Bristol is basking in a heatwave this weekend.
Today (June 29, 2019) is set to be the hottest day of thee month.
The Met Office says London could be hotter than the Caribbean and Hawaii, possibly breaking June’s 35.6C UK record, set on June 29, 1957, in London.
If it breaks the record, it could be the hottest June day for 178 years.
Hot and sunny weather is expected to peak across central, east and south-east part of England.
The far west and northwestern part of the UK will see a cooler and breezy weather as temperature stays around 22C on average.
Over in Pilton, Glastonbury Festival-goers are warned to wear sunscreen, seek shade, wear a hat, drink water as the festival soared to a sizzling 30C.
But outbreaks of rain and the risk of a few thunderstorms could take place across eastern Scotland and northeastern England later.
On Sunday, temperatures will drop to a cool and pleasant 24C with scattered showers developing in the north and the far west part of the UK.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin told the Mirror: “The vast majority of the UK will stay dry with sunny spells but the temperatures will be a talking point.
“Eastern Scotland will see a big jump in temperatures into the mid even high 20s across parts of Aberdeen.”
The rising heat is in part due to warm air originating from northern Africa that has brought a scorching heatwave to a large swathe of Europe.
(Image: Manchester Evening News)
France recorded its all-time hottest temperature, a sweltering 44.3C on Friday as ‘a tongue of fire’ inches closer to the UK.
Officials in Paris have installed hundreds of extra water fountains in a bid to prevent a repeat of 2003 tragedy which resulted in hundreds of casualties.
Meanwhile, massive forest fire is spreading through Catalonia, northern Spain, after manure self-ignited and triggered a 10,000-acre wildfire.
Hundreds of firefighters attempted to control the conflagration as helicopters dumped water on the fires which raged some 80km (50 miles) inland from the coastal town of Tarragona.
Regional forecast for South West England
Most places to the south and east of Dartmoor will be hot and sunny again today. However, it will be generally less warm and also cloudier across parts of Cornwall, north Devon and north Somerset. Maximum Temperature 31 °C.
A dry night to come with some clear spells. Gradually turning a little fresher and less humid as the night progresses. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.
Generally more cloud around compared to of late, though there will still be some spells of strong sunshine. Cooler, but still feeling pleasant in any sunshine. Maximum Temperature 23 °C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
Breezy on Monday with sunny spells and perhaps a few showers. Tuesday and Wednesday look largely fine with plenty of sunny spells. Temperatures around average for the time of year.