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BBC weather forecast: UK set for 10 DAY HEATWAVE as temperatures soar | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

BBC weather forecast: UK set for 10 DAY HEATWAVE as temperatures soar | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV

Temperatures are set to surge across the UK this weekend and through to next week, metrologist Carol Kirkwood told BBC Breakfast viewers.

“As we head through the weekend the temperatures will continue to rise and there will be quite a bit of dry weather around, but next week we still think somewhere in the south east will hit 30 degrees Celsius,” Carol said.

For the next ten days there will be little or no sign of rain as summer conditions finally return following an inconsistent weather pattern.

Wednesday started off rather muggy, but once the cloud broke through it was quite humid during the day and the highest values were 26 degrees Celsius in London.

Today the humidity will ease away as a weather front pushed through overnight, leaving fresher air to descend across the country.

There is also going to be a lot of dry weather in the forecast, but there will be a scattering of showers across the Northern Isles.

Wind will increase from the north west and top temperatures are likely to peak into the low or mid-teens in the north and high teens further south.

It is the summer solstice today meaning some Britons could actually see nearly 19 hours of daylight.

The areas most likely to have the most sunlight include Lerwick, Belfast, York, Aberystwyth, Dover and Penzance.

It will be mainly dry for most of the UK tonight, with some cloudiness for western Scotland, but overall a cool night.

Much like today Friday will start of dry with a few sunny spells, however, the winds will be noticeably lighter.

With more sunshine coming through as the day progresses the temperatures will gradually start to pick up.

It will be warmest in London at 22 degrees Celsius and closely followed by Cardiff with 20 degrees, elsewhere in the high teens.

This weekend is set to be largely dry with some sunshine and warm conditions, hottest weather in Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London.

But next weekend will be warmer as temperatures reach sweltering highs and some areas could top 30 degrees Celsius.

With forecasters predicting the heatwave to last at least a ten days, the bookies have slashed the odds for the all-time UK high weather record of 38.5 Celsius is broken this year from 12/1 to just 3/1.

It’s also now odds-on at 4/6 this month chalks up the accolade of being the hottest ever June in history.

Ladbrokes spokeswoman Jessica Bridge said: “The gorgeous sunshine is showing no signs of going anywhere for a while.

“We’ve been well overdue a long, hot summer in the UK, and the odds firmly suggest that 2018 could break quite a few weather records for its sizzling temperatures.”

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays on BBC One at 6am.

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