UK could enjoy up to eight more heatwaves this summer, say forecasters

UK could enjoy up to eight more heatwaves this summer, say forecasters
It looks like the good weather is here to stay for the summer (Photo: Shutterstock)

The UK could be set for between five and eight more spells of very warm weather over the next few months, according to meteorologists.

Temperatures are expected to hit at least 24 degrees celsius during each heatwave, and could climb as high as 31 degrees in July and August. Across the board, maximum temperatures should be at least five degrees above average.

The hottest early summer day in 42 years

Experts say the intense heat will come as a result of high pressure, the sun heating the land, and heat arriving from as far away as Spain.

Temperatures could reach as high as 31 degrees celsius this summer (Photo: Shutterstock)
Temperatures could reach as high as 31 degrees celsius this summer (Photo: Shutterstock)

UK residents can also look forward to the hottest early summer day in 42 years, as temperatures are expected to come close to 30 degrees this week, according to Met Office officials.

Thursday (28 June) is expected to be the warmest day overall this week, with temperatures of around 25 degrees expected in both London and parts of Scotland.