Weather maps turn bright yellow as UK to be hit with 72-hour heat bomb

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Brits could be hit with a sizzling 72-hour heat bomb as temperatures are set to soar up to 24C, according to the latest hot weather maps. NetWeather is predicting that Brits will bask in high temperatures from June 3-6, with plenty of sunshine expected to accompany the warmth.

On June 3, the mercury is set to peak in central Scotland (Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William) at a scorching 24C. Meanwhile, both north and south Scotland along with Northern Ireland will enjoy balmy conditions ranging between 18C and 22C. For those in Wales and along England's west coast, expect a more moderate climate with temperatures hovering between 16C and 19C, while the rest of England will experience a cooler 15C.

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As we head into June 5, parts of England (Hull, Sheffield, York) will be basking in the highest temperatures, with the thermometer potentially hitting 23C. The Midlands, Wales, the south of England, and Northern Ireland will see temperatures sitting comfortably between 19C and 22C, reports the Express. The north of England and south Scotland can anticipate a pleasant 18C, whereas the north of Scotland will have a cooler range of 11C to 15C.

June 6 promises to bring the heat down to the south of England (Brighton, London, Canterbury), where temperatures could reach a sizzling 24C. The southeast of England and East Anglia are not far behind, with an expected 20C to 22C. Wales and the north of England will likely experience around 18C, while south Scotland and Northern Ireland can expect around 15C. The north of Scotland, on the other hand, will see temperatures between 11C and 14C.

The Met Office has commented on the upcoming period, stating: "Fair weather is likely to continue. The south of the UK will probably be drier, with focus for showers or rainfall tending to be across the north. Temperatures will probably be around normal or a little above for the time of year."