UK weather forecast LIVE: Met Office confirm London will be HOTTER than Santorini in just days as 29C heat hits Brits

UK weather forecast LIVE: Met Office confirm London will be HOTTER than Santorini in just days as 29C heat hits Brits

LONDONERS look set to scorch in 29C heat in just days as temperatures will rocket making the capital hotter than Santorini, the Met Office say.

On Tuesday next week London will soar to 29C whilst Santorini in Greece will see highs of just 26C.

It comes as Brits could scorch in 35C temperatures in mid July as a 10-day heatwave is on the cards, forecasters suggested.

The Met Office has also confirmed that Londoners will see highs of 25C tomorrow as the warmer temperatures begin to set in.

Temperatures are expected to keep climbing to very hot conditions with a blistering hot weather heatwave is expected to hit in the coming weeks.

The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said he wouldn’t be surprised if we got 35C, but the Met Office believes the weather will be 30C.

Brian told The Sun: “At the moment long-range computer models are suggesting an increased likelihood of very warm conditions during the last third of July. 

“Temperatures in the UK reached 32.7C earlier this month and typically the hottest weather of the summer comes in July or August.  In recent years periods of extreme heat have become more common in the UK.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if temperatures climbed to 35C (91F). To put a little context on that, the hottest day in the entire decade of the 1980s was 34.4C.”

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  • Your eyes are more sensitive than your skin

    We know that we should protect our skin during sunny weather.

    The UV rays from the Sun can be very damaging to our skin, and if exposed for too long without protection, we could end up with severe problems including skin cancer.

    But our eyes are actually more than 10x more sensitive than our skin.

    So this Summer, be sure to invest in a good pair of sunglasses to prevent eye damage and at worst, blindness.

  • Just 9C in Edinburgh tonight

    Cloudy, damp conditions at first tonight then becoming dry with clear periods developing later in the night.

    A fresher night with northwesterly winds becoming lighter with minimum temperatures of 9 °C.

  • Bookies slash odds

    Brits are set to enjoy a four-week scorcher with highs of 35C sunshine.

    The soaring temperatures will make the UK hotter than Cancun, Mexico, which is set to reach 29C on Saturday.

    And bookies Coral has cut its odds to 5/4 on July being the UK’s hottest month ever.

    It would have to beat July 2006, which had a 24-hour average of 17.8C and hit a peak of 36.2C.

    The forecast also means families will be enjoying hot weather in time for the summer holidays.

  • ‘Temperatures are expected to be widely above average’

    Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Rebekah Sherwin, said; “The influence of the high pressure is likely to continue across southern areas into the second week of July and at times could be more widespread.

    “Temperatures are expected to be widely above average, especially across the south, with some areas seeing maxima in the high 20s, locally 30 Celsius by this weekend.

    “Beyond that, the forecast becomes more uncertain and, while it may well continue warm, the extent, magnitude and duration of these above-average temperatures are not clear at this stage and won’t be known until closer to the time.” 

  • Cardiff to see highs of 21C tomorrow

    A cloudy start for most, but skies will brighten with sunny spells widely developing through the day.

    Winds will be lighter, and it will feel warm with maximum temperatures of 21 °C.

  • London will become cloudy tonight

    A dry and largely clear evening.

    Becoming increasingly cloudy from the north after midnight, with the odd outbreak of light rain around dawn.

    Breezy for a time with minimum temperatures of 13 °C.

  • Today’s Manchester forecast

    The cloud from the morning will break up for the afternoon, which will be mainly dry with sunny spells.

    Feeling warm in the sunshine, but the wind also freshening for the afternoon with maximum temperatures of 20 °C.

  • Tips for staying cool in the heat

    With very hot temperatures expected, it’s important to know how to stay warm.

    Many of us enjoy and welcome the warm weather, but for others it can be overwhelming.

    Below are some tips from The Met Office for how to stay cool in the blistering heat.

    • If you live alone, ask a relative or friend to phone to check that you are not having difficulties during periods of extreme heat.
    • Stay cool indoors: Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.
    • If going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately. 
    • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol. 
    • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.
  • Mixture of cloud and sunshine today and tomorrow

    Today and tomorrow, there’s a mixture of cloud with just spells of sunshine – but later in the week that’s set to change for the better.

    The temperatures will only get hotter, with some patchy cloud lingering until Saturday – but Sunday will see a clear, sunny day with a high of 28C

    After some changeable weather in recent days, the Met Office says high pressure is now building across the southern half of the UK.

  • Thursday to Sunday London and South East England forecast

    After a cloudy start, perhaps with the odd spot of light rain, cloud will thin by late morning with long warm sunny spells developing with maximum temperatures of 25 °C.

    Variable cloud through Friday and Saturday though most parts dry and fine with lengthy clear or sunny spells.

    Temperatures above average, breezy at times near the Kent coast on Sunday.

  • What to expect this afternoon

    Brits in the south can expect a relatively windy and cloudy afternoon, with temperatures hitting 25C in some spots.

    The same can not be said for those in the north, as rain batters the region.

    As we approach the weekend, temperatures will continue to rise.

  • How to protect your skin in the summer sun

    While Brits love the summer sunshine, is it important to protect oneself from its damaging UV rays.

    As we move deeper into summer, UV will continue to rise, and can lead to skin damage and even cancer.

    Here is what the NHS recommends:

    • spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
    • make sure you never burn
    • cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses
    • take extra care with children
    • use at least factor 30 sunscreen
  • UV levels to skyrocket, Met Office reports

    As the temperatures rise this weekend, reaching the low thirties in some spots, UV levels will rocket also.

    According to the Met Office, Exeter will see the highest UV, with London also seeing high levels.

    UV rays can cause serious damage and in serious cases lead to cancer.

  • Top tips for Hay fever sufferers

    The pollen levels across the UK are very high at the moment.

    While this usually means the sun is out and the weather is warm, it can lead to some serious discomfort for Hay Fever sufferers, so here are some tips from the NHS to help.

    • put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
    • wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
    • shower and change your clothes after you have been outside to wash pollen off
    • stay indoors whenever possible
    • keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
    • vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
    • buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter
    • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have a high temperature or you do not feel well enough to do your normal activities
  • Wimbledon weather update

    As we reach the business end of the legendary tennis tournament, visitors and players alike can expect a warm but cloudy day.

    Temperatures will remain around 20C throughout play.

    It will be cloudy for much of the day, with the sun appearing towards the evening.

    AP Photo/Alberto PezzaliAP Photo/Alberto Pezzali

  • Pollen levels high in much of the UK

    It is peak pollen season in the UK, and thus many Brits will be hit with Hay Fever today.

    Pollen levels will be highest in the south, while lower in the north of Scotland, according to the BBC.

    This comes as temperatures are set to ROCKET, with 30C heat set to hit Brits this weekend.

  • End of July forecast

    This period sees a weak signal for more settled conditions to extend more widely across the whole country again, though periods of cloud and rain still likely to be most prevalent in the northwest.

    Temperatures widely above average initially, especially across the south, and potentially very warm or hot at times, most likely for England and Wales.

    Temperatures perhaps returning closer to normal later in the period, but still likely to be warm to very warm at times in the south.

  • In pictures: Brits hit the beaches in summer sun

    Yesterday brought with it glorious sunshine across much of the UK, and Brits made the most of it.

    From Blackpool to Brighton seaside towns were filled with Brits enjoying the summer weather.

    Things are set to heat up even more this weekend, as temperatures in some places hit 30C.

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  • This morning’s forecast: Cloudy and wet in places

    A clear start will turn to cloud for much of the south on Wednesday morning.

    Meanwhile, the northwest will be hit with rainy spells, while Scotland is bombarded with heavy rainfall.

    Temperatures will be in the high teens or low twenties for much of the UK.

    Rain will affect the northwest Wednesday morning, with some heavy bursts across northwest Scotland 🌧️

    After clear spells to start, cloud will build into the southeast though there will be sunny spells also 🌥️ pic.twitter.com/1I02EVVDab

    — Met Office (@metoffice) July 5, 2022

  • Tips for staying cool in the heat

    With very hot temperatures expected, it’s important to know how to stay warm.

    Many of us enjoy and welcome the warm weather, but for others it can be overwhelming.

    Below are some tips from The Met Office for how to stay cool in the blistering heat.

    • If you live alone, ask a relative or friend to phone to check that you are not having difficulties during periods of extreme heat.
    • Stay cool indoors: Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.
    • If going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately. 
    • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol. 
    • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.
  • Find out when the rain will in your area

    In the coming weeks, rain is unlikely to feature in many places throughout the UK.

    But as we all know, rain can be unpredictable.

    Though it’s expected to rain in certain places throughout the UK, it can come at any time so why not stay ahead of the rainfall so you don’t get caught out?

  • Stay ahead of the hay fever this Summer

    This year, more people have suffered from hay fever in the UK than ever before.

    The Met Office have created a tool giving people the control.

    If you are dealing with hay fever and it makes Summer unbearable for you, you needn’t worry as now you can find out the pollen forecast in areas around the UK.

  • Tips for staying cool in the heat

    With very hot temperatures expected, it’s important to know how to stay warm.

    Many of us enjoy and welcome the warm weather, but for others it can be overwhelming.

    Below are some tips from The Met Office for how to stay cool in the blistering heat.

    • If you live alone, ask a relative or friend to phone to check that you are not having difficulties during periods of extreme heat.
    • Stay cool indoors: Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.
    • If going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately. 
    • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol. 
    • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.
  • Climate change has already influenced our weather

    The changing climate means we’re more likely to experience extreme weather in certain areas.

    One of the areas likely to experience extreme weather is the UK.

    This means that when it’s cold, it will be even colder, and when it’s hot, will be even hotter.

    In a recent study, the Met Office found that the likelihood of extremely hot days in the UK has been increasing and will continue to do so during the course of the century, with the most extreme temperatures expected to be observed in the south east of England.

    So take care this Summer wearing breathable clothes, sunglasses and plenty of sun cream. Shade and water will also do you good!

  • What more can we expect from July?

    An expert has explained what weather we’re likely to experience this month.

    Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Rebekah Sherwin, said; “The influence of the high pressure is likely to continue across southern areas into the second week of July and at times could be more widespread.

    “Temperatures are expected to be widely above average, especially across the south, with some areas seeing maxima in the high 20s, locally 30 Celsius by this weekend.

    “Beyond that, the forecast becomes more uncertain and, while it may well continue warm, the extent, magnitude and duration of these above-average temperatures are not clear at this stage and won’t be known until closer to the time.”

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