UK weekend weather: Sweltering air plume to bring mini heatwave and scorching 27C heat

Sweltering air will blast the UK with soaring temperatures this weekend as a mini heatwave makes its way to the British Isles. A plume of hot air from the Atlantic Azores Island will see temperatures near 30C. However, Britons are urged to enjoy the weather when they can, as the heatwave is only forecast to last three days.

Met Office meteorologist Nicola Maxey told The Sun: “We have high pressure building this weekend and although there will be the risk of the odd shower in central and northern parts of the country there will be plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures as air comes up from the Azores.

“We expect the good weather to hold out this weekend and through Monday.”

However, the forecaster warned there are signs of a change next week to something “more unsettled”.

Ms Maxey added: “High pressure starts to break down and there will be the risk of showers and some of these could be thundery in places.

“As we go through the rest of the month there are indications that low pressure will be in control of the weather.”

The fine weekend weather is driven by a huge region of high pressure.

It will travel from the Azores Island, off the coast of Portugal, to northern Europe.

Claire Kennedy-Edwards, senior meteorologist for The Weather Company, told the publication: “It is a much more settled outlook across the UK with plenty of sunshine and dry conditions.

“West will be best over the weekend, a northerly flow will mean the warmest temperatures will be over eastern Scotland and south-west England.

“Next week the north-west, south-east split returns bringing plenty of dry warm weather over the south and south-east of the UK.

“There will be some showers to the north-west and temperatures will be around average to slightly above.”

According to the Met Office a low cloud drifting in off the North Sea will make its way to Britain overnight Tuesday, putting and end to the mini heatwave.

This will bring thundery showers in northern and western regions on Tuesday.

From Wednesday to Friday next week, there is a risk of thunderstorms and heavy showers.

The Met Office said: “Overnight mist and low cloud will disperse on Wednesday morning followed by sunny spells and showers for many, with the risk of thunder.

“Later on Wednesday into Thursday there is the chance of more persistent rain arriving from the west, and Atlantic weather systems are likely to bring some wetter and windier spells across the UK for the rest of the week.

“This unsettled weather will be more especially across the north and west, with a possibility of thunderstorms.”

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