BBC Weather: 'No respite' for Britain as country braces for 'record-breaking' ...

BBC WEATHER has warned Britons to brace for "record-breaking temperatures" this week as an area of high pressure fuelled by steaming Northern African air heads for the UK.

PUBLISHED: 18:57, Mon, Jul 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 19:06, Mon, Jul 22, 2019

BBC Weather have forecasted a temperature spike into the high 30s as hot air originally from Northern Africa looms over the United Kingdom. BBC Weather presenter Darren Bett warned thermometers are set to rocket and records could be broken during the forecasted three-day heatwave. Mr Bett said: "No respite for a few days, that’s when you find health problems coming on.

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"So you have high humidity, you’ve got heat and that’s what we’re going to get over the next few days and nights. The story over this week is building heat, rising temperatures – it could be record-breaking temperatures.

"What we need to look at is the jet stream – a fast-moving ribbon of air up in the atmosphere.

"The position of the jet stream is changing over the next few days, it’s much more buckled, moving up towards the north of the UK and inducing an area of high pressure to build close to our shores."

Mr Bett continued: "It means that rather than the wind coming in from the Atlantic as it was during the weekend, we’re getting winds coming over all the way from North Africa as we did a few weeks ago.

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BBC weather forecast London temperatureBBC Weather have warned temperatures will rocket this week (Image: BBC)

BBC Weather chart heathwave latestBBC Weather: Bett warned heat records could be broken this week (Image: BBC)

We could be breaking the record – 36C-37C – we could well break those temperatures

Darren Bett

"The real focus of the heat is going to be in the southeast of England. The highest temperature ever recorded was in England in July was in Heathrow, 36.7C, on July 1, 2015.

"We could be breaking the record – 36C-37C – we could well break those temperatures later on this week."

Sweltering temperatures are expected to slowly build up over Tuesday and Wednesday to climax on Thursday with 37C heat across much of south-eastern

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