Britain will bake in glorious temperatures as high pressure blasts in from the Azores, with weeks of sunshine and warm weather expected. The latest weather maps from forecasters WXCHARTS show temperatures at their highest next week, with Britain turning red next Wednesday. Temperatures could hit as high as 25.8C on July 29, with maximum temperatures of the low- to mid-20s every day before then.
According to separate forecasts from Netweather, next Monday is set to experience highs of 23C, and better still on Tuesday, the mercury could soar to a peak of 24C across some parts of the country.
This will continue into next Wednesday, with temperatures nudging their way towards 25C.
Heading into the first weekend of August, the UK is forecast to bask in heat of 23C next Friday, dropping slightly lower to 22C on the Saturday and Sunday.
This week also looks glorious, with Surrey and London scorching in 25C highs this Friday.
Paul Michaelwaite at Netweather said of this week’s forecast: “The Azores high will ridge in from the southwest.
“So there’ll be plenty of fine, dry and warm weather.
“It’ll struggle to exert its influence to northern Britain at times though, with weather fronts bringing some rain in from the northwest on Tuesday and into midweek.
“Temperatures on Saturday will peak at 24-27C across southern and southeast England, including East Anglia.
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The Met Office forecast said: “Bright or sunny spells across most of the UK, with a few slow-moving showers, potentially turning heavy at times. A cloudier start further south, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle clearing southwards throughout the day.
“Temperatures generally around the average, with the north staying cooler and the south possibly rather warm.
“As we head towards the coming weekend, it is likely that there will be some further outbreaks of rain and stronger winds at times towards the west, which may spread further into all parts of the UK.
“There will be periods of calmer and more settled weather during the following week, especially further south, though unseasonably wet and windy conditions will likely return frequently from the northwest.
“Temperatures around average, with any warm spells most likely in the south.”
The country has experienced a turbulent month of unsettled weather, with warm sunshine tarnished by heavy downpours and even thunderstorms.
Last week saw temperatures struggling to hit 20C across much of the country, with little sign of a glorious summer heatwave on the horizon.
But that changed on Friday, with temperatures jumping to as high as 28C in some parts of the south east, primarily around London, with highs of 23C in surrounding areas.
The scorching weather continued into Saturday, with highs of 26C in the south east and 25C in London at around 3pm, with mercury tipping 22C in surrounding areas.
Temperatures dipped a couple of degrees lower on Sunday, but large pats of the UK were still able to enjoy bright sunshine.