UK weather latest: June set to be hottest in four decades with temperatures above 30C

Warm weather comes from high pressure dragging air from the Mediterranean across the UK

UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast

The UK is set to face a mini-heatwave with temperatures predicted to soar above 30C in what would be the hottest June in four decades.

Temperatures in some parts of the UK are expected to reach 27C this weekend and could surpass 30C by the middle of next week.

The average temperature between 1 and 14 June was 14.7C, while the warmest June since 1976 was 15C over the whole month.

The rising temperatures in the final weeks of June are likely to result in the record being broken.

Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond told the Mirror: “It’s warming up from the weekend and for next week as high pressure drags up warmer air from the continent.

“Sunday could see 26C and from Wednesday looks like the low 30s in the south, with sunny and warm weather lasting until at least the end of next week.”

The warm weather comes from high pressure dragging air from the Mediterranean across the UK.

The heat may spark isolated thunderstorms, especially over higher ground.

It will be generally cloudier for Scotland, with some patchy rain for northern coasts but most areas will see plenty of sunny and warm weather.

Additional reporting by agencies

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