Temperatures start to rise as Brits brace themselves for ‘mini heatwave’

People will start hitting the beach this week as temperatures are set to rise (Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)

Temperatures in London and parts of the UK will reach almost 30°C this week as Brits prepare for a ‘mini heatwave’.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has already issued a yellow heat health warning for most of England.

This means the extreme heat which is expected could prove to be a problem for vulnerable adults.

With events like Glastonbury Festival starting this week, it is time to whip out the suncream for those who don’t want to be burnt to a crisp and put those sunhats on.

Overall this week people can expect temperatures to be on average between 22 and 24°C across all parts of the UK.

In central, eastern and western areas of England, temperatures will average around 25 to 27°C.

But for London and parts of the south east the mercury will rise to a whopping 28 and 29°C.

The hot weather is expected to start today and although it will be mainly cloudy sunnier conditions are expected midweek.

The weather was already lovely over the weekend (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

In terms of the heat health warning, this applies to all areas in England except the north east.

The warning is jointly issued with the Met Office and while the heat is ‘unlikely to impact most people’, vulnerable people and those with medical conditions will struggle.

Dan Rudman is a Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist and said: ‘Fine conditions will begin this week for much of the UK and this will be accompanied by a boost in temperatures with many places reaching the mid-20°Cs. 

‘Some central and southern areas are likely to see temperatures approaching the values needed for heatwave conditions.

‘Heatwave conditions need to remain in situ for three consecutive days, and by the beginning to middle of the week it is possible that some parts of the UK could be reaching heatwave thresholds.

‘However, whether or not everyone experiences heatwave thresholds, the majority of the UK will experience the highest temperatures so far this year.’

From Tuesday through to Thursday it is also becoming hot and humid with varying, often large, amounts of cloud, but also bright or sunny spells and conditions are expected to remain dry.

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