland and lighter elsewhere.


Sunshine and showers for many, these stronger in the north with southern parts mostly dry. The wind is dropping, although it’s still windy in the north and a little cooler than the past few days.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

There will be intermittent rain in parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, but also decent dry weather. Elsewhere mostly fine and separated. Cool at first, but soon warming up.

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