UK weather: Full list of towns set to scorch in 27C heatwave in coming days

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UK regions could experience temperatures as high as 27C in the coming days, with new weather maps indicating a looming heatwave.

Met Office maps reveal that by Tuesday June 25, the mercury is set to rise into the mid-20s in various southern cities, signalling the start of Britain's summer.

Cities such as Basingstoke, Guilford, Crawley, Newbury, Tenterden, Brighton, Chichester and Chelmsford are predicted to reach highs of 25C, according to the latest Met Office forecast.

The forecast shows temperatures peaking around 4pm, with London expected to experience the country's highest temperature of 27C.

This comes as nearly all of England has been put on alert for the anticipated rise in temperatures over the next few days, reports the Express.

An Iberian plume from Europe is predicted to push the mercury into the mid-to-high 20C range, say forecasters.

Each summer, the Met Office and the UK Health Standards Agency issue alerts to highlight potential impacts of the weather on the healthcare sector, including care homes and risks to individuals aged 65 and over.

Those with health conditions that can be worsened by heat are also included in these warnings.

Yellow alerts, indicating potential and probable impacts, are currently in effect from Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 28.

These may be subject to change and could potentially be shortened due to the risk of thunderstorms, warns the forecaster.

GFS weather maps for the following week suggest that temperatures could peak at 29C in Greater London by midday on Wednesday.

"There is potential for significant impacts to be observed across the health and social care sector due to the high temperatures, including: observed increase in mortality across the population likely, particularly in the 65 plus age group or those with health conditions," the alert reads.

"But impacts may also be seen in younger age groups with increased demand for remote health care services likely. Internal temperatures in care settings (hospitals and care homes) may also exceed recommended threshold for clinical risk assessment."

The alert also highlights a risk to vulnerable individuals living independently and in care settings. The regions covered by this hot weather response include:

  • North West

  • Yorkshire and The Humber

  • East Midlands

  • West Midlands

  • East of England

  • London

  • South East

  • South West

Despite the north east being included in the alert, it's been placed in the green category rather than the yellow. This indicates lesser impacts are expected.

The statement says: "Minor impacts are possible across the health and social care sector, including: increased use of health care services by the vulnerable population; increase in risk of mortality amongst vulnerable individuals and increased potential for indoor environments to become very warm. But not expected."

In terms of what to expect, the Met Office says there will be a "warming trend" emerging with humid air extending from the south by next Monday.

Full list of hottest towns and cities.

Where will reach 25C highs:

Basingstoke.

Guilford.

Crawley.

Newbury.

Tenterden.

Brighton.

Chichester.

Chelmsford.

London is set to experience a scorching high of 27C.