Met Office, BBC, Sky News break silence over 30C UK heatwave 'next week'

The Met Office and BBC Weather teams have broken their silence over the potential for a heatwave next week. ITV weather forecasters have joined the BBC and Sky News in delivering their verdicts on hopes of a 30C blast.

The end of June is set to reach highs of 27C in parts of the UK, with every part of the country hitting temperatures of at least 17C. There are hopes some parts of the country - including capital city London and also swathes of the south - could roast in high 20s, too.

The Met Office explained: "Although there is a chance that some isolated weather stations could record 30°C around the middle of next week, overnight temperatures will be lower, providing some respite for those who struggle with hot conditions."

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Samantha Hughes, National Water Safety Partner at the RNLI said: “The forecasted warm weather will mean we’ll see more visitors at the coast and we always want people to enjoy themselves safely.

“Entering the water during warm weather can increase the risk of cold water shock due to the sudden changes in skin temperatures. Enter the water gradually and avoid jumping or diving straight in to reduce your risk of cold-water shock.

“If you’re planning on heading to the beach, we highly recommend you visit one that is lifeguarded and you swim between the red and yellow flags. This is the safest area and is most closely monitored by lifeguards.

“If you get into trouble in the water, Float to Live. Tilt your head back with ears submerged and try to relax and control your breathing. Use your hands to help you stay afloat and then call for help or swim to safety if you can.

“In an emergency at the coast, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard or ask for the fire service if you are near inland waters.”

Met Office

Met Office forecaster Grahame Madge agreed there was lot of speculation about whether parts of England and Wales will experience heatwave conditions. "There is a specific threshold for a heatwave and it is unlikely that all of Wales will reach that threshold. However, regardless of the precise definition, people across Wales will enjoy a largely fabulous weekend and extended period of fine and settled weather well into next week.”

BBC

Forecaster Simon King posted on X: "Is a heatwave on the way? Maybe. Remember there's a criteria that needs to be met depending on where you live, but with temperatures up to the mid to high 20s early next week...it'll be close to the heatwave threshold for some."

ITV

Alex Beresford from ITV Good Morning Britain said: "The rumours are true. A heatwave is on the way next week and while it's a little uncertain as to how long it will last, this news is more than welcome. Especially given the underwhelming weather conditions we've had to endure so far this month. Temperatures have been hiding between below average, to average, but the mercury is set to rise and in turn, raise our spirits. Over the next few days temperatures will gradually increase as high pressure moves in temporarily."

Sky

Sky reported: "While temperatures will likely hover at around 20C (68F) over the weekend, with highs of 24C (75F) in the south, Monday and Tuesday could be as hot as Ibiza in the southeast. It is forecast to be 25C (77F) on the sunny Spanish island at the start of next week, matching London and surrounding areas, with the Midlands and northwest a degree or two cooler."