Heatwave warning: The Met Office has issued an alarm as the UK prepares for SIX DAYS of sweltering heat – see the maps
BRITAIN is scorching in what is predicted to be the warmest day of the year so far, with temperatures in parts of southeast England reaching 32 degrees Celsius.
The Met Office has advised people to “stay protected” as “very high” UV rays are expected to hit England and Wales.
Temperatures of 30-31°C are forecast in London and the South East about 4 p.m., with 29°C in Birmingham and 27°C in Norwich.
Conditions in the north, on the other hand, will be a touch cooler, with Liverpool anticipating 24°C and Edinburgh 20°C.
The mildest temperatures will be seen in the top of Scotland and the Shetland Islands, where temperatures will range from 16 to 14 degrees Celsius.
Warm weather is expected to last far into the night in the southern and central portions of the United Kingdom.
Previously, the hottest day of the year in the UK was June 14, when Heathrow Airport recorded a temperature of 28.6°C.
“Early this evening temperatures will still be well into the 20s throughout many regions of the country, a very warm and uncomfortable evening,” said BBC Weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker.
“By the end of the night, temperatures in Cardiff and London were no lower than 17°C.
“It will be much cooler in Scotland, with temperatures reaching 11°C in Glasgow and 12°C in Aberdeen.”
UV levels are likely to be quite high across Wales and England, as far north as Manchester, prompting the public to take precautions.
“UV levels will be quite high throughout much of England and Wales today in any direct sunshine,” the Met Office said.
“Remember to protect yourself from the sun while you’re outside.”
“Too much sun exposure can have devastating impacts on your skin and eyes,” their website advises.
“To avoid being caught off guard by the sun, use our forecast to plan your day, stay covered with a hat and sunglasses, spend time in the shade, and protect yourself with a high factor sun cream with good UVA protection.”
The scorching weather is expected to last until early next week, with temperatures in the upper 20s across much of the UK’s southern and central regions.
On Monday, the BBC Weather anticipates temperatures of 28°C in Bristol and Birmingham, with 23°C in Liverpool.
Temperatures aren’t predicted to drop below 25°C until the weekend after next.
Mr Schafernaker, on the other hand, predicted showers in certain regions.
“We’re right in the middle of.”Brinkwire Summary News,” he said.