UK weather forecast LIVE: Met Office confirm London will be HOTTER than Santorini in just days as 29C heat hits Brits | The Sun

LONDONERS look set to scorch in 29C heat in just days as temperatures will rocket making the capital hotter than Santorini, the Met Office say.

On Tuesday next week London will soar to 29C whilst Santorini in Greece will see highs of just 26C.

It comes as Brits could scorch in 35C temperatures in mid July as a 10-day heatwave is on the cards, forecasters suggested.

The Met Office has also confirmed that Londoners will see highs of 25C tomorrow as the warmer temperatures begin to set in.

Temperatures are expected to keep climbing to very hot conditions with a blistering hot weather heatwave is expected to hit in the coming weeks.

The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said he wouldn’t be surprised if we got 35C, but the Met Office believes the weather will be 30C.

Brian told The Sun: “At the moment long-range computer models are suggesting an increased likelihood of very warm conditions during the last third of July. 

“Temperatures in the UK reached 32.7C earlier this month and typically the hottest weather of the summer comes in July or August.  In recent years periods of extreme heat have become more common in the UK.

"I wouldn't be surprised if temperatures climbed to 35C (91F). To put a little context on that, the hottest day in the entire decade of the 1980s was 34.4C.”

Read our weather blog below for the latest news & forecasts…

  • Louis Allwood

    Thursday to Sunday London and South East England forecast

    After a cloudy start, perhaps with the odd spot of light rain, cloud will thin by late morning with long warm sunny spells developing with maximum temperatures of 25 °C.

    Variable cloud through Friday and Saturday though most parts dry and fine with lengthy clear or sunny spells.

    Temperatures above average, breezy at times near the Kent coast on Sunday.

  • henry moore

    What to expect this afternoon

    Brits in the south can expect a relatively windy and cloudy afternoon, with temperatures hitting 25C in some spots.

    The same can not be said for those in the north, as rain batters the region.

    As we approach the weekend, temperatures will continue to rise.

  • henry moore

    How to protect your skin in the summer sun

    While Brits love the summer sunshine, is it important to protect oneself from its damaging UV rays.

    As we move deeper into summer, UV will continue to rise, and can lead to skin damage and even cancer.

    Here is what the NHS recommends:

    • spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
    • make sure you never burn
    • cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses
    • take extra care with children
    • use at least factor 30 sunscreen
    • henry moore

      UV levels to skyrocket, Met Office reports

      As the temperatures rise this weekend, reaching the low thirties in some spots, UV levels will rocket also.

      According to the Met Office, Exeter will see the highest UV, with London also seeing high levels.

      UV rays can cause serious damage and in serious cases lead to cancer.

    • henry moore

      Top tips for Hay fever sufferers

      The pollen levels across the UK are very high at the moment.

      While this usually means the sun is out and the weather is warm, it can lead to some serious discomfort for Hay Fever sufferers, so here are some tips from the NHS to help.

      • put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
      • wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
      • shower and change your clothes after you have been outside to wash pollen off
      • stay indoors whenever possible
      • keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
      • vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
      • buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter
      • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have a high temperature or you do not feel well enough to do your normal activities

      Wimbledon weather update

      As we reach the business end of the legendary tennis tournament, visitors and players alike can expect a warm but cloudy day.

      Temperatures will remain around 20C throughout play.

      It will be cloudy for much of the day, with the sun appearing towards the evening.

      Pollen levels high in much of the UK

      It is peak pollen season in the UK, and thus many Brits will be hit with Hay Fever today.

      Pollen levels will be highest in the south, while lower in the north of Scotland, according to the BBC.

      This comes as temperatures are set to ROCKET, with 30C heat set to hit Brits this weekend.

      End of July forecast

      This period sees a weak signal for more settled conditions to extend more widely across the whole country again, though periods of cloud and rain still likely to be most prevalent in the northwest.

      Temperatures widely above average initially, especially across the south, and potentially very warm or hot at times, most likely for England and Wales.

      Temperatures perhaps returning closer to normal later in the period, but still likely to be warm to very warm at times in the south.

      In pictures: Brits hit the beaches in summer sun

      Yesterday brought with it glorious sunshine across much of the UK, and Brits made the most of it.

      From Blackpool to Brighton seaside towns were filled with Brits enjoying the summer weather.

      Things are set to heat up even more this weekend, as temperatures in some places hit 30C.

      • henry moore

        This morning's forecast: Cloudy and wet in places

        A clear start will turn to cloud for much of the south on Wednesday morning.

        Meanwhile, the northwest will be hit with rainy spells, while Scotland is bombarded with heavy rainfall.

        Temperatures will be in the high teens or low twenties for much of the UK.

      • henry moore

        Tips for staying cool in the heat

        With very hot temperatures expected, it’s important to know how to stay warm.

        Many of us enjoy and welcome the warm weather, but for others it can be overwhelming.

        Below are some tips from The Met Office for how to stay cool in the blistering heat.

        • If you live alone, ask a relative or friend to phone to check that you are not having difficulties during periods of extreme heat.
        • Stay cool indoors: Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.
        • If going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately. 
        • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol. 
        • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.

        Find out when the rain will in your area

        In the coming weeks, rain is unlikely to feature in many places throughout the UK.

        But as we all know, rain can be unpredictable.

        Though it’s expected to rain in certain places throughout the UK, it can come at any time so why not stay ahead of the rainfall so you don’t get caught out?

        Stay ahead of the hay fever this Summer

        This year, more people have suffered from hay fever in the UK than ever before.

        The Met Office have created a tool giving people the control.

        If you are dealing with hay fever and it makes Summer unbearable for you, you needn’t worry as now you can find out the pollen forecast in areas around the UK.

        Tips for staying cool in the heat

        With very hot temperatures expected, it’s important to know how to stay warm.

        Many of us enjoy and welcome the warm weather, but for others it can be overwhelming.

        Below are some tips from The Met Office for how to stay cool in the blistering heat.

        • If you live alone, ask a relative or friend to phone to check that you are not having difficulties during periods of extreme heat.
        • Stay cool indoors: Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.
        • If going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately. 
        • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol. 
        • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.

        Climate change has already influenced our weather

        The changing climate means we’re more likely to experience extreme weather in certain areas.

        One of the areas likely to experience extreme weather is the UK.

        This means that when it’s cold, it will be even colder, and when it’s hot, will be even hotter.

        In a recent study, the Met Office found that the likelihood of extremely hot days in the UK has been increasing and will continue to do so during the course of the century, with the most extreme temperatures expected to be observed in the south east of England.

        So take care this Summer wearing breathable clothes, sunglasses and plenty of sun cream. Shade and water will also do you good!

        • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

          What more can we expect from July?

          An expert has explained what weather we’re likely to experience this month.

          Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Rebekah Sherwin, said; “The influence of the high pressure is likely to continue across southern areas into the second week of July and at times could be more widespread.

          “Temperatures are expected to be widely above average, especially across the south, with some areas seeing maxima in the high 20s, locally 30 Celsius by this weekend.

          “Beyond that, the forecast becomes more uncertain and, while it may well continue warm, the extent, magnitude and duration of these above-average temperatures are not clear at this stage and won’t be known until closer to the time.”

        • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

          Stay safe in the heat

          The humble hosepipe can pose risks that you’d never considered.

          Due to the warm weather, Summer often means more garden watering and paddling pools, meaning the hosepipe is out more.

          Watersafe warn that drinking water can become contaminated.

          If a hosepipe is left in a pond or submerged in dirty water, it can backflow into the drinking water making those in the household ill.

          More information on how to use your hosepipe safely can be found here.

        • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

          Find out when the rain will in your area

          In the coming weeks, rain is unlikely to feature in many places throughout the UK.

          But as we all know, rain can be unpredictable.

          Though it’s expected to rain in certain places throughout the UK, it can come at any time so why not stay ahead of the rainfall so you don’t get caught out?

        • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

          More settle weather on the horizon

          The middle of July will bring us more predictable weather.

          Throughout the UK, more settled weather is expected.

          Some northern areas are more likely to experience some spells of rain or showers, but temperatures will be well above average towards the tail end of next week.

          Very warm and hot spells are expected throughout England and Wales.

        • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

          Summer finally takes hold on Wednesday

          The beginning of the week has brought a clear North-South weather divide.

          There will likely be a bit of a breeze in the North.

          Some cloud and rain will be present in the northwest, but all in all, most of the UK will experience fine and dry weather, particularly in central UK and the south.

        • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

          Fun facts about Summer

          Most look forward to the Summer, but there’s a lot about it that many don’t know.

          It’s the most thundery time of year – they’re most likely to occur in the midlands and southeast.

          The Eiffel Tower get’s taller. It’s known to expand by 17cm in the Summer as it’s made of steel, which expands in the heat.

          The astronomical beginning of Summer is 21 June which marks the longest day of the year, but the meteorological start of Summer is 1 June.

        • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

          The rest of the week is looking very Summery

          Rain is expected to be intermittent across the northwest.

          The south and eastern areas are likely to experience dry and fine periods, with sunny periods.

          These areas will become warmer from Friday.

          The northwest will remain somewhat cloudy with a breeze, while Saturday may get very hot on Summer.

        • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

          Your eyes are more sensitive than your skin

          We know that we should protect our skin during sunny weather.

          The UV rays from the Sun can be very damaging to our skin, and if exposed for too long without protection, we could end up with severe problems including skin cancer.

          But our eyes are actually more than 10x more sensitive than our skin.

          So this Summer, be sure to invest in a good pair of sunglasses to prevent eye damage and at worst, blindness.

        • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

          ‘Best of the sunshine in the southwest’

          This week will have most the UK feel like Summer’s finally arrived.

          Western and Northern areas of the country will have a cloudy start to the day today with some light rain.

          The rain will mainly feature in North Wales.

          The cloud is expected to break up for the South throughout the day, but will remain cloudy in the northwest.

          According to The Met Office, the best of the sunshine will be in the southeast.

        • Louis Allwood

          Thursday to Saturday forecast

          Thursday dry with spells of sunshine developing.

          Friday and Saturday fine and dry with clear or sunny spells.

          Feeling warm, with light winds.

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