Friday, 26 May 2017

UK weather: Britain roasts in soaring temperatures up to 30C in what could be hottest day of the year

Brits will continue to bask in the warmest temperatures since September as forecasters predict today could be the hottest day of the year so far.

The mercury is set to hit the "low 30s" as a tropical blast moves in on Friday and Saturday leaving a "chance" of smashing the 32.8C May temperature record from 1922.

Northern England and Scotland are both due 28C which means parts of Britain will be hotter than 27C Mexico City.

But the Met Office said showers will hit parts of the the west on Saturday and, after a dry 28C Sunday, thunderstorms threaten much of England before heading into a 25C Bank Holiday Monday.

Met Office forecaster Emma Sharples said: "There is a chance of a 32.8C May record temperature, with the low 30s possible on Friday and, most likely, Saturday.

"Tropical maritime air and a southerly feed will be across the country from late Thursday, with sunshine boosting temperatures.

"After around 26C on Thursday, Friday sees the highs 20s or low 30s, with a good chance of over 30C on Saturday, with the London area around 31C.

"The North should see 28C, with a risk of showers for western edges of the UK.

"Sunday could see 28C in the South-East.

"But thundery showers could sweep in late Sunday into Monday, and could well extend from the South-East to the North-West, before retreating later on Monday, with 25C highs."

The Met Office forecasts highs in the shade in London verging on 30C – but feeling like 32C in the 55 per cent humidity.

Footballers and fans will swelter through the hottest ever FA Cup Final in 145 years on Saturday - with players set to sweat up to nine pints and lose almost a stone in weight, amid fears of heatstroke.

Forecasters said temperatures will still be high at the 5.30pm kick-off – and warned of fainting fans.
Experts warned players face problems including dehydration and heatstroke if they push themselves beyond “critical” limits.

 To people living in North Africa, is our normal Sun Rise Temperature. When it gets to the peak, it goes beyond 30. So, people living in UK shouldn't complain.

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