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Britons are being braced for a potential heatwave as temperatures of 27C could hit the country over the coming days thanks to an Iberian plume.
New weather maps reveal the potential for hotter conditions heading up from the south, as the weather already hots up throughout the week.
According to forecasts, highs of 23C are expected in the coming week, but temperatures are now expected to significantly rise from June 15, with 24C predicted in London, rising to 27C on June 16.
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The Met Office said there is a clear east-west split with cloud cover impacting temperatures today (June 3) across some parts of Britain.
Parts of Wales, near the town of Porthmadog, Gwynedd, have seen the mercury go up to 24.2C, but due to the presence of clouds, the weather feels much colder in eastern parts of the country, with 10.3C recorded in North Yorkshire.
Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: "Out towards the west, just like recent days, feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine. But do watch out. The sun is quite strong.
"It's probably the strongest this gets really across the UK, could even see very high levels of UV in the south. So if you are out and about, planning a trip to the beach, do take some sensible precautions and slap on the sun cream."
The Met Office also warned those who suffer from hayfever that grass pollen levels are on the increase as more plants come into flower, particulary in the south.
In the north, grass pollen levels are lower but they are still expected to be moderate, so anyone with hayfever are being advised to take extra precautions.
The Met Office's long-range weather forecast from June 6 to June 15 says the UK is likely to see a continuation of the recent dry weather.
It said: "Eastern and northern areas are likely to see more cloud than the west, especially in coastal areas exposed to onshore winds.
"It will likely feel warm to rather warm across western areas, though cooler in the east when under cloud.
"There is a chance of isolated showers, mostly over high ground, in the early part of the period, with a small, but increasing, risk of rain or showers, perhaps thundery, over parts of southern and south-eastern England and Wales as the period progresses.
"Winds are likely to be light for most, though stronger in the south of England, and in coastal areas near the English Channel."
Towards the end of June, the weather may be more unsettled, with a risk of thundery showers or rain in southern areas, with drier conditions in the north, forecasters added.
In the immediate future, today should see more warm weather, although early mist and cloud in the north, including Scotland, will keep temperatures cooler for some.
But from Sunday (June 4) to Tuesday (June 6), high pressure across Britain will see temperatures continue to rise, albeit with a chance of breezes.
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