UK weather – Britain to enjoy hottest day of the year this week with 30C scorcher as UK just keeps getting HOTTER

BRITAIN is set to bask in soaring temperatures this week with the heat set to rise, with the possibility of record highs of 30C.

The mercury is set to soar even more throughout the week, with Friday set to hit 27C and it could get hotter later on with chances of a new warmest day of the year.

The weather outlook have said that there are signs of cooler air returning but it could be warmer before that.

They said: "There is a realistic possibility of 30C being reached in the UK for this first time this year before temperatures dip."

The UK was hotter than the Balearics today as the mercury soared to 24C.

The warmest day of the year so far was June 2nd when 28.3C was reached at Northolt in London, but this record may be beat come the end of the week.

The mercury could reach 27C in Kent on Friday.

However, the Met Office have release a yellow warning for thunderstorms which are set to hit Hull on Monday.

After a weekend of balmy sunshine, some may now need a brolly despite the high temperatures continuing today. 

In typical fashion Brits were out soaking up today's rays on the beaches – while Ibiza just scrapes 22C.

It's welcome news to those whose holiday plans were scuppered due to the latest green-list announcement – but as it finally starts to feel like summer, some parts of the country will be struck by sudden hail showers.

The South East of England, the Midlands, and South Wales are bracing for stormy weather after an unsettled night.

The East is expected to bear the brunt of the heavy and thundery conditions, with sharp and sudden downpours this afternoon – but will still see some of the highest temperatures.

Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell said: "Those showers could be quite heavy and intense, and thundery in some areas.

"However other parts of the country will see a relatively nice day."

Into the evening, the downpours slowly die away and instead are swapped for some late sunshine.

The warm weather is predicted to persist over the next few days, with some forecasters suggesting Friday could mark the hottest day of the year.

A spokesperson for the Met Office told the Sun Online: "Temperatures are going to stay warm, locally very warm, throughout this week and into the next.

"A good deal of fine and dry weather across much of the UK for the end of June, although there could be a few showers in places and perhaps some rain in the far north at times."

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