UK weather forecast 8.30am – Britain hotter than HAWAII as Indian Summer brings 31C blast of September heat – LATEST

TEMPERATURES in the UK will soar to 31C today – even hotter than Hawaii.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “There’s been wall-to-wall sunshine.”

Yesterday was the hottest September day since 2016 when temperatures peaked at 29.6C.

The mercury will be highest in southern parts of the UK, but most of the country will see a spell of warmer weather over the next few days, the Met Office said.

The current warm spell will be the longest in September since 2016, when temperatures reached 34.3C at Gravesend on September 13.

And today will be even hotter, with 31C predicted for southern parts of England – while Hawaii will hit just 30C.

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  • MONDAY'S HOTTEST TEMPERATURE

    Charlwood in Surrey recorded a high of 29.6C on Monday making it warmer than many of Europe's top tourist destinations, the Met Office said this morning.

  • FROSTY FRIDAY FEARS

    The UK is poised to enjoy unseasonable hot weather throughout this week before the frost sets in at the weekend, says the Met Office.

    Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “High pressure in combination with warm, southerly winds will bring a spell of summery weather across parts of the UK early this week, with plenty of sunshine and higher than average temperatures for most.”

    However, cooler air is set to sweep in with cloudier skies bringing a frost to parts of the UK by the end of the week.

    Deputy Chief Met Meteorologist, Chris Tubbs added: “Thursday and Friday will be fine and dry for most as high pressure remains close to the UK. 

    “Whilst it’ll be cooler for northern areas with temperatures close to normal and the chance of frost in rural spots overnight, it’ll stay warm in southern and eastern parts of the UK with temperatures staying in the low to mid-20sC into the weekend.”

  • AUTUMN ON HOLD

    Forecasters say the traditional Autumn weather will be on hold for at least another week.

    The Met Office's long-range forecast predicts the “typical autumnal wet and windy weather” won't set in until the end of the month.

    Before that, it adds: “Dry and settled weather seems likely to continue through next week, bringing sunny spells.

    “Above average temperatures are likely for many locations and it could be very warm in the south.”

  • HOT WEATHER WARNING

    The hot weather comes as rules on socialising are tightened across England in a bid to halt the growing numbers of coronavirus cases.

    Since Monday, it has been illegal to meet in groups of more than six people with the threat of fines for anyone found flouting the law.

    The new rules apply both inside and outside, meaning that large groups in parks will be banned from meeting together in the heat.

    The September heat follows on from an August heatwave which saw temperatures top out at 34C for six days running last month.

  • 'DRY AND SUNNY'

    Most parts of the country “will be generally dry and sunny”, according to forecaster John Griffiths.

    He said that “much of England and Wales by the afternoon will be dry warm and sunny if not even locally very warm” and there is the potential for a top temperature of 30C in the south east of England.

    Mr Griffiths said:”Tuesday we're still looking at highs of 30 somewhere in the south east maybe even a spot of 31, but it will already be cooling off in some south western areas.

    He added: “Across Scotland it will actually be a warmer day for many on Tuesday.

    “There's going to be the potential for a few showers around in some western areas and one of two of them could be heavy and the odd rumble of thunder but they're going to be very isolated where they do occur. “

    There could be highs of 27 or 28 again on Wednesday, but as we head towards the end of the week the heat will begin to move away and temperatures will drop to the low 20s in the warmest parts, Mr Griffiths said.

    The meteorologist said: “It's not that unusual for this time of year, we quite often get warm spells of weather in September,” but these temperatures will still be some way off the highest September temperature ever recorded, which was 35.6C on September 2, 1906.

  • HOTTER THAN HAWAII!

    Temperatures will soar to 31C today in the UK while the mercury will reach 30C in Hawaii.

    Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “There’s been wall-to-wall sunshine.”

    Yesterday has been the hottest September day since 2016 when temperatures peaked at 29.6C.

    The mercury will be highest in southern parts of the UK, but most of the country will see a spell of warmer weather over the next few days, the Met Office said.

    The current warm spell will be the longest in September since 2016, when temperatures reached 34.3C at Gravesend on September 13.

    And today will be even hotter, with 31C predicted for southern parts of England.

    Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said high pressure combined with warm, southerly winds would bring a “spell of summery weather”.

    He said: “On Monday and Tuesday temperatures in Northern Ireland and Scotland will be in the high teens to low 20s but with cloudier skies at times, and the odd shower.

    Meanwhile England and Wales will be sunnier, especially today with temperatures widely above 25C.

    “It’ll turn hot in southern and eastern areas with temperatures reaching around 30C in a few spots, possibly 31C on Tuesday.”

  • HOTTEST SEPTEMBER DAY IN FOUR YEARS

    Today was the hottest September day in four years.

    Sunseekers cooled off earlier today in a 30C scorcher at beaches in Bournemouth and Southend.

    Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “There’s been wall-to-wall sunshine.”

    Today has been the hottest September day since 2016 when temperatures peaked at 29.6C.

  • 11PM TEMPERATURES

  • OVERNIGHT FORECAST

    According to the met office we’re in for a warm and most;y dry night.

    The Met Office’s website says for tonight: “Scattered showers may affect a few northern and western areas, but mostly dry elsewhere. Cloud will increase in many western areas, but staying clearer and cooler further east, with some rural fog likely. Otherwise quite a warm night.”

  • TOMORROW WILL BE ‘QUITE SUNNY AND HOT’

    We’re in for more warm weather and sunshine tomorrow, says The Met Office.

    According to their forecast for tomorrow, Tuesday will be “more cloud at times across northern, western and eventually central areas. A few showery outbreaks, perhaps heavy or thundery later, but warm. Further south and east, quite sunny and hot.

  • POSSIBLE HIGHS OF 28 ON WEDNESDAY

    There could be highs of 27 or 28 again on Wednesday, but as we head towards the end of the week the heat will begin to move away and temperatures will drop to the low 20s in the warmest parts, forecaster John Griffiths said.

    The meteorologist said: “It's not that unusual for this time of year, we quite often get warm spells of weather in September,” but these temperatures will still be some way off the highest September temperature ever recorded, which was 35.6C on September 2, 1906.

  • TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK

  • SCORCHER SET FOR TOMORROW

    Brits will bask in sunshine tomorrow as the mercury is set to soar yet again.

    The mercury will be highest in southern parts of the UK, but most of the country will see a spell of warmer weather over the next few days, the Met Office said.

  • TEMPERATURES SET TO HIT 30C IN SEPTEMBER HEAT

    The mercury will be highest in southern parts of the UK, but most of the country will see a spell of warmer weather over the next few days, the Met Office have said.

    Some north-western parts of the UK and north-west Scotland in particular could see some rain early on Monday, but “elsewhere it will be generally dry and sunny”, according to forecaster John Griffiths.

    He said that “much of England and Wales by the afternoon will be dry warm and sunny if not even locally very warm” and there is the potential for a top temperature of 30C in the south east of England.

    Mr Griffiths said:”Tuesday we're still looking at highs of 30 somewhere in the south east maybe even a spot of 31, but it will already be cooling off in some south western areas.

    He added: “Across Scotland it will actually be a warmer day for many on Tuesday.

    “There's going to be the potential for a few showers around in some western areas and one of two of them could be heavy and the odd rumble of thunder but they're going to be very isolated where they do occur. “

  • LONGEST WARM SPELL IN SEPTEMBER SINCE 2016

    The current warm spell will be the longest in September since 2016, when temperatures reached 34.3C at Gravesend on September 13.

    And Tuesday will be even hotter, with 31C predicted for southern parts of England.

    Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said high pressure combined with warm, southerly winds would bring a “spell of summery weather”.

  • SWIMMERS IN WARLEIGH WEIR RIVER NEAR BATH

  • WARM WEATHER AND SUNSHINE TO LAST ALL WEEK

    The Met Office says we are in for a warm and sunny week ahead.

    Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Frank Saunders, said: “High pressure in combination with warm, southerly winds will bring a spell of summery weather across parts of the UK early this week, with plenty of sunshine and higher than average temperatures for most.

    “On Monday and Tuesday temperatures in Northern Ireland and Scotland will be in the high-teens to low 20s Celsius but with cloudier skies at times, and the odd shower. Meanwhile England and Wales will be sunnier, especially today with temperatures widely above 25 Celsius.It’ll turn hot in southern and eastern areas with temperatures reaching around 30 Celsius in a few spots, possibly 31 Celsius on Tuesday.

    Frank continued: “On Wednesday a cold front will slowly sink southwards, bringing cloudier skies and temperatures closer to average for northern parts of the UK, but southern areas will still see plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the mid- possibly high-20s Celsius, which could meet heatwave criteria in a few locations.”

  • SHOCKING MOMENT MAN PEES ON PACKED BEACH DURING MINI HEATWAVE

  • ANOTHER SCORCHER TOMORROW

    Tuesday will be even hotter than Monday, with 31C predicted for southern parts of England.

    Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said high pressure combined with warm, southerly winds would bring a “spell of summery weather”.

    He said: “On Monday and Tuesday temperatures in Northern Ireland and Scotland will be in the high teens to low 20s but with cloudier skies at times, and the odd shower. Meanwhile England and Wales will be sunnier, especially today with temperatures widely above 25C.

    “It’ll turn hot in southern and eastern areas with temperatures reaching around 30C in a few spots, possibly 31C on Tuesday.”

  • BRITAIN IS HOTTER THAN HAWAII

    Britain is hotter than Hawaii today, with temperatures around 30C.

    Families flocked to beaches and parks this afternoon to make the most of the soaring mercury in what is likely to be the last gasp of summer.

    Here is a map showing the 1,500 mile-wide 'Saharan spurt' of hot air that is bringing warm temperatures in the UK.

  • GROUPS OF MORE THAN SIX PEOPLE GATHER

    Groups of more than six people have been spotted today as people went out to enjoy the sunny weather – which is against the new rule of six introduced to curb the spread of Covid-19.

    Bournemouth Beach:

    Edinburgh, Scotland:

  • WEATHER FORECAST FOR TUESDAY

    The Met Office's weather forecast for Tuesday says: “Cloudy with outbreaks of rain in far north.

    “Very warm across central and southern areas, and hot in the southeast, though cloudier than Monday.

    “Perhaps a few thundery showers later.”

  • PICNIC AT THE PARK

    Many people are spending time outdoors today to enjoy the sunny and warm weather.

    However, new restrictions were introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus and it is illegal to meet more than six people at a time.

  • BUSY BEACH

    Bournemouth beach in Dorset looked busy today as people headed to the sea to enjoy the sunny weather.

  • TONIGHT'S WEATHER FORECAST

    The Met Office's weather forecast for tonight says: “A dry and sultry night across central and southern areas.

    “Cloudier in the north, with cloud increasing in the west later giving a risk of a few showers.”

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