Met Office delivers verdict on 'scorching' 27C temperatures predicted for mid-June

It's a cool and windy weekend across the Midlands - and thunderstorms look set to batter Birmingham and the Black Country at the start of next week. But it's not all gloomy news on the weather front, with conditions expected to improve by mid-June.

Some forecasters believe the UK could experience scorching conditions, with new heat maps predicting temperatures to hit 27C by June 18. But the Met Office has said while there's a "hint" of improvement, it's "still quite a way off".

Senior operational meteorologist Marco Petagna said while he expected the weather to "remain unsettled" for the next week, no weather warnings were in place, or expected in the short term.

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The Met Office forecast the odd shower across the Midlands on Saturday, June 8, with temperatures "average or just below" for this time of year, Mr Petagna added. On Sunday, June 9, conditions were expected to be "sunny but quite chilly".

By lunchtime on Monday, June 10, weather watchers at InMeteo expect violent thunderstorms to hit the Midlands. The outlook for Tuesday, June 11, was said to be "drier and warmer for many".