UK weather: Exact date when 32C four-day heatwave will hit

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Get ready for a scorching return of summer temperatures next week, with the mercury set to soar above 30C. Weather maps are indicating where the heat will hit hardest.

This year's summer has been somewhat lacklustre for those craving sunshine, with many in the UK waking up to rain and cooler climes this morning. The forecast suggests that the wet and windy conditions will persist, particularly in northern and western regions, reports the Mirror.

But there's a change on the horizon, as next week is expected to bring a dramatic rise in temperatures, potentially hitting the 32C mark. The warm-up kicks off on Tuesday, July 9, with mid-20s predicted by weather maps.

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Wednesday's outlook appears consistent, especially in the southern parts of the country, as per WXCharts data. By Thursday, temperatures are set to climb even higher, signalling a robust comeback for the summer season.

As we head into Friday, millions will experience sweltering conditions as a wave of warmth spreads across the nation. Despite the incoming heat, the Met Office has indicated that temperatures should remain around the average for this time of year.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: "So far this summer it has been a little disappointing perhaps and if you are hoping for something a little warmer we do have some good news coming up, if you are hoping for something more settled that may not be the case."

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caption: UK weather maps show exact date four day 32C scorcher set to roast Brits next week -Credit:WXCHARTS

"Currently we have an active jet steam running across the UK in fact it is running at 185mph which is pretty strong, especially for the time of year. That is going to be driving various weather systems as we go through the rest of the week and with that we do have some cooler air around which is why temperatures are several degrees below average for the time of year."

Forecasters predict a possible increase in warmth during next week with the prospect of a Scandinavian high however, he was keen to clarify: "When I say temperatures are rising they are only really rising to around average for the time of year nonetheless temperatures in July are fairly high so it is going to feel warm and even hot at times in the sunshine."

Yet more rainfall looks set to hit the UK this weekend. As reported by the Met Office: "The weather will remain unsettled and rather cool across the weekend, although there is some sunshine on offer and when in it, temperatures will feel rather pleasant."