UK weather forecast: 'Record-breaking heatwave' will spark 'Saharan summer' across UK

The UK is set to bake in scorching temperatures next week, according to the latest Met Office forecast. A hot air mass rising from North Africa could see record-breaking temperatures across Europe next week. This warm air will gradually drift across the UK, prompting a huge surge in temperatures up to 32C.

Following a week of torrential rain in parts of the UK, the country is finally set for a summer heatwave.

The Met Office’s deputy chief meteorologist Laura Ellam said: “The reason it will turn really warm across the UK is the heat building across continental Europe.

“From Sunday onwards that temperature will be drawn up and across the UK itself, making the country much more warm and humid than we have seen of late.

“Those high temperatures in Europe could potentially be record-breaking such as in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

“Compared with June so far, it’s going to be significantly warmer and more humid, which you’ll also notice.

“Temperatures could potentially rise into the low-30s as we move into the next week.

“We are also looking at an increased risk of thunderstorms following this weekend.”

The so-called 'Saharan Outbreak' is predicted to cause thunderstorms across Italy and Spain this weekend before high pressure arrives on Monday.

The mercury could reach 44C in southern Italy and the Balearic islands, while temperature records could be smashed in other countries such as France.

In the UK, thunderstorms are also forecast with a severe warning issued for most of the UK between Sunday afternoon and the entirety of Monday.

The Met Office said low pressure will cause the storms, which are set to increase the chance of flooding, power cuts and disruption to travel.

Meteorologists warned earlier this month that heatwaves could be a trend for summer in Europe this year due to high-pressure systems.

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