Thermometers will spike over the next 48 hours, putting parts of the UK back on heatwave alert. The high pressure extending from the tropical Azores Islands will split to form a separate ‘antifreeze’ that will settle over Britain. This will draw warm air from the Continent in the coming days as the country prepares for another early summer.
Jim Dale, UK Weather Service meteorologist, said: “A high pressure peak is currently reaching from the Azores across the Atlantic and affecting UK weather.
“However, this high-pressure system is about to deviate and form a separate peak over the UK, and this will cause temperatures to rise again this week.
“Thursday could be the peak as we expect to see 29C in parts of the country before values return to near normal.”
Temperatures across the south of England will rise to 20 degrees Celsius today while parts of the north are cooler in the teenage years.
Weathertrending meteorologist John Hammond said: “On Tuesday there will be some showers, some very heavy, but most of us will stay dry through the middle of the week.
“Temperatures will increase and could reach mid-20s maybe as high as 20C.”
He warned that low pressure will develop over the weekend and erode the highlands and bring the risk of downpours.
“By the end of the week, it looks like low pressure will take over, and over the weekend there’s likely to be some rain, and some heavy rain and possibly thunder,” he said.
Attractive forecasts have once again prompted bookies to accept the odds of a summer heat wave.
This week’s Ladbrokes pitch 1-2 from June 4-6 in June goes into the record books as the hottest ever.
Spokesman Alex Apati said: “There’s a lot of room for last week’s high temperatures if the latest odds are anything to go by.”
Tomorrow will see peaks between 23°C and 27°C over most of the south as Scotland and the north also turn warmer.
Mercury will hit a scorching 29 degrees Celsius in parts of the country on Thursday as ground temperatures hit a sidewalk-melting 33 degrees Celsius.
The southern region will keep the heat until the end of the week, while the rest of the country cools down.
As swathes of England brace for the next bout of blue-skinned sunshine, showers threaten to depress spirits elsewhere.
The hot weather this week will be the result of a combination of strong June sunshine and warm air around the high pressure.
The ‘Azores Peak’ stretches from the south Atlantic Ocean through the Azores Islands, off the coast of Portugal.
Warm air from the Continent, still frying at record temperatures, will circulate around it before spilling over into Britain.
“There will be a steady rise in temperatures across parts of the UK over the next week,” said Netweather forecaster Jo Farrow.
“They will be back in the mid-20s for much of England and inland Wales with eastern Scotland feeling the heat as well.
“The high pressure in the Atlantic tries to exert enough influence over the UK to keep the nice, stable weather in place.
“The front bands will advance further into the northwest bringing more clouds and rain and keeping temperatures in the teens.”
Pollen levels will remain at ‘very high’ levels in parts of the country throughout the past week leaving hay fever sufferers miserable.
Max Wiseberg, airborne allergen expert and creator of HayMax allergen-proof moisturizers, says: “Wear your sunglasses around to help block pollen particles from getting in. contact with your eyes.
“Wear a hat, cap, or other head covering when outside to help prevent pollen particles from sticking to your hair.
“And if you have long hair, tie it up. If you want to avoid peak pollen times, avoid going out in the early morning and late afternoon.
“Hypoallergenic topicals can also be applied to the nostrils throughout the day.”