UK weekend weather forecast – Britain is hotter than rain-soaked IBIZA as heatwave returns TODAY with 26C scorcher

BRITAIN will bask in temperatures as high as 26C today, as the rain and thunderstorms make way for more summer weather this week.

The Met Office's Aidan McGivern said "many places will be fine with warm sunny spells for much of the time" – with parts of the UK set to be HOTTER than Spain.

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...

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: ADORABLE GIRL AND DOG ENJOY THEIR ICE CREAMS AT FESTIVAL IN BURLEY, NEW FOREST

    Lily Peden, 5, with Skylar, a 6-month-old working Cocker SpanielCredit: Solent
  • Joseph Gamp

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    THE SUN'S THREE DAY TEMPERATURE MAP

  • Joseph Gamp

    SUNSHINE FOR MUCH OF ENGLAND THIS AFTERNOON, SAYS MET OFFICE

    The Met office tweeted: "There's some warm #sunshine on offer across much of England this afternoon.

    "However, some sharp showers for Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland and cloudier for Wales and the southwest of England with some #rain arriving here."

  • Joseph Gamp

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    LADBROKES: LATEST ODDS ON SUMMER HOSEPIPE BAN

    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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE ISSUE 'MODERATE' POLLEN WARNING FOR THIS WEEKEND

    As temperatures rise once again, the Met Office has warned that pollen levels will start to rise too.

    The weather agency tweeted: "Grass #pollen season is getting going and pollen levels will be moderate for some through this weekend."

  • Joseph Gamp

    GROW FRUIT & VEG TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE, BRITS URGED

    People should grow fruit and veg as part of a war effort-style push to tackle climate change.

    Green tsar Nigel Topping wants families to channel their inner dig for victory spirit to save the planet.

    He says that action is needed as no one thinks the world has a hope of reaching goals that will restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees.

  • Joseph Gamp

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    GMB'S RANVIR SINGH TAKES A SWIPE AT LAURA TOBIN AS SHE SCOFFS ICE-CREAM AND MAKES A MESS DURING LIVE WEATHER REPORT

    GMB’s Ranvir Singh takes a swipe at Laura Tobin as she scoffs ice-cream and makes a mess during live weather report

     

  • Joseph Gamp

    LADBROKES: JUNE 5/4 TO BE THE HOTTEST ON RECORD

    The odds have been slashed on this month going down as the hottest June on record.

    Having been a 6/4 shot yesterday, the bookies have cut odds to just 5/4 on this being a record-breaking hot June, as temperatures continue to rise across the UK.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It's looking increasingly likely this goes down as a record-breaking hot June, if the latest odds are anything to go by."

  • Joseph Gamp

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    TEMPERATURES 10C LOWER YESTERDAY

    Yesterday’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 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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    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.”

  • The Sun

    BRITAIN TO BE HOTTER THAN IBIZA THIS WEEKEND

    UK weather – Britain to bask in 24C scorcher tomorrow as temperatures get even HOTTER next week

  • The Sun

    BRITIAN SET TO BE HOTTER THAN BARCELONA THIS WEEKEND

    Temperatures will be highest in East Anglia and London, reaching 26C on Saturday afternoon.

    Temperatures will reach a sizzling 26C after a Friday of heavy downpours.

    Sunseekers can enjoy temperatures in the mid to high 20s across the weekend – almost matching this week's record-breaking heatwave.

    Spanish hotspot Barcelona is only forecast to be 23C on Saturday and 24C on Sunday – great news for Brits facing a summer of uncertainty over jetting abroad.

  • The Sun

    BRITS URGED TO GROW FRUIT & VEG TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

    People should grow fruit and veg as part of a war effort-style push to tackle climate change.

    Green tsar Nigel Topping wants families to channel their inner dig for victory spirit to save the planet.

    He says that action is needed as no one thinks the world has a hope of reaching goals that will restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees.

  • The Sun

    SUNSHINE FOR SOME ON TODAY

  • The Sun

    UV LEVELS SET TO BE HIGH FOR THIS WEEKEND

    On saturday the Met Office predicts UV levels will be high in London and the south east.

    It will be very high in Southampton, Swindon and Cardiff whilst further south west UV levels will drop to moderate.

    On Sunday the majority of the country will be set for high UV levels.

  • The Sun

    LONG RANGE FORECAST FOR 9 JUNE – 18 JUNE

    Rather mixed conditions are expected at the start of the period, with a good deal of fine and dry weather around, although there could be heavy and possibly thundery winds towards the southeast of the country.

    Otherwise, temperatures will trend towards the warmer side of average.

    Towards the end of the period, a trend towards more settled and dry conditions overall, however this accompanied by a risk of some showers and prolonged spells of rain across the far north.

    Low cloud and sea fog are also likely to develop, throughout this period and affect northern and eastern coastlines.

    Temperatures are likely to remain average to warmer than average with an increased risk of hot conditions.

  • 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

    NOT SO BRIGHT(ON)

    Brighton beach looked a little different today compared to the rest of the week
  • The Sun

    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.”

  • The Sun

    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.”

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