Britons look set to swelter as the UK could see its hottest day of the year so far with temperatures expected to reach 26C in some parts of the country.
So far, the highest temperature recorded this year was 25.1C in Porthmadog, Wales, last Tuesday (May 30).
Forecasters said this record was likely to be broken on Sunday (June 4) as dry weather is expected to continue into this week.
British Weather Services meteorologist Jim Dale said the second half of next week could bring higher temperatures as a result of northerly winds from the Mediterranean replacing the North Sea breeze.
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He revealed: "By Thursday, we could even have the hottest day of the year so far, and the weekend is likely to be dry and warm, with some showers breaking out in parts of the country."
And he warned the UK is in a "meteorological drought" after no measurable rainfall across the country for 14 consecutive days.
Rachel Ayers, a meteorologist from the Met Office, said people could expect 24C or 25C in warmer parts of the country, with some areas experienc highs of 26C.
A refreshing breeze across the south, especially the English Channel coasts is expected to bring down some temperatures, according to the Independent,
Inland areas are expected to be warmer and likely to see highs of 18C to 20C, according to the Met Office meteorologist.
Temperatures may soar both in the north and south. with forecaster Stephen Dixon saying that with high pressure still in charge, there was a good chance of experiencing some warmer temperatures, possibly seeing low-20s especially in the west.
He added: "Areas further east have been seeing more prolonged cloud, generally in the mid or low teens and that’s going to continue for the eastern areas."
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