Exact date UK temperatures to soar to 29C in 'hottest weather of year so far', Met Office forecast reveals

21 June 2024, 05:53 | Updated: 21 June 2024, 06:57

A Met Office weather forecast shows temperatures are set to climb across the UK.
A Met Office weather forecast shows temperatures are set to climb across the UK. Picture: Alamy/Met Office

By Jenny Medlicott

A 'mini heatwave' is set to sweep parts of the UK next week with temperatures expected to soar as high as 29C, according to a Met Office weather forecast.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

Many in the UK had lost hope of any real signs of summer after a washout June and some forecasts warning it could be one of the wettest summers in over 100 years.

But now things could be looking for those in the UK up by the end of this week, as a Met Office weather forecast shows temperatures are set to climb next week.

Hot weather from Europe and north Africa is expected to bring in sweltering heat to the UK.

Parts of the UK are forecast to see temperatures peak at 29C, while others are expected to see between 22-27C.

Neil Armstrong, a Met Office chief forecaster, said: “After a brief, less settled, interlude on Friday and Saturday, fine conditions will return by Sunday and into next week. For much of the UK this will be accompanied by a boost in temperatures with many places reaching the mid-20°Cs by the middle of next week.

“Some central and southern areas are likely to see temperatures approaching the values needed for heatwave conditions. Heatwave conditions need to remain in situ for three consecutive days, and by the middle of next week it is possible that some parts of the UK could be reaching heatwave thresholds.

“However, whether or not everyone experiences heatwave thresholds, the majority of the UK will experience the finest conditions and highest temperatures so far this year.”

Read more: Pollen bomb explodes across UK as extreme hay fever sufferers warned to stay indoors with windows closed

Read more: Two die as ‘record-breaking’ 40C heatwave grips Greece, Cyprus and Turkey with red alert issued

Much of the country will experience the highest temperatures of the year so far, according to a Met Office weather forecast.
Much of the country will experience the highest temperatures of the year so far, according to a Met Office weather forecast. Picture: Alamy

The Met Office forecast shows that the heat is expected to peak between Monday 24 June and Thursday 27 June.

According to the Met Office, a heatwave is an “extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year, which may be accompanied by high humidity”.

The threshold for a heatwave is met in the UK when a location records a period of at least three consecutive days with daily maximum temperatures meeting or exceeding the heatwave temperature threshold.

The threshold varies in each county.

The Met Office forecast shows temperatures could peak at 29C in parts of the UK.
The Met Office forecast shows temperatures could peak at 29C in parts of the UK. Picture: Met Office

It will be welcome news for festival-goers, as some 200,000 people are expected to attend Glastonbury next week.

Samantha Hughes, National Water Safety Partner at the RNLI, warned those who travel to coastal areas to be wary of cold water shock.

She said: “The forecasted warm weather will mean we'll see more visitors at the coast and we always want people to enjoy themselves safely.

“Entering the water during warm weather can increase the risk of cold water shock due to the sudden changes in skin temperatures. Enter the water gradually and avoid jumping or diving straight in to reduce your risk of cold-water shock.

“If you're planning on heading to the beach, we highly recommend you visit one that is lifeguarded and you swim between the red and yellow flags. This is the safest area and is most closely monitored by lifeguards.”

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Liz Truss has reacted to her party's terrible election results

Liz Truss blames Tory election drubbing on Rishi Sunak ‘trashing her record’ before pointing finger at Tony Blair

Joe Biden reacts to the assassination attempt of Donald Trump

‘Everyone must condemn it’: Joe Biden labels Donald Trump assassination attempt ‘sick’ as world leaders react

Donald Trump was shot at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania yesterday

Bloodied Donald Trump rushed off stage after shooting as FBI names dead gunman behind assassination attempt

Donald Trump's ear was grazed in a shooting at a campaign rally yesterday

‘Much bleeding took place’: Donald Trump releases new statement after being shot at campaign rally

President Trump was shot at a rally in Pennsylvania

Donald Trump carried off stage by Secret Service after shooting at campaign rally

American XL bully

Police raid suspected XL Bully farm and arrest man as 13 dogs seized inside house with children

Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer has told the England team that they have "made the country proud" before their crunch Euros final against Spain on Sunday.

'Bring it home': Keir Starmer sends message to England team ahead of showpiece Euros final against Spain

spanhoe airfield near corby main runway

Pilot killed in plane crash at former RAF airfield near Corby as police urge witnesses to come forward

A child is dead and five people have been injured after a house fire in East Ham, London.

Child dead after deadly blaze that injured five which gutted east London home and needed 40 firefighters to tackle

Daniel Halliday went missing while playing in the water with his brother on June 30.

Body found in the sea confirmed to be 14-year-old Daniel Halliday who was swept away in River Mersey on June 30

A Scottish council has come under fire for handing almost 2,000 penalties in the first 11 days of its low emission zone

Scottish council under fire after handing out 2,000 fines in first 11 days of new low emission zone

Graziano Di Prima has broken his silence

Strictly Come Dancing pro Graziano Di Prima breaks silence after being 'sacked' following misconduct claims

Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Graziano Di Prima has been sacked by the BBC

Strictly Come Dancing pro 'sacked' after claims of gross misconduct towards former partner Zara McDermott

Prince William will be at the game on Sunday

‘Just one last push’: Prince William’s message to the England team ahead of Euro 2024 final against Spain

The family of the three women who were killed in a crossbow attack have said they are "devastated"

‘We are devastated’, John Hunt and surviving daughter say, after his wife and two daughters killed in crossbow attack

At least 71 Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli air strike

‘Dozens killed in air strike on Gaza humanitarian zone’ as Israel says it was targeting Hamas leaders