Map shows first 30C heatwave of year with four parts of England hottest

The weather map for Saturday June 15 has turned a dark red
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This eye-catching weather map is awash with a deep red hue, signalling that temperatures could feel like a sweltering 30C in just a fortnight.

The mercury is on the rise and, due to calm conditions with little wind and descending air, it's expected to feel even hotter by around Saturday, June 15, across most parts of the UK.

According to the weather map from InMeteo forecasters, a warm red colour swathes over southern England and stretches to eastern regions, indicating a hot and dry spell. The experts at InMeteo, operators of the Ventusky weather service, predict that it could feel like 30C in certain areas of south London and Surrey come June 15 and June 16.

Temperatures will seem like they're hitting 27C in other parts of London, as well as in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, and could reach 25C up in Humberside. Out west, it's anticipated to feel as high as 25C in locales such as Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

The dramatic red splashed across the map is attributed to high humidity levels. While the actual temperature may hover around 20C for many places including in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, reports the Mirror.

The peak actual temperatures of 20C on June 15 are expected in the south and east, particularly in London, during what is predicted to be a period of dry and stable weather, as per the Met Office. However, the Met Office has not yet confirmed if the UK will indeed see an official summer heatwave.

The Met Office's long-range forecast for June 8 to June 17 suggests: "Whilst showers remain possible in the south, there should continue to be a good deal of dry weather here. Small chance of a more widely settled spell developing for a time."

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