UK weather: Get ready for an EIGHT-WEEK heatwave as Britain bathes in a scorching summer of sun

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UK weather: Get ready for an EIGHT-WEEK heatwave as Britain bathes in a scorching summer of sun

Red sky at morning – it’s a heatwave warning!

The Met Office long-range forecast suggests we will see hotter-than-normal temperatures during June and July.

Temperatures will rise to 24C tomorrow before hot air from France and Spain brings 25C on Thursday.

By the bank holiday weekend, we’ll be basking in 31C heat – hotter than the Canary Islands.

And the long-range forecast suggests we will see hotter-than-normal temps in June and July.

A Met Office forecaster said: “By the end of the month, it will become rather warm.

Georgia Colborne, 2, enjoys the warm weather on Bournemouth beach
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Sophie Forrest enjoys an ice cream on her third birthday in Stratford-upon-Avon
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People take boat rides on the river in Stratford-upon-Avon
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“By mid-June, more settled weather may dominate. It is likely it will turn warmer and may become very warm in places.”

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July has seen highs of 31C to 36.7C in each of the past five years.

The Weather Outlook is predicting that 2017 will also see temperatures of 33C within the next two months.

The official Met Office long-range forecasts are briefed to the Cabinet Office, councils, transport bosses and businesses.

Members of Marlow rowing club out on the River Thames
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The sun rises over the North Sea at Tynemouth
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It says: “There is an enhanced likelihood of more frequent sunny spells and winds from a continental flow in May.

“Sea surface temperatures around the UK are above normal, increasing the chances of higher-than-average UK temperatures.”

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