Parts of Britain will see temperatures soar to 27C today as a three-month heatwave starts (Image: GETTY)
The blast of heat will peak this afternoon, with London and parts of the south east the warmest, as a three-month heatwave kicks off. Next week will see a “heat dome” descend on the UK, caused by warm air coming up from Europe, but forecaster have warned this weekend will bring heavy showers. Meteorologist Steven Keates at the Met Office said: “Today will have the highest temperatures. This afternoon, it’s quite likely we will see 27C.
“In comparison to our European friends, say in Lisbon, it is only about 22C.
“On Wednesday it will be pleasantly warm with temperatures around 25C or 26C in the south east.”
But the balmy conditions will not last the length of the week and rain and thunderstorms are predicted before the weekend, which could affect travel conditions in parts of the UK.
Mr Keates said: “There’s lots of rain on the way over the next few days for