UK weather forecast – Sunshine and highs of 26C today – but Met Office issues severe warning for wind in the south-west

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BRITS will enjoy sunshine and highs of 26C today – but the Met Office has issued a “severe” warning for wind in the south-west.

Forecasters have predicted “fine and dry” conditions for most of the UK – which is good news for Glastonbury revellers who have gathered at Somerset’s Worthy Farm.

The Met Office issued a severe warning for wind in the south-west for today and tomorrow
The Met Office issued a severe warning for wind in the south-west for today and tomorrow

But Devon and Cornwall may be hit by strong gusts of wind over the next 48 hours which could spark travel chaos.

The Met Office warned the wind could cause delays on the roads and railways.

Temperatures are set to stay in the 20s throughout the week but could jump to a scotching 33C over the weekend.

Met Office forecasters have warned of a “danger to life” as a 33C African heatwave sweeps in on Saturday.

The Saharan scorcher has emergency services ‘on alert’ with healthcare professionals working around the clock to “ensure readiness” for the blistering weather.

Health chiefs are on alert for the Saharan Scorcher – which is set to bring 33C misery to Brits

Forecasters have predicted'fine and dry' conditions – which is good news for Glastonbury revellers
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Forecasters have predicted ‘fine and dry’ conditions – which is good news for Glastonbury revellers[/caption]

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People enjoy the hot weather at Camber Sands beach in East Sussex[/caption]

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Crowds enjoy the sunny weather by spending time on the beach and Palace Pier in Brighton and Hove[/caption]

UK weather forecast: A 2,000-mile wide block of hot air is engulfing all of Europe, bringing high temperatures and storms right across the continent – but it will finally provide hot sunshine later this week

A Met Office health advice page warned: “Healthcare services will be working to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential heatwave.

“Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease.”

Craig Snell, a Met Office forecaster, told The Sun Online: “The heat at the end of this week can be traced back to North Africa, but that heat has seeped into Spain and France, which will see record-breaking temperatures.

“That will then seep into the UK as we go into Friday and Saturday.”

Dr Emer O’Connell, public health consultant at Public Health England, added: “For some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and those with young children, the summer heat can bring real health risks.

That’s why we’re urging everyone to keep an eye on those you know who may be at risk this summer. If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support.”

Warm weather is on its way for the UK tomorrow as temperatures could reach 27C but some will experience a muggy start to their day.

Swarms of flies infest homes as 'Saharan Bubble' heatwave creates perfect breeding conditions

THE Saharan bubble heatwave has sparked a huge FLY infestation – with the 33C scorcher bringing 'perfect' breeding conditions.

The critters have been found hiding in kettles, toilet bowls, and even cups of tea.

Fed-up families have even been forced to eat their dinners covered with giant NETS.

The problem is centralised in Avonmouth, Somerset, but peoplein nearby Shirehampton, Lawrence Weston and Hallen have also been affected.

Avonmouth resident Liesl Oliver said is is impossible to live a normal life with the flies swarming around.

She fumed: “You try and cook? They are there. Try and relax on an evening, they are landing on you constantly. Try and sleep? They are there.

“If I’m not working, my days off are cleaning, bleaching everything, don’t know why I do this though because you could have the cleanest of houses and you’re still affected by them.

“They make you feel dirty.”

Brits in Scotland, Northern Ireland and South East England are in for a sunny treat today.

Mr Snell added: “Starting today we are looking at much drier weather across the board. A few showers in the South West but overall dry.

“It will be a dry day across many parts of the isles.

“There will be muggy start in the morning but it will gradually begin to break through the clouds.

“In Scotland, Northern Ireland, and South East England there is plenty of sunshine to be had.
“Temperatures on the South coast will reach 26C or 27C.

“However, along the North Sea coast the clouds will linger there and places like Norwich will see temperatures in the high teens.

“Pollen levels will be very high across the UK.

“UV levels will also be high, so take sensible precaution if you are out in the sun.”

An incredible pink rainbow was snapped in Martinstown, Dorset
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This Met Office weather chart for Thursday, June 27 shows how the mercury will rise to the mid-20s in some parts
This Met Office weather chart for Thursday, June 27 shows how the mercury will rise to the mid-20s in some parts
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This Met Office weather chart for Saturday, June 29 shows the mercury tipping to 30C
This Met Office weather chart for Saturday, June 29 shows the mercury tipping to 30C
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This WX Charts heat map illustrates temperatures will be in the high 20s and reach 30 in some places in the South
This WX Charts heat map illustrates temperatures will be in the high 20s and reach 30C in some places in the South on Friday, June 28
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The Met Office has warned of high UV levels for this week as illustrated in this map for Thursday, June 26
The Met Office has warned of high UV levels for this week as illustrated in this map for Thursday, June 26
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GLASTONBURY GLEE

Thursday will see the temperature go up a notch to 28C giving Glastonbury festival-goers some reprieve after some people arriving early were caught in the mud today.

That trend will only continue into Friday.

Mr Snell said: “It will be a great start to Glastonbury, with a little breeze to the far South West.

“We are looking temperatures in the high 20s, I imagine down towards the South West temperature will go up to 27C or 28C.

“On Friday temperatures will continue to climb with another sunny day across the board.

“Temperatures will go up a notch in North Somerset and Wales as it could tip to 30C.

“It will be a hot day for Glastonbury.”

The hottest day of the week will be Saturday as the mercury will comfortably go above 30C in some places – but it won’t reach the record temperature of 35C.

Mr Snell said: “The heat will move towards the East and by that stage London towards Lincolnshire will reach 31C or 32C.

“Some places may possibly reach 33C, but as of now we are safe from hitting the June record of 35.6C.

“It will still certainly be the hottest spell of weather this year.”

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Rain storms and flooding caused chaos around Edinburgh yesterday as cars and buses were almost submerged by the torrential downpour. Similar conditions were seen again in parts of England and Wales today[/caption]

Glastonbury festival-goers run through the mud in their wellies after heavy rain overnight
Glastonbury festival-goers run through the mud in their wellies after heavy rain overnight
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Parts of the Glastonbury Festival grounds are already covered in mud after heavy overnight rain
Parts of the Glastonbury Festival grounds are already covered in mud after heavy overnight rain
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FLOODY CHAOS

Millions in the South, East and Central parts of England were battered by monsoon showers this morning with frequent lightning as well as hail and high winds.

Localised flooding was reported across the South East as commuters set off to work.

Rail operator Southern reported that all lines from Brighton through Haywards Heath were temporarily blocked due to the heavy rain and flooding on the tracks, and some passengers were delayed by more than an hour.

Coastal areas were the worst hit by the downpour, but some 7mm-8mm of rain in the capital caused minor flooding on some roads, according to Transport for London, and it was a wet morning commute for many.

Met Office figures show that June this year has been wetter than usual.


Tesco aisles flooded in Stirling, Scotland after the ceiling collapsed amid a battery of thunderstorms.

Video footage shows flood water pouring through the roof as stock crashed to the floor and water gushed down the aisles of the supermarket.

The streets of Stirling were filled with rushing water as on video shows two lads sliding and swimming on the high street.

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