UK to be battered by ‘pulse of heat’ for 24 hours as temperatures explode to 28C

Britain is set to be battered by a "pulse of heat" for 24 hours as temperatures are set to explode to 28C later this week.

Temperatures in some areas are expected to climb to 28C on Thursday (August 10), while one meteorologist even predicts potential highs of 30C.

Jim Dale told the Daily Express that the hottest temperatures will be along an arc running down from Humberside to Lincolnshire, East Anglia and down to the southeast.

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He even went as far as to predict that a "few spots" will reach 28C and possibly even 30C.

He said: "If we get there, it'll probably be only one place but that will be right at the top of it but generally 26, 27, 28 is the mark for the peak."

The hot weather mid-week is down to high pressure building up over central Europe and the Mediterranean, which begins to extend towards the UK.

The Met Office states on its website: "Low cloud, drizzle and fog patches, mainly in the west on Thursday. Otherwise some very warm sunshine. Turning cooler and more unsettled from Friday with heavy thundery showers possible Saturday."

This will follow a chilly Tuesday night (August 8) and Wednesday morning (August 9), with the heat expected to rise significantly.

The Met Office predicts Wednesday will see "pleasant" weather around most of the country with "mostly dry and sunny spells".

WXCharts weather maps show temperatures as high as 23C during Wednesday daytime and early evening in the Midlands, Wales and southern England.

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