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UK weather forecast: Temperatures rocket to 32C before harsh frost begins THIS WEEKEND

Britain will be swept by a plume of high pressure bringing the hot Indian Summer conditions. Temperatures are set to reach the high 20s and even 32C in some areas of the UK.

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 20sC but with cloudier skies at times, and the odd shower.

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

Monday recorded the hottest September day since 2016 when temperatures soared.

The highest September temperature reached 35.6C in 1906 in Bawtry, South Yorkshire.

Temperatures yesterday peaked at 34.3C in Gravesend, Kent.

Today will be just as hot with 32C predicted to hit southern parts of England.

Jo Farrow, Netweather forecaster, said: “Another very warm and fine day for most of the UK.

“The rain will be over the far north of Scotland with medium cloud draped over all but eastern England.”

She added: “Temperatures could reach 32C, it will depend on the cloud with will become patchy and break.

“There will be a few showers for northern Britain by Tuesday evening although most places stay dry and more cloud about, especially near the North Sea.”

The Met Office has issued a level 2 heat alert until 9am on Wednesday for parts of England.

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The warning read: “The concurrent risks associated with COVID-19 are likely to increase the health impacts of high temperatures.

“A short period of unseasonably warm temperatures is expected, with temperatures approaching, and potentially exceeding thresholds in isolated spots.

“Hottest temperatures are expected Tuesday. Turning less warm through Wednesday.”

Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, Consultant in Public Health at Public Health England, told the Met Office how to stay safe during Tuesday’s heatwave.

He said: “People recovering from COVID-19 at home, older people and people with underlying health conditions will be more vulnerable during this hot spell.

“If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support.

“The most important advice is to ensure they stay hydrated, keep cool and take steps to prevent their homes from overheating.

“Follow guidance on COVID-19 at all times and when using public cool spaces including shaded outdoor spaces, do so considerately.”

Cooler air is set to sweep in with cloudier skies bringing a frost to parts of the UK.

Deputy Chief Met Office Meteorologist, Chris Tubbs, said: “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.”

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