UK weather forecast today — How long will the heatwave last as Met Office says Brits will bask in 30C sunshine this week | The Sun

THE Met Office has confirmed a large portion of England will be hit by a roasting heatwave this week, with temperatures expected to exceed 30C in some areas.

After one of the coldest summers on record, temperatures are set to rise this week, with the Met Office predicting highs of 32c in the southeast.

The UK Health Security Agency has issued a Yellow Heat Health Alert as temperatures rise across the country.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Mark Sidaway said: "While the highest temperatures are expected in the south, heatwave conditions are likely across much of England and Wales especially, with parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland also likely to see some unseasonably high temperatures.”

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  • By Henry Moore

    Weather update for the end of the week

    The Met Office has given its forecast for England on Wednesday to Friday.

    Tempretures are expected to soar in the south of England, but rain could hit northern regions.

    The Met Office said: "Mostly dry with very warm or hot sunshine.

    "However, patches of low cloud and fog overnight. Some drizzle in the far north, and showers possible later, mainly in the west."

  • By Henry Moore

    Drop the duvet as tempretures soar

    While its always a nice feeling to snuggle your duvet, it needs to be dumped during the heatwave.

    Thin cotton sheets will absorb sweat and are more comfortable than duvets.

    Your body temperature will begin falling during the night and you will hopefully wake up feeling more refreshed.

  • By Henry Moore

    How much water should you drink during a heatwave?

    It goes without saying that drinking water will help you to function properly in the heat.

    Cool down from the inside out by staying hydrated with plenty of liquids.

    It is recommended to drink between 1.5 and 2 litres per day. Don't forget your body will lose more water through sweat in summer.

  • By Henry Moore

    'Wall-to-wall sunshine'

    Met Office expert Amy Bokota said: "Most places are going to see wall-to-wall sunshine by the middle of the week, which is something we haven't seen for much of the summer.

    "It's going to feel warmer than we would expect for the start of autumn, particularly in London and the South East.

    "But it will also feel humid and muggy in some areas, with temperatures in parts of the country staying above 20C overnight, making for uncomfortable sleeping conditions."

  • By Henry Moore

    Shoppers rush to Sainsbury’s to snap up bargain buy ready for the heatwave & it’s been slashed to just £1.50

    While many of us thought summer was over, the unpredictable British weather has surprised us once again, with another wave of sunshine sweeping across the UK.

    So, if you're looking for cheap and cheerful ways to stay cool, then look no further than Sainsbury's.

    The popular high-street supermarket is flogging a £16 bargain buy that's been slashed to just £1.50 in the sale – and it's sure to keep kids entertained for hours.



    Shoppers run to Sainsbury’s to nab a £1.50 bargain buy ready for the heatwave

  • By Henry Moore

    Tuesday's Manchester forecast

    While it won't hit the highs many in the south are experiencing, you can still expect a hot day in Manchester tomorrow.

    The Met Office reports: "Low cloud and fog patches soon clearing through the morning to allow for another dry day with warm or very warm sunshine.

    "Turning breezier later. Maximum temperature 27c."

  • By Henry Moore

    Experts warn against alcohol during heatwaves

    This seems like one many will ignore with beer gardens packed to the rafters.

    However, forecasters do advise against drinking alcohol in the intense heat because it causes dehydration.

    Teas and coffees are also discouraged as they can act as diuretics.

  • By Henry Moore

    Tomorrow's London forecast

    It's going to get even hotter in the capital tomorrow, with highs of 30c.

    The Met Office said: "Any mist and fog will soon clear leading to another dry day with long spells of sunshine.

    "Very warm inland but feeling cooler along the coast under a gentle breeze. Maximum temperature 30c."

  • By Henry Moore

    In pictures: Brits take to parks and beaches as temperatures rise

    Brits are enjoying the sunshine, with temperatures set to rise this week.

    After a cold summer, the south of England is expecting highs of 30c later this week, the Met Office reports.

  • By Henry Moore

    The 8 things parents should NEVER do in a heatwave

    It's set to heat up in the UK this, with temperatures hitting 30c in some places.

    With that in mind,it's important that we take care of the most vulnerable during this time.

    Medical chiefs have said that young children, those with underlying health conditions and the elderly are more likely to experience adverse health effects.

    This is due to the fact that hot weather increases the risk of heat exhaustion and heatstroke in little ones.

    While you might think you know it all when it comes to keeping your kids safe in the heat – there are some things experts have warned you should never do.



    The 8 things parents should NEVER do in the heatwave

  • By Henry Moore

    Is it safe to sleep with a fan on?

    Sleeping with a fan on may present a number of disadvantages to those with allergies, asthma and hay fever.

    According to The Sleep Advisors, while a fan does circulate air to make your room cooler, it can also circulate pollen and dust.

    The sleep experts said: "Take a close look at your fan.

    ''If it’s been collecting dust on the blades, those particles are flying through the air every time you turn it on.''

    If you're prone to allergies, it could be worth trying other options like a cool flannel in a bowl of water near your bed or keeping the blinds or curtains shut to keep the room cool.

    Leaving a fan running all night can also cause a stiff neck, sore muscles and dry out your skin, as well as your nasal passages.

  • By Henry Moore

    Office rights explained: What temperature is too hot to work in?

    Temperatures are rising and most of us will be sweltering in an office with little air conditioning.

    The Met Office has predicted temperatures could hit 30C this week across some parts of the UK.

    But if you do have to head to work, we explain what rights you have when it's too hot in the office.



    Office rights explained: What temperature is too hot to work in?

  • By Henry Moore

    How long will the heatwave last?

    The Met Office has said high temperatures are unlikely to last longer than a week.

    Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Mark Sidaway said: “A cold front will begin to influence things from the northwest ahead of the weekend, bringing temperatures down and an increasing chance of rain for those in the west of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    “There’s still a large degree of uncertainty on the exact timing of this front, and there’s a chance that those further south in the UK could keep some higher than average temperatures through much of the weekend, perhaps even into the start of next week, though even this will be a step down from the peak that we’ll see in mid-week.”

  • By Henry Moore

    What is the weather like in London today?

    It's a warm day in the capital today, with temperatures reaching up to 29c.

    The Met Office's forecast said: "Any early mist and fog will quickly clear to leave a dry day with large amounts of sunshine, hazy at times under thin high cloud.

    "Warmer than Sunday, though feeling cooler along the coast under a gentle breeze. Maximum temperature 29c."

  • By Henry Moore

    What has the Met Office said?

    Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Mark Sidaway said: “High pressure is situated to the southeast of the UK, which is bringing more settled conditions with temperatures on the rise through the first half of this week.

    "While the highest temperatures are expected in the south, heatwave conditions are likely across much of England and Wales especially, with parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland also likely to see some unseasonably high temperatures.

    “An active tropical cyclone season in the North Atlantic is helping to amplify the pattern across the North Atlantic, and has pushed the jet stream well to the north of the UK, allowing some very warm air to be drawn north.

    "It’s a marked contrast to the much of meteorological summer, when the UK was on the northern side of the jet stream with cooler air and more unsettled weather.”

  • By Henry Moore

    In pictures: Brits bask in sunshine as summer returns

    Brits are already enjoying the sunshine this week, with temperatures set to hit 30c in the south of England.

    The Met Office has warned of heatwave conditions being met across much of Britain this week.

  • By Henry Moore

    Met Office declares heatwave as temperatures to hit 30c

    Official criteria has been met for heatwave conditions in much of the south of England, the Met Office confirms.

    After a chilly summer, temperatures could hit 32c in small parts of the southeast, the Met Office reports.

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