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Mediterranean plume to sweep 28C ‘mini heatwave’ across UK next week

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Brits are in for a real summer treat with a mini-heatwave set to bring highs of 28C to scorch the UK next week.

It's a sign the summer isn't over just yet despite the miserable washout weather Britons have endured throughout the holidays.

Parts of the UK will be as hot as top European holiday hotspots, like St Tropez and Mykonos for three days.

Those based in the south east will see the best of the rays with a plume of way air being swept in from the Mediterranean – great news after the cool August last month.

Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: “It does look like hot temperatures will start to arrive in the South East after a disappointing end to the summer.

“August had been particularly grey, dull with cooler temperatures, but it does look like there will be a little blast of summer weather.

“The week will start with temperatures reaching 27C (80.6F) on Monday, it’s likely to be dry and sunny for most but this will only be the beginning.

“Tuesday is likely to be the hottest day, with temperatures probably reaching highs of 28C (82.4F) or even higher before the temperature drops slightly again on Wednesday.

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“I have to say there is some uncertainty about how hot it will be, and it won’t be the case for the whole country.”

The sunshine will come after parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland see wet and cloudy conditions over the weekend, Mr Burkill added.

Most of England and Wales will see dry and warm conditions with highs of 24C on Sunday.

Mr. Burkhill said: “Recently we’ve had an area of high pressure blocking above the UK – which has made the weather rather stagnant.

“This high pressure will start to drift south into Europe and influence our weather by changing the direction of the wind – before it was coming from the north-east, but from Monday it will start to come from the south of the continent."

It appears the mini heatwave on the way isn't the Indian Summer we could be in store for later this month – and more sunshine may still be on the way.

“This is not an Indian Summer, that usually comes in towards the end of September, but I’d certainly agree that we haven’t seen the last of the hot and sunny weather for the moment.”

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