UK set for 'heat bomb' next week with two parts of England 'roasting'

The UK has roasted orange in new weather maps and charts from WX Charts which shows a "heat bomb" striking the country from June 7. London and the south coast of England look set to be hottest with 24C highs returning to the country - threatening this year's current hottest day record of 25.9C.

The maps and charts have been projected by the forecaster and published today (Wednesday May 29) ahead of the fifth month of the year rounding off and the sixth month of the year, June, which many see as the height of summer, arriving.

The Met Office has issued an update from June 3 to June 12 as it delivered a medium-term outlook for the country and what lies ahead for parts of England. In it, it said: "In early June, conditions are likely to be generally settled due to the influence of high pressure extending across much of the country.

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"A few showers or patchy rain possible in places, most likely in the northwest, but for most it will be a dry at the start of the period with plenty of sunshine, especially in the southeast. Feeling warm generally though cooler near the coast where onshore breezes develop.

"This fair weather is likely to continue for a few days into the following week, but thereafter the outlook becomes more uncertain. The south of the UK will probably be drier, although not ruling out scattered showers at times. Cooler and cloudier further northwest, where rain is more likely.

"Temperatures probably around normal or a little above average." Its forecast from June 13 to June 27 adds: "Current indications are that the chances of high pressure or low pressure dominating are fairly balanced for this period. There is no strong signal for either dry or wet conditions being the more prominent feature of the weather.

"On balance, it is probable that a continuation of variable, slow moving weather patterns are likely through much of June, similar to that which has been experienced through May. However, with potentially slow moving weather systems there is still a chance that longer-lived drier, or even wetter, spells are entirely possible too.

"Temperatures are most likely to be around or above normal."