THE HOT weather is set to return as temperatures will rise to bring a fresh summer blast next week.
Thunderstorms and downpours of heavy rain pummelled the UK over the last week, but they are expected to clear by the end of this weekend, according to Net Weather’s latest forecast. High pressure will sweep in from the North Sea and will bring a fresh burst of summer heat by the end of June. Terry Scholey at Netweather said: “It remains mostly unsettled for the remainder of the week with further locally heavy showers, but there’ll be some warm sunshine as well. “By the weekend we may begin to see an improvement, with a fine very warm spell possible into next week just in the time for the summer solstice.”
Maps from Net Weather show temperatures creeping up to 24C next Tuesday in southern regions including Dover.
But temperatures will soar further next Wednesday with highs of 29C in Surrey.
Northern regions will also be hit with a blast of hot weather as North Yorkshire will see highs of 26C and Liverpool will also have highs of 26C.
And the blistering heat will sizzle the south once again on Thursday as areas in Sussex including Brighton will be blasted with 30C.
These sweltering highs come after moderate temperatures of 15C earlier this week in the UK.
Mr Scholey added: “The showers and storms ‘rumble-on’ into a warm, humid evening, but again not everywhere will see them before they largely fade after dark.
“Clear intervals develop and with winds remaining light it’ll turn misty, with sea fret returning to eastern and some central areas.
“It’ll be a mild night, with lowest temperatures 10 to 15C.”
Meanwhile, Wednesday could see highs of 22C.
He added: “Wednesday brings only subtle changes, once mist and low cloud has cleared from eastern areas.
“There’ll be sunny spells, but showers develop yet again, particularly during the afternoon. Some will be heavy giving thunder, local hail and gusty winds, with the North of Scotland most likely to see fewer showers once more.
“Winds remain mostly light from a northerly quarter in another somewhat humid day, with top temperatures 18 to 22C, but it’ll be cooler along North Sea coasts where it stays misty.”
The latest forecast on Weather Outlook added: “By Friday the showers probably start to become more scattered.
“There should be a good deal of dry and sunny periods. It remains warm.
“Forecast details for the weekend are uncertain.
“The latest guidance suggests a ridge of high pressure should keep things mainly dry and bright on Saturday in much of the UK.”
It comes as the Met Office issued weather warnings for thunderstorms today and a rain warning tomorrow, due to the humid air.
The Met Office said: “There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
“There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
“Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services. There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses
“Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.”