UK weather forecast – ‘Tongue of fire’ to turn Britain hotter than HAWAII this weekend and 178-year 35.6C record may be broken




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BRITAIN will be hotter than HAWAII this weekend according to Met Office forecasters and the temperature could smash the previous June record of 35.6C.

A “tongue of fire” – the 1,500-mile wide heatwave scorching Europe – has already seen France endure its hottest day ever at 45.8C, as it inches closer to the UK.

The heat map shows the 'tongue of fire' from Europe's heatwave and how it is extending to Britain
The heat map shows the ‘tongue of fire’ from Europe’s heatwave and how it is extending to Britain

Met Office forecasters have said there is a 50 per cent chance of breaking this month’s 35.6C record – set on June 29, 1957, in London and on June 28, 1976 in Southampton.

It could be the hottest June day for 178 years, which is when the Met Office records began in 1841.

Hawaii is expected to reach 29C tomorrow as forecasters believe the East of England between London and Lincolnshire will comfortably go above 30C.

In Europe, three beach goers died this week on French shores when the swimmers reportedly collapsed after taking to the sea to try to cool down.

Glastonbury Festival-goers basked in the sunshine as temperatures pushed its past Friday record of 31.2C – which was set in 2017.

‘REMARKABLE HEAT’

Met Office forecaster Nicola Maxey said: “There’s a 50 per cent chance of Saturday seeing over the 35.6C June record, most likely between London and Lincolnshire.

“Even York could see 32C. Friday had Glastonbury close to its 31.2C record.

“There’s remarkable heat across many parts of Europe, with highs in the 40s and records being broken.

“Saturday in the UK will be hot and sunny with very high UV, so take precautions, drink plenty of water and stay in the shade if you can.

“It’s cooler on Sunday in Atlantic air, with 26C highs.”

This temperature map from the Met Office illustrates the parts of the UK that will see the mercury go above 30C on Saturday, June 29
This temperature map from the Met Office illustrates the parts of the UK that will see the mercury go above 30C on Saturday, June 29
Met Office
This heat map from WX Charts shows where temperatures will exceed 30C in the UK by how dark the red hue is for Saturday, June 29
This heat map from WX Charts shows where temperatures will exceed 30C in the UK by how dark the red hue is for Saturday, June 29
WX CHARTS
Forecasters have warned about the UV reaching a dangerous level for Saturday, June 29 as shown on this Met Office map
Forecasters have warned about the UV reaching a dangerous level for Saturday, June 29 as shown on this Met Office map
Met Office

Brian Gaze, the Weather Outlook forecaster, said: “A tongue of fire is extending from the continent to Britain, with highs up to 35C possible on ‘Scorching Saturday,’ after a ‘Frazzled Friday’ for many.”

It predicted to be a mad dash for the salty shores tomorrow as 150,000 beach visitors are expected at Brighton, with 75,000 in Bournemouth, 75,000 in Great Yarmouth and 50,000 in Blackpool.

Daytrippers have been warned of potential traffic jams on coastal routes, including the A23 to Brighton, A31 to Dorset, A30 to Cornwall and M55 to Blackpool.

This Met Office temperature map shows how the mercury will come back down to the mid to high 20s by Sunday, June 30
This Met Office temperature map shows how the mercury will come back down to the mid to high 20s by Sunday, June 30
Met Office
This WX Charts map for Sunday, June 30 shows how temperatures will cool a little bit after Saturday's scorcher
This WX Charts map for Sunday, June 30 shows how temperatures will cool a little bit after Saturday’s scorcher
WX Charts


RAC trends data predicts 30,000 UK breakdowns across all providers with call-outs doubling in tourist areas.

Brits are predicted to quench their thirst this weekend as 2.5million cans and bottles of beer, and 2million bottles of wine are expected to be bought from Tesco.

The supermarket’s weekend sales are also expected to total 500,000 packets of sausages, 250,000 tubs of ice cream and 200,000 ice lollies.

 Nicole is looking forward to spending the day in Bournemouth at the beach.
A woman spends her afternoon at a beach in Bournemouth
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A woman splashes in the water to keep herself cool while at the beach in Bournemouth
A woman splashes in the water to keep herself cool while at the beach in Bournemouth
Bournemouth News
Two women play in the water as the sun shines down in Bournemouth
Two women play in the water as the sun shines down in Bournemouth
Bournemouth News

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