Exact date 35C 'pulses' from Europe to boost UK's sweltering heatwave, as temperatures soar

25 June 2024, 08:57

Hot weather has hit the UK
Hot weather has hit the UK. Picture: Alamy

By Kit Heren

Brits from across much of the UK are in the middle of a heatwave, and temperatures could be set to rise further.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

The mercury could go over 30C in parts of the country today and on Wednesday, after topping 28C in south-east England on Monday.

It's even hotter further south in continental Europe, with temperatures reaching 35C in Madrid and 32C in Paris.

The high pressure from Europe are driving hot air northwards towards the UK on Tuesday, according to forecasters.

Jo Farrow, a Netweather forecaster, said: "Pulses of hot air will surge up through Europe. In Spain, Madrid should reach 35C on Tuesday.

Read more: Heat health alert issued for most of England as temperatures to soar amid fears for NHS

Read more: Extreme weather hits holiday hotspots in Europe with 42C heat and ‘meteo-tsunami’ as Brits warned before booking trip

Members of the public enjoy the summer sun in Green Park in London. Highs of up to 31C have been forecast for this week as temperatures across the UK continue to rise. Picture date: Monday June 24, 2024.
Members of the public enjoy the summer sun in Green Park in London. Highs of up to 31C have been forecast for this week as temperatures across the UK continue to rise. Picture date: Monday June 24, 2024. Picture: Alamy

"Paris 32C by Wednesday with Scandinavia seeing warm air too, Stockholm is forecast to reach 28C in the next few days.

"All of the UK will experience this warm air but England and Wales will hold onto the heat as Northern Ireland and Scotland see fresher Atlantic influences edge in."

"Hull reached 25.7C on Sunday. Suffolk, Derbyshire, Herefordshire and north London also passed 25C. Heathrow reached 26.1C on Friday 21st June. Summer is finally with us."

Sheerness, Kent, UK. 24th June, 2024. UK Weather: sunset in Sheerness, Kent. Credit: James Bell/Alamy Live News
Sheerness, Kent, UK. 24th June, 2024. UK Weather: sunset in Sheerness, Kent. Credit: James Bell/Alamy Live News. Picture: Alamy

The heatwave in Europe has already proved to be deadly, with two pensioners in Cyprus dying earlier in June.

Meanwhile most of England has been covered by an official heat health alert. The warning - which does not include the North East of England - lasts until Thursday afternoon. Health officials are concerned the hot weather could put significant pressure on the NHS.

Members of the public enjoy warm weather at the South Bank in London. Highs of up to 31C have been forecast for this week as temperatures across the UK continue to rise. Picture date: Monday June 24, 2024.
Members of the public enjoy warm weather at the South Bank in London. Highs of up to 31C have been forecast for this week as temperatures across the UK continue to rise. Picture date: Monday June 24, 2024. Picture: Alamy

People are being urged to check on those who are vulnerable and could be affected by high temperatures.

Jim Dale - senior meteorologist at British Weather Services - told LBC the warning is for health professionals. He said this mainly applies for younger children and those on certain medications.

He added people should not expose themselves to sunshine for too long.

Meanwhile, high levels of pollen are causing misery for hay fever sufferers too, thanks to the warmer weather.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

George, photographed by his mother

New picture of Prince George released as future king celebrates 11th birthday

Girl, 11, plunges 65ft to her death after 'wandering onto seventh floor balcony' of Majorca hotel as relatives slept

Girl, 11, plunges 65ft to her death after 'toppling from seventh floor balcony' of Majorca hotel as relatives slept

Will Bayley and Strictly partner Janette Manrara

Strictly star slams 'lack of duty of care' on the show as series left him with ‘horrific’ injury he’ll ‘never get over’

Donald Trump thinks Joe Biden never had Covid

Trump claims Biden 'never had COVID' and the president wanted to ‘get out’ ever since pair clashed at debate

King's Cross.

Great British Railways should be the start of a new era for our country’s transport network, which everyone can get behind

The woman cries out in pain as she's bitten by the horse

Tourist who posed for photo next to King's Guard horse gets bitten before collapsing to the ground in pain

Joe Biden has dropped out of the 2024 US Presidential race

Joe Biden's most embarrassing gaffes: Five of the president's worst moments

Nigel Farage described Joe Biden as "incompetent"

Nigel Farage says Joe Biden is ‘past his sell-by date’ and US election is all but ‘lost’

Mountain rescuers want hikers to make sure they stay within their ability level

Mountain rescuers issue warning to novice walkers after spate of panic attacks

The tragedy happened at Carton railway station in Sydney, Australia

Father and toddler killed after pram carrying twins hit by train after falling onto tracks

Live
Vice President Harris Holds Campaign Event In Maryland On Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Being Overturned

Follow live: Top Dems back Harris and donations surge after Biden quits race

A boy was pronounced dead at the scene in Ladbroke Grove

Boy, 15, shot dead during ‘family dun day’ at London park - as six arrested

The collision - involving two vehicles - happened on the A61 Barnsley Road between Staincross, Barnsley, and Newmillerdam, Wakefield

Six people - including two children - die after horror crash between car and motorbike

Joe Biden quits 2024 US presidential race and endorses his VP Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris promises to do 'everything in her power' to defeat Donald Trump after Joe Biden drops out of race

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden

Jill Biden breaks silence with short emotional tribute to husband Joe after he drops out of Presidential race

Starmer praises Joe Biden's 'remarkable career' as leaders react to president quitting  2024 US presidential race

Starmer praises Joe Biden's 'remarkable career' as leaders react to president quitting 2024 US presidential race