The heatwave across the UK is to be even hotter than previously forecast the Met Office has revealed on Monday.
Temperatures will reach highs of 30C in the south and southeast of the UK compared to the previous forecast of 26C.
Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office Chris Bulmer said: “As high pressure becomes established from this weekend, fine and settled conditions will develop and along with this we will see a rise in temperature across most parts of the UK next week.
“Many places can expect to see maximum temperatures rise to 25C or above for several days, which would bring some locations into the realm of heatwave conditions.
“Although the highest temperatures are likely to be in the south and east of England, these areas also have higher temperature thresholds for heatwave conditions to be declared.”
Bulmer added: “So, while some areas may just miss out on the actual definition, regardless of thresholds, many areas will enjoy a fine period of weather with plenty of sunshine and temperatures are likely to be the highest for many since June or early July.”