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Heatwave on the way with temperatures reaching up to 30C in Fenland

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Forecasters say a heatwave is on the way this week across Fenland with temperatures reaching up to 30C.

It's already reached 26C today but on Wednesday forecasters are predicting 29C, with Thursday and Friday 30C.

The weekend will drop to 22C on Saturday and on Sunday, there might even be a few clouds in the sky as the temperature is currently forecast to be 22C.

UV levels are going to be high, say the Met Office
UV levels are going to be high, say the Met Office

Met Office chief meteorologist, Dan Suri said: “Northern Ireland and Scotland will be under a band of cloud and rain on Monday and Tuesday, however it’ll be dry elsewhere with plenty of warm sunshine and temperatures reaching 28 or 29C in a few spots on Tuesday.

“Temperatures will continue to climb through the week with a hot spell developing across much of England and Wales. From Wednesday temperatures will widely reach into the high twenties Celsius and it’ll be hot across much of the UK, especially central and southern England where we could see highs of 30 to 34C. This hot weather is expected to last until at least Friday and so heatwave conditions are likely to develop for some areas this week.

“In addition to the warm days we are going to see some warm nights this week as temperatures overnight remain in the mid-high teens across England and Wales.”

This map released by the Met Office where #Heatwave thresholds will probably be met or exceeded later this week
This map released by the Met Office where #Heatwave thresholds will probably be met or exceeded later this week

The highest UK maximum temperature recorded in June is currently 35.6C, set at Mayflower Park, Southampton on June 28, 1976. The highest UK minimum temperature recorded in June is currently 22.7C, recorded in Ventnor Park on the Isle of Wight on June 28, 1976.

With plenty of strong summer sunshine in the forecast, UV levels will be high or very high - you can check the Met Office UV forecast here and tips on keeping cpol in hot weather here.

Dan said: “We quite often see warm, southerly air from the continent bringing these high temperatures to the UK in summer, however this week, the air across the UK has arrived from the Atlantic. This Atlantic air will descend and warm up as it moves across the UK and this in combination with clear skies and strong late-June sunshine, we’re seeing temperatures rise.”

Deputy chief meteorologist, Matthew Lehnert, said: “By Thursday, Northern Ireland and Scotland will join the rest of the country in seeing a shorter lived spell of warm and sunny weather, but we’re also seeing an increased risk of thunderstorms towards the end of the week which is expected to bring an end to the very warm and sunny weather.”

The Met Office said whatever the weather, people should continue to remember the Government coronavirus guidelines.

How are you enjoying the warm weather? Send your photos to: jeremy.ransome@iliffepublishing.co.uk

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