UK weather: How hot will it be today? Will it be the HOTTEST day of the year?

UK weather: How hot will it be today? Will it be the HOTTEST day of the year?

Britain is baking in scorching temperatures and sunny spells as warm weather returned today. Glorious sunshine has been forecast for much of England and Wales, sometimes even hazy, the Met Office reports. Weather maps are also showing the nation hotter than holiday hotspot Greece.

How hot will it be today?

Britons are expected to bask in 29C heat today with parts of the country hotter than Greece.

South east of England and East Anglia will get the best of the heat, although most of England and Wales will enjoy the glorious weather.

Met Office Forecaster Richard Miles told The Sun: “Saturday is set to be pretty warm with temperatures of between 28/29C.

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“Sunday will be wetter and it is expected to windy in the northwest of the country.

“There will be a bit of coastal fog in south England and Wales on Saturday morning but the day should be very warm.”

He continued: “The south east will hang on to that warm, dry weather on Sunday, while the west starts to see a build-up of cloud, with rain later on.

“Scotland will see a few showers across both days, and the same in the north on Sunday.”

Will it be the hottest day of the year?

With the exceptionally warm temperatures forecast it could very well be the hottest day of the year.

According to bookies Ladbrokes odds are now at 7/2 for this to be the hottest day of the year so far.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “With temperatures back on the rise it’s no surprise to see the odds on this being the hottest day of the year so short.”

He added: “We’re strapping ourselves in for a scorching - potentially record-breaking - week ahead!”

And forecasters agree as this weekend is looking set to be “increasingly warm, humid and potentially hot” according to the Met Office.

BBC Weather forecaster Sarah Keith-Lucas warned, however, that the north of the country may struggle to reach temperatures above 14C with persistent outbreaks of rain.

She said: “Through the day tomorrow we see quite a cloudy picture first thing.

“The cloud will break up for central and eastern parts of England and in the sunshine we’ll see temperatures of up to 23C or so.”

“Further north though, more rain to come at times for Scotland, north-west England and Northern Ireland too.

“Temperatures here under the clouds around about 15C to 18C.”

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