UK weekend weather forecast LIVE – Britain to bask in 27C scorcher tomorrow as temperatures to get even HOTTER next week

BRITAIN will bask in temperatures as high as 24C on Saturday, as the rain and thunderstorms make way for more summer weather this week.

Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds to 1-2 (from 6-4) on 30C or higher being recorded in the UK before the end of the weekend.

The firm is offering 4-5 that this month ends as the hottest June on record, while it is 4-6 that this summer is the hottest ever in the UK.

“It has been a sweltering week so far and things could still get hotter. We have slashed the odds on 30C or higher being recorded before the end of the weekend,” said Coral spokesman John Hill.

“This week could be a taste of what is to come over the next few months as our betting suggests we may be set for the hottest summer ever in the UK,” he added.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates...

  • The Sun

    TONIGHTS WEATHER FORECAST

    Tonight the weather is set to be miserable across the southeast of England and East Anglia with low cloud, mist and occassional rain.

    It will be cloudier in the northwest with some rain set to hit

    Elsewhere it will be cool and clear but there will be a few fog pathced setting in over the east Midlands.

  • The Sun

    LADIES DAY HIT WITH STORMS IN EPSOM

    The sun disappeared on Ladies Day
    Racegoers didn't let go of their brollies all day long
  • The Sun

    WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST FROM MET OFFICE

    Saturday:

    Rather cloudy in the west and north, with showers, some heavy by afternoon. Elsewhere warm sunny spells although low cloud across the southeast may take until afternoon to break.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Many places dry with sunny spells. A few showers are likely inland each day, perhaps becoming more widespread for a time on Monday. Low cloud and drizzle around some coasts.

  • The Sun

    HOTTEST JUNE ON RECORD FOR UK

    Leading bookmaker Coral makes it odds-on at 1-2 for this month to finish as the hottest June on record in the UK, despite thunderstorms and a drop in temperatures over the next few days.

    Coral is offering 5-4 that the UK has a hosepipe ban at any point this summer, while it is 4-7 to be the hottest summer since records began.

    “Thunderstorms are set to cool the country down over the next few days, however, the sizzling temperatures are likely to be back soon so we make it odds-on for June to finish as a record hot month,” said Coral’s John Hill.

    “With a glorious summer to look forward to, not only does the betting point to record high temperatures, we could even have a hosepipe ban this year,” added Hill.

  • The Sun

    THIS EVENINGS WEATHER FORECAST

  • The Sun

    UK WEATHER HAS BEEN BATTERED BY TORRENTIAL RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS

    The dire weather comes after a glorious three-day 29C heatwave with temperatures yesterday soaring to 28.3C on the hottest day of the year.

    Torrential rain has flooded roads in parts of the east and south-east of England.

    Crowds braved heavy rain to attend Ladies Day at Epsom Racecourse and day three at Lords for the cricket.

  • The Sun

    RAIN AFTER DAYS OF SUNSHINE

    The week of glorious sunshine has come to an abrupt halt today as the south of the country was treated by downpours.

    The Met Office predicts heavy rain for the parts of the east and southeast of England.

    Both Ladies Day at Epsom Racecourse and day three at Lords were washouts, with pictures showing dolled-up racegoers and suit-clad cricket fans clutching onto umbrellas as they made their way inside.

  • Hana Carter

    NOT SO BRIGHT(ON)

    Brighton beach looked a little different today compared to the rest of the weekCredit: The Sun
  • Hana Carter

    VET WARNS OF HEAT RISKS

    A TOP vet has issued a heatwave warning amid concerns pet owners don’t do enough to protect their four-legged friends from heatstroke, sunburn and even skin cancer.

    As Britain enjoys a Bank Holiday heatwave, fears are growing that our pets are suffering from excess exposure to sunshine, especially with many of us becoming first-time pet owners during lockdown.

    Aimee Labbate, veterinary surgeon at PocketVet, revealed her top tips to protect cats and dogs from serious problems during hot weather.

    Aimee said: “As a general rule of thumb, when temperatures exceed 19C, caution should be taken when exercising your dog. It is not just heatstroke that we need to worry about with pets, but also burnt pads and even sunburn, particularly in cats.

    “It is really important to remember that your pet’s skin can burn, just like ours. Please remember to keep them protected with an appropriate sun cream, particularly on noses and ears. 

    “Pets can get skin cancer if left to burn, unfortunately we see this fairly commonly in pets that aren’t protected, particularly cats. If you notice any changes in your pet’s behaviour, it is best to seek advice from a vet.”

  • Hana Carter

    HOSEPIPE BAN ON THE WAY? LATEST ODDS

    The odds of a hosepipe ban being implemented this month have been slashed by Ladbrokes.

    The bookies make it just 6/4 that the hot and dry weather sees a hosepipe ban issued anywhere in the UK during June 2021.

    And it’s also just a 13/8 shot that this month goes down in history as the hottest ever June on record.

    Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “With the heatwave set to stay for the foreseeable future it could be a case of when, not if, a hosepipe ban is implemented.”

  • Hana Carter

    TEMPERATURES 10C LOWER TODAY

    Today's dire weather comes after a glorious three-day 29C heatwave with temperatures yesterday soaring to 28.3C on the hottest day of the year.

    The Met Office has predicted heavy rain for the parts of the east and southeast of England.

    Temperatures are significantly lower today after three days where the record for the hottest temperature of 2021 in the UK was broken.

    The post-bank holiday heatwave saw Brits flock to beaches, parks and pub gardens around the country.

    After a balmy week, parts of the south West saw temperatures as low as 9C.

  • Hana Carter

    RULE OF THREE

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    HOT TOPIC

    You've got the sun cream, the swimwear, the packed lunch and a bag full of toys – but as soon as you're out the door to enjoy a day of sun, you realise you've forgotten the mesh covering for your pram.

    So what do you do? Either turn around or make do with draping a blanket over their buggy to try and keep them cool.

    Well now one expert has warned parents against the latter option – as sheltering them with a baby blanket can cause them to overheat in MINUTES.

    Posting on her Facebook page, childcare expert Sophie Campbell conducted an experiment using a doll toy to highlight how quickly buggies heat up underneath even the lightest blankets.

    More on the story here.

  • Hana Carter

    RAINY DAYS

    Members of a film crew get caught in the rain on West Boating Lake in Victoria Park, LondonCredit: LNP
    A mum pushes a pram on a rainy walk in LondonCredit: LNP
    Checking for rain at Epsom's Ladies' DayCredit: Paul Edwards / The Sun
  • Hana Carter

    GRAB YOUR BROLLIES!

  • Hana Carter

    WET WET WET

    Racegoer Emma Poole from East Sussex during day one of the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom RacecourseCredit: PA
    Pedestrians sheltering under an umbrella on Wimbledon CommonCredit: Alamy
    Members of the public are seen sheltering from the rain while using a pedal boat on the River Cherwell in central OxfordCredit: LNP

     

  • Hana Carter

    RAIN AFTER DAYS OF SUNSHINE

    The week of glorious sunshine has come to an abrupt halt today as the south of the country was treated by downpours.

    The Met Office predicts heavy rain for the parts of the east and southeast of England.

    Both Ladies Day at Epsom Racecourse and day three at Lords were washouts, with pictures showing dolled-up racegoers and suit-clad cricket fans clutching onto umbrellas as they made their way inside.

  • Hana Carter

    UV LEVELS HIGH

  • Hana Carter

    DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE: LADIES DAY AT EPSOM DERBY FESTIVAL

    Credit: i-Images
    Credit: i-Images

     

  • Hana Carter


    BBQ BURN SCAR WARNING

    A family has issued a heatwave warning after a 10-year-old boy suffered gruesome burns when he walked on sand scorched by a BBQ.

    Will Tyler had been enjoying a day out with his parents Toby, 51, Claire, 44, and sister Lily, 12, on Formby Beach, Merseyside, when the horror unfolded.

    The youngster was left screaming in agony after treading on the sand where a disposable BBQ had been smouldering for hours.

    Will was rushed to hospital with severe wounds on both feet and was even left wheelchair-bound during last June’s heatwave.

    He can now walk unaided after a eight night stint in hospital but still wears compression socks 23 hours a day to protect the scars as well as a splint at night. The brave schoolboy has now shared pictures of his horror injuries to warn others.

    Read more here.

  • Hana Carter

    HOTTEST JUNE ON RECORD FOR UK

    Leading bookmaker Coral makes it odds-on at 1-2 for this month to finish as the hottest June on record in the UK, despite thunderstorms and a drop in temperatures over the next few days.

    Coral is offering 5-4 that the UK has a hosepipe ban at any point this summer, while it is 4-7 to be the hottest summer since records began.

    "Thunderstorms are set to cool the country down over the next few days, however, the sizzling temperatures are likely to be back soon so we make it odds-on for June to finish as a record hot month," said Coral's John Hill.

    "With a glorious summer to look forward to, not only does the betting point to record high temperatures, we could even have a hosepipe ban this year," added Hill.

  • Hana Carter

    TODAY'S WEATHER – CLOUDY

  • Hana Carter

    SUNNY WEATHER EASING THE BLOW OF HOLIDAY DISAPPOINTMENT

    Today’s sunny spell means the country is enjoying warmer weather than holiday hotspots like Lisbon, Madeira and Tel Aviv.

    It’s good news for sun-seeking Brits who face a summer of uncertainty over jetting abroad.

    The government today unveiled its latest green-travel list of countries for quarantine-free trips – but no new destinations were added.

    Instead, seven more countries will be included on the red list, meaning Brits will be officially banned from going there from Monday.

    And holidaymakers who’ve snapped up getaways to Portugal – the only major destination on the green list – face fresh disappointment, with ministers revealing it’s being downgraded to amber.

  • Hana Carter

    HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOME COOL IN HOT WEATHER

    With temperatures of 27 degrees reported to be reached in the UK this week, temperature specialists Stelrad have put together some tips on how to keep your home as cool as possible:  

    Put a bowl of ice in front of a fan: Simply put a bowl bucket or even tupperware filled with ice water directly in front of a fan.

    As the ice melts the breeze from the fan will pick up the cool air coming from the ice’s surface.

    This will recreate a cool breeze, similar to an air conditioning unit. Alternatively, a wet flannel or small, damp towel placed over a fan works just as well.

    Keep curtains and windows closed during the day: On a gorgeous sunny day it’s natural to want to want to see the sun and have it shining in through your windows, but it will heat up your surroundings similar to a greenhouse!

  • Hana Carter

    DRY AND WARM FOR FRIDAY

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