Britain braces for a scorcher as temperatures in the UK soar for the weekend heatwave, according to BBC Weather.

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Britain braces for a scorcher as temperatures in the UK soar for the weekend heatwave, according to BBC Weather.

As the UK prepares for a weekend heatwave, BBC Weather has forecast scorching temperatures across the country.

Temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius are expected by the end of the weekend, according to BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor. Today will be the first day of hot weather across the country, he said. Patches of cloud will be present in various parts of the UK, but as the weekend approaches, the skies will clear.

“For the vast majority of us, there will be a lot of sunshine,” Mr Taylor added.

“There will be a few exceptions, but it will be getting warmer, if not hotter, in many places.

“That heat starts today; high pressure is attempting to move in, but it isn’t quite there yet.

“That means it’s toppling around these weather fronts, bringing a lot of cloud to Scotland’s far north.

“Elsewhere, it’s a sunny start to Thursday, with a breeze blowing along the eastern counties of England, bringing more cloud in later.

“Throughout this afternoon, there will be a bit more cloud developing elsewhere in England and Wales.”

According to the BBC Weather forecaster, the bulk of places throughout the UK will have temperatures in the 20s today.

As we get closer to the weekend, the temperatures will only rise.

“Temperatures continue to soar on Friday, with 27 degrees in Scotland,” he added.

“As we get into the weekend, the high pressure is mostly over us; we’re just scooting around the top.

“There’s a lot more blue sky, and it’s bright sunshine with a lot of pollen.

In areas of Scotland and Northern Ireland, we’ll still be in the mid-twenties.

“It’s also in the high 20s in the south of England and Wales.

“We go into Sunday with that high pressure in place.

“There will be a small chance of rain creeping into the north of Scotland, but for the most part, it will be another beautiful day.”

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