BRITS are set for a scorching end to the week as temperatures are expected to reach highs of 34C – making it hotter than the Sahara on Friday.
Highs of 30C can be expected today. Then it will be several degrees higher on Friday, before temperatures tumble over the weekend.
In El Aaiun, Western Sahara, it is unlikely to get above 28C on Thursday or Friday.
BBC weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker said: “Well we are certainly turning up the heat over the next couple of days.
“For southern parts of the UK this is going to be a short lived heatwave and this is the peak, by Friday, London and the south east up to 33C perhaps even 34C.
“Look at the average we are significantly higher compared to what we would normally see, not unprecedented, the record is actually a little above 35C so we are not actually beating any records but it is not that far away if you think about it.
“Now this is what is happening on the satellite picture. Here is the heat coming in from the south, we’ve got cooler air in the north Atlantic, that cooler air will eventually win. I think that by the time we get to Saturday, into Sunday, things will start cooling off and storms will come our way as well but not in the short term.”
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