9am UK weather forecast – Britain to ROAST all week as temperature hits 30C for last blast of summer

BRITAIN is set to to bask in temperatures of more than 30C this week for a last blast of summer.

Most of the country will see a spell of warmer weather over the next few days as September is set to be one of the hottest on record, the Met Office have said.

Some north-western parts of the UK and some areas of Scotland could see some rain on Monday, but elsewhere the weather will be generally dry and sunny.

Forecaster John Griffiths said: "Much of England and Wales by the afternoon will be dry warm and sunny if not even locally very warm."

The September heat follows on from an August heatwave which saw temperatures top out at 34C for six days running last month.

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  • TEMPERATURES ABOVE AVERAGE

    Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst told The Sun: “We are likely to see temperatures above average for many parts on Monday and Tuesday, particular southern England and Wales.

    “The maximum temperatures are likely to be 30C – 31C in the South East on Monday with highs more towards East Anglia on Tuesday.”

  • BLAST OF SUMMER

    Forecaster Bonnie Diamond added: “It definitely feels like one last blast of summer even though we are, meteorologically speaking, in autumn.”

    September has been the warmest since 2016 and follows an August heatwave when temperatures topped 34C (93F) for six days running.

    Thousands hit the beach yesterday to soak up the 25C sun before the new “rule of six” came into force today.

    Families and groups of pals packed out beaches in Bournemouth, Merseyside and Brighton as well as London's Hyde Park and Regents Park.

  • PLENTY OF SUNSHINE

    The Met Office's weather forecast for today says: “Most parts dry with plenty of warm sunshine, becoming hot in the south.

    “Cloudy across northwest Scotland with some light rain.

    “A few showers possible across Northern Ireland later.”

  • WARM START TO THE WEEK

    The sun rises behind the skyscrapers of the City of London financial district this morning.

    The UK is expected to bask in temperatures of more than 30C this week.

  • SOME FOG OVERNIGHT

    Brits will see some fog patches form tonight, according to the Met Office.

    Their official overnight forecast says: “Heavy rain across northwest Scotland slowly easing.

    “Most parts dry with lengthy clear periods and winds becoming lighter, allowing some fog patches to form, especially in the south.”

  • HIGHS COULD HIT 30S TOMORROW

    The Met Office say it could hit 31C tomorrow and Tuesday as a 1,500 mile-wide “Saharan spurt” of hot air passes over Britain.

    However, things will cool off in the mid-week.

  • WEATHER SET TO GET EVEN HOTTER

    Thousands flocked to Britain’s beaches today to soak up the last blast of summer heat – bit it’s going to get even hotter.

    The Met Office say it could hit 31C tomorrow and Tuesday as a 1,500 mile-wide “Saharan spurt” of hot air passes over Britain.

  • BALMY NIGHT AHEAD

    Despite the scorching temperatures today Brits are in for a fairly cool night.

    The mercury will plummet to around 14C for most of the country,

    Most of the UK will be dry, but expect heavy rain across northwest Scotland.

  • HEATWAVE WILL COOL OFF ON WEDNESDAY

    High temperatures across the UK will cool off on Wednesday.

    In some areas the high 20s and low 30s could be reached.

    But by Wednesday the mercury will have settled back down to the late teens and early twenties.

  • BEACHES PACKED OUT FOR LAST OF SUMMER SUN

  • TODAY'S SCORCHER CAUSED BY 'TROPICAL CONTINENTAL AIR'

    Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said the sweltering heat will be caused by a “tropical continental air pushing up from a southerly direction in combination with light winds.”

    According to Met Office maps, there is a chance of some showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday evening with Western Scotland and Wales expected to be the worst-hit.

    The scorching weather will ease off midway through next week as colder air sweeps in to Britain from the Atlantic.

  • ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES TODAY

    Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst told The Sun this morning temperatures today would be above average.

    He said: “We are likely to see temperatures above average for many parts on Monday and Tuesday, particular southern England and Wales.

    “The maximum temperatures are likely to be 30C – 31C in the South East on Monday with highs more towards East Anglia on Tuesday.”

  • PUBS PACKED ON LAST SUNNY SUNDAY BEFORE NEW RULE OF SIX

    Pubs this evening are packed as most of the UK basks in balmy weather.

    In London, pubs across the city will be packed out as capital-dwellers sizzle in highs of 24C this evening.

    Temperatures up North this evening are fairly scorching too – with highs of 25C in Lincoln.

  • PICTURED: BRITS ENJOY THE SUN IN LONDON AND SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

    Brits have been making the most of relaxed coronavirus measures and sunny weather before the Rule of Six comes into effect on Monday.

    Beachgoers flocked to seaside resorts such as Southend-on-Sea to make the most of the warmer temperatures, while people relaxed and enjoyed themselves on Primrose Hill in Camden, north London.

  • TROPICAL BIRD SPOTTED IN CUMBRIA CAR PARK – BUT TURNS OUT TO BE SEAGULL DYED BLUE

    A ‘tropical bird’ which was spotted in a car park turned out to be just a seagull dyed blue.

    Onlookers were shocked when they first saw the strange looking bird wandering around a car park in Carlisle, Cumbria, and thought it might be some rare variety with its electric blue colouring.

    Read more here.

  • SUNDAY EVENING FORECAST: 'WARM AND SUNNY FOR MOST' BAR SCOTLAND

    Temperatures across England and Wales will remain warm this evening.

    But the north west of Scotland will see more rainfall amid Yellow weather warnings issued by the Met Office yesterday.

  • BRITAIN BASKS IN GLORIOUS SUNDAY WEATHER AHEAD OF 'SAHARAN SPURT' NEXT WEEK

    BRITAIN has been basking in 25C sunshine today as the country gets set for a tropical heatwave next week.

    The Met Office is predicting one last scorcher before Autumn as a 1,500 mile-wide 'Saharan spurt' of hot air passes over Britain.

    The mercury is set to be at its hottest in the South East today, with highs of 25C in London, while northern England will bask in 20C weather, with highs of 23C elsewhere in England and Wales.

    It comes as Britain prepares for tropical sunshine next week, with 31C to blast the country on Monday and Tuesday.

    Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst told The Sun: “We are likely to see temperatures above average for many parts on Monday and Tuesday, particular southern England and Wales.

    “The maximum temperatures are likely to be 30C – 31C in the South East on Monday with highs more towards East Anglia on Tuesday.”

  • MET OFFICE: 'MARKED DIFFERENCE IN WEATHER ACROSS THE UK'

  • STORM FRANCIS UNEARTHED ANCIENT UNDERWATER TREES IN WALES

    Ancient trees have been unearthed by storms at a beach – and it is believed to be part of a 4,500-year-old sunken forest.

    The new underwater woodland find was discovered just miles from a petrified forest that dates back thousands of years.

    Scientists believe the unearthed trees are coming to the surface due to climate change causing a change in the weather.

    The trees were exposed in Llanrhystud, near Cardigan, Mid Wales during Storm Francis – and are 13 miles south of the forest in Borth.

    Tests are being carried out to determine its age.

  • 'SIGNIFICANT LANDSLIDE' CLOSES CONTROVERSIAL A83 IN ARGYLL

    The A83 at the Rest and be Thankful was closed again at the weekend after another “significant” landslide swamped the troubled route in Argyll.

    A forecast of torrential rain on Saturday night and yesterday had forced road operators to halt traffic as a precaution against more movement on the mountainside above the road.

    It had only re-opened last Monday after being blocked by a 6,000 tonne wave of mud and rock, which swept over the carriageway on August 4.

    Their fears came to pass overnight on Saturday, when 76mm (three inches) fell of rain on the western side of Scotland, whipped up by winds approaching 50mph.

    With the diversionary Old Military Road deemed too dangerous as well, it means a 59-mile detour once more for drivers.

  • BRING YOUR BROLLY IF IN SCOTLAND

    Heavy rain will continue across western Scotland all Sunday afternoon.

    Elsewhere will be sunnier, warmer and drier than yesterday.

  • PICTURED – BRITS ENJOYING THE WARM WEATHER YESTERDAY

  • COLD WEATHER PAYMENT: WHAT IS IT AND HOW TO CLAIM

    It may be sunny now, but colder weather will be on its way as autumn eventually draws to a close.

    It's worth understanding the help you can get towards your heating bills to ease the financial burden, especially at such an expensive time of year.

    Read our explainer here.

  • BRITAIN IN FOR A SIZZLING SEPTEMBER

    Britain is set for a 31C heatwave as a tropical plume of air sparks “one last blast of summer” next week.

    The Met Office is predicting one last scorcher before the Autumn – with warm and fine weather expected to last well into the month.

    Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said that sweltering temperatures of 29C on Monday will be caused by a “tropical continental air pushing up from a southerly direction in combination with light winds.”

    And the hot weather will remain through Tuesday and Wednesday, with the mercury hovering between 26C and 28C for the capital and much of Southern England.

    Up north and in Wales it will be slightly colder but remain dry and warm with average temperatures of 22C.

  • MET OFFICE ISSUE YELLOW WEATHER WARNING FOR HEAVY RAIN IN PARTS OF SCOTLAND

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for parts of Scotland, with heavy and persistent rain forecast, and will be in place until midnight.

    A statement from the weather agency said: “A band of heavy and persistent rain will arrive across western Scotland during Saturday evening, and continue through much of Sunday.

    “Many places in the highlighted region will see 25-50 mm of rainfall.

    “However, over the hills and mountains, peak totals of 100-130 mm are likely during this time. In association with the rainfall, there will be a period of strong southwesterly winds.

    “Although these are not expected to be overly impactful, they may make travelling conditions more challenging in places.”

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