UK set for heatwave so hot it will be '24C at midnight' next week

The UK faces a heatwave so hot it could be as warm as 24C at MIDNIGHT. Britain is on the cusp of scorching 24C heat at midnight with a plume of hot air from Europe sweeping the nation, sparking 24C highs in the middle of the night, with London and the south and the east of England warmest.

Netweather TV has promised the chances of a "very hot" end to June are high. And James Madden, from Exacta Weather, said: "Significant high pressure and Azores High projections (very warm to extremely hot conditions) are still featured within the last two of three GFS runs, including the latest run for just after mid-June!

"Expect more changes to consistency, arrival dates, and intensity of this developing scenario over the next several days." The best of the weather looks set to hit on Monday June 24, with temperatures in the mid-twenties sas a Iberian heat plume engulfs the country, following a roasting heatwave in France.

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The BBC says June will be getting "slowly warmer" and "more settled", adding: "The third week of June could continue to be wetter than normal across much of the UK initially. However, conditions may tend to become drier in parts of the UK as areas of low pressure could affect mainly the north and north-west of the UK during the week and an extended area of high pressure from the Azores High settles over southern parts of the UK, at least temporarily.

"As a result, the warming trend could continue as the week progresses. As the weather pattern is generally slow to develop due to stalled conditions, the low pressure influence near the UK may persist for longer and bring generally changeable conditions with a brisk westerly or south-westerly flow.

"Warmer air masses are therefore more likely to influence much of the UK."