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[Updated 06:35 29/06/2019]
The heat builds in central and eastern England today and there is a chance of the June temperature record being challenged. However, cooler air will be returning into the west and tomorrow it pushes southeastwards across all of the country. Next week looks mainly dry in the south but probably more changeable in the north....READ IN FULL
Saturday starts cloudy in much of the west and in places there are a few spots of rain. Central and eastern areas are dry and this morning sunny periods develop. They continue through the afternoon and temperatures rise rapidly. It is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far and in the London area 35C (95F) may be reached. There is a chance of the all time UK June temperature record falling. It currently stands at 35.6C (96F), set on 29th June 1957 in London.
In the west showery rain becomes heavier. It steadily spreads northeastwards into northern England and Scotland with thunderstorms possible in places. Brighter weather returns to the south west. See the rain radar for the latest view.
Meteo France Arpege, temperatures, 16:00 BST Sat 29th June
Tonight showers continue in Northern Ireland and Scotland. There could also be a few in northern England. Central and southern counties remain mainly dry.
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Tomorrow the hot continental air will be hunted away southeastwards. Therefore temperatures wont be as high as today but the south and east still have warm sunny periods. Northern Ireland and much of Scotland have showery rain.
Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Sun 30th June
Monday and Tuesday could bring scattered showers to southern counties. In the north showers are expected to be more frequent and it will be quite cool for early July.
The rest of the week should be mainly dry with a good amount of sunshine in the south. It could also warm up again. In the north it is likely to be more changeable and cooler..
GFS 500hPa heights and MSLP, 16:00 BST Thu 4th July
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After a very warm or hot start temperatures fall back towards the average. A good deal of settled weather is shown. View latest GEFS.
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