Brits set to swelter as RECORD-SMASHING summer heatwave looms
“Most if not all of the country can also look forward to a number of prolonged and widespread warm periods”
Glorious summery conditions have been predicted to set in from the middle of this month with forecasters also declared June will be “flaming”.
The mercury will soar to the high 20s thanks to a warm airflow from Africa and mainland Europe.
Some models have shown temperatures of 25C and 27C in England, Wales and Scotland.
Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden said the country could expect to see regular intervals of “wall-to-wall sunshine”.
He added: “Despite the potential for some unsettled and mixed weather during the start of May confidence is high for a switch to an early taste of summer this year.
“This is likely from mid-month onwards although it could possibly start to turn warmer earlier in southern areas.
“These regions are likely to bask in some very warm temperatures for this period with highs in the mid to upper 20Cs at the very least.
“Most if not all of the country can also look forward to a number of prolonged and widespread warm periods with ample wall-to-wall sunshine from midday onwards as high pressure begins to dominate the weather.
“We are looking at a potentially flaming June that is likely to be much warmer and drier than average for almost all parts of the country.”
The conditions would put it on course for a record-breaking summer.
Last year, the UK had its joint-hottest summer where the average temperature in England was 17.2C.
The hottest day of 2018, was July 26 when temperatures rocketed up to 35.3C in Faversham, Kent.
It was still short of the overall record, which was 38.5C, also in Faversham, back in August 2003.
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