BRITS are set to swelter in a 27C scorcher as the Saharan bubble heatwaves stretches on into July.
Forecasters are expecting temperatures to remain in the high 20s for the rest of the week – before a cold front sweeps in for next week.
Met Office forecaster Steven Keats said: “It could get as high as 27C tomorrow, but that’s about it for the next week.
“It’s going to cool down afterwards though because we’ve got a cold front coming in.
“Scotland will get a bit of rain, but it’s nothing they can’t handle.
“Overall it’s perfect summer weather – its hot but there’s a little bit of humidity, and the nights won’t be too stuffy.”
The UK had previously baked last week with the arrival of the Saharan Bubble heatwave with temperatures peaking at 35C.
The mercury hit 35C in Northolt, Middlesex, as Britain basked in extreme heat sweeping across Europe from North Africa.
Brits made the most of the sun by firing up BBQs – while others headed to the beach and gathered in beer gardens.
The A50 dual carriageway melted near Foston, Derbs, on Sunday – causing hours of delays.
A downpour of “blood rain” in Scotland left an orange dust on cars.
On Saturday night, 15.8mm of rain fell in Edinburgh during a thunderstorm while heavy rain also struck as far south as Leicester.
Scotland was blasted by more than 20,000 lightning strikes as dramatic thunderstorms raced across the country over the weekend.
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The incredible total was recorded by the German lightning-tracking website blitzortung.org between midday and 10pm on Saturday.
On the ground, this produced a number of fires and power outages – as electricity sub stations received direct hits.
The Scottish thunderstorms also left the country cooler at the start of July than it was at the end of June.
UK weather forecast: Britain’s beaches – like here in Brighton at the weekend – will be packed again later this week as a 25C heatwave is set to return following cooler temperatures today[/caption]
UK weather forecast: Thursday will see the strongest sunshine, according to the Met Office, with this weather map showing sunny conditions in the south with cloudier skies further north[/caption]
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