BRITS will be treated to glorious sunshine as the temperature rises to 28C ahead of this weekend’s 33C scorcher.
Forecasters have predicted “fine and dry” conditions for much of the UK – bringing good news for Glastonbury revellers at Somerset’s Worthy Farm today.
Temperatures are set to stay in the high 20s for the rest of the week and are set to jump to a scorching 33C over the weekend.
Many across the UK woke up to stunning sunrises in Cornwall, Lancs. and Merseyside – with brilliant blues and orange hues breaking over the horizon.
Brits in Scotland, Northern Ireland and South East England are in for a sunny treat today.
Mr Snell said: “In Scotland, Northern Ireland, and South East England there is plenty of sunshine to be had.
“Temperatures on the South coast will reach 26C or 27C.
“However, along the North Sea coast the clouds will linger there and places like Norwich will see temperatures in the high teens.
“Pollen levels will be very high across the UK.
“UV levels will also be high, so take sensible precaution if you are out in the sun.”
Today the mercury continues to climb and go up a notch to 28C, giving Glastonbury festival-goers some reprieve after some people arriving earlier this week were caught in the mud.
That trend will only continue into tomorrow
Mr Snell said: “It will be a great start to Glastonbury, with a little breeze to the far South West.
“We are looking temperatures in the high 20s, I imagine down towards the South West temperature will go up to 27C or 28C.
“On Friday temperatures will continue to climb with another sunny day across the board.
“Temperatures will go up a notch in North Somerset and Wales as it could tip to 30C.
“It will be a hot day for Glastonbury.”
Forecasters have predicted ‘fine and dry’ conditions – good news for Glastonbury revellers[/caption]
People enjoy the hot weather at Camber Sands beach in East Sussex[/caption]
The hottest day of the week will be Saturday as the mercury will comfortably go above 30C in some places – but it won’t reach the record temperature of 35C.
Mr Snell said: “The heat will move towards the East and by that stage London towards Lincolnshire will reach 31C or 32C.
“Some places may possibly reach 33C, but as of now we are safe from hitting the June record of 35.6C.
“It will still certainly be the hottest spell of weather this year.”
Crowds enjoy the sunny weather by spending time on the beach and Palace Pier in Brighton and Hove[/caption]
Met Office forecasters have warned of a “danger to life” as a 33C African heatwave sweeps in on Saturday.
The Saharan scorcher has emergency services ‘on alert’ with healthcare professionals working around the clock to “ensure readiness” for the blistering weather.
A Met Office health advice page warned: “Healthcare services will be working to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential heatwave.
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“Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease.”
Craig Snell, a Met Office forecaster, told The Sun Online: “The heat at the end of this week can be traced back to North Africa, but that heat has seeped into Spain and France, which will see record-breaking temperatures.
“That will then seep into the UK as we go into Friday and Saturday.”
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