UK set for 'blistering' heatwave which 'all' of England will feel

A scorching UK heatwave will see temperatures skyrocketing with a "blistering" 27C level on the thermometers by the end of June. An Iberian heatwave will sweep from June 23, lasting 72 hours until June 26, according to reports, with the whole of the country basking in anywhere between 22C and 27C.

Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, said: “If it comes off it looks like a short transfusion of very warm and somewhat humid weather, ahead of an approaching Atlantic frontal system. So, a southerly airstream c/o Spain and France.

“Expect widespread 20-22C, tops of 25-26C South East England and Moray Firth region.” He added: “However, don’t hold your breath, it has yet to happen and if it does it’s unlikely to last.” Looking ahead from June 16 to June 23, the Met Office has had its say.

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It explained: "Into the start of this period, a continuation of a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers likely dominating across the majority of the UK. Some showers are expected to be heavy and could be accompanied by the odd rumble of thunder.

"Temperatures likely slightly below normal for the time of year. Breezy in some coastal areas, most likely across the southeast and northwest. Later in the week and through the following weekend, confidence in any dominant weather pattern is low.

"As such, fairly typical conditions for the UK are most probable, with a mixture of weather types. This means some spells of drier, sunny weather but also some showers or longer spells of rain at times. Temperatures will most likely be close to or slightly below average."

Its June 24 to July 9 forecast reads: "There is little sign for any one type of weather pattern to dominate during this period. As such, typical conditions for the UK are most probable with a mixture of weather types. All areas can expected to see some spells of drier, sunnier weather, but there will also be showers or longer spells of rain at times.

"Temperatures are most likely to be close to or slightly above climatological average."