Azores plume heading for UK with ‘4-day heatwave and 30C’ sizzling temperatures

Britain could be in the grasp of a 30C heatwave during the rest of the week as temperatures continue to blast the UK, with many asking whether this month could turn into the hottest June ever recorded.

And part of the reason for the tan-topping weather could strangely be down to a group of Islands over 900 miles west from the European mainland.

According to the Met Office, high pressure from the Portuguese-owned Azores could bring the 30C heatwave to the UK over the rest of the week and through the weekend.

In the Met Office blog, it read: "High-pressure from the Azores will extend across the bulk of the country this week bringing predominantly settled weather and allowing temperatures to slowly rise.

"Currently the jet stream lies to the north of the UK and this allows high-pressure to develop and warm air from lower latitudes to push up across the country.

"Temperatures, particularly in the south, are likely to reach the mid, to possibly high 20s of Celsius over the next few days and into the weekend. Some areas may reach heatwave criteria."

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According to website Weather Trending sun-worshippers may have to wait until Friday for the mercury to smash through the magic 30C mark.

Expert John Hammond, told The Sun: "It's certainly going to be the hottest spell of the year so far, specifically across the more southern and eastern parts of the UK.

"So while temperatures will reach the mid to high 20s quite widely by then, the cloud might prevent 30C from being reached until Friday afternoon or, more likely, the weekend.

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"However through Saturday and Sunday, as high pressure builds across the country, 30 degrees or more is quite possible."

On Wednesday much of the UK will continue to see glorious weather with trips to parks and the beaches firmly on the schedule.

The south east and the east of England will see the best of the weather with temps in the mid to high-20s but everywhere should see sunshine for much of the day.

The Met Office added "Most of England and Wales will start Wednesday morning bright or sunny. However, western areas will be cloudier than on Tuesday with patchy rain and drizzle and some coastal mist and fog.

"Many areas will see fine and #warm weather, especially in the east.

"Cloudier in the north and west with low cloud giving drizzly rain at times and a risk of mist and fog in some coastal areas. A few heavier bursts of rain in western Scotland."

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