UK weather forecast: Heatwave to savage Britain as summer strikes back

Met Office meteorologist Helen Roberts gave the updated forecast for Saturday morning. The weekend is set to start off positively for Britons. Ms Roberts explains: “The high pressure continues as we start our weekend.

"So this morning is looking dry and sunny but a little bit of a breeze in comparison to recent days.

“Barely a cloud in the sky as we start the day for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and most of England, with the exception being that very far south west tip of the country.”

She went on to note there will be medium level cloud throughout the day in some places.

In the afternoon, that cloud will spread northwards and eastwards.

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The top temperature is predicted to be 26C (78.8F) which is expected in the southeast of England.

Uncharacteristically for this time of year, parts of Scotland will hit 25C (77F).

Ms Roberts continued: “Through this evening, we will just start to see that cloud filter some showers across western parts of the country.

“Some of those showers could be in the heavy side and we may even hear the odd rumble of thunder as we go through the early hours of Sunday morning.”

These thundery showers are expected to travel northwards and eastwards throughout Sunday.

Generally speaking, the northern and eastern portions of the country will see more sunshine.

Rain will edge in from the southwest.

The 38.7C (101.66F) recorded in Cambridge on July 25 is the hottest weather recorded in UK.

The lowest was the -27.2C (-16.96F) recording in Braemar in 1982 plus Altnaharra in 1995.

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