Published: 00:00, 17 June 2017 |
Updated: 09:00, 23 June 2017
Get out the sun hats and flip flops – Kent is set to sizzle in the hottest weekend of the year so far.
With temperatures hoping to reach the low 30°Cs, the UK is set to be hotter than Ibiza, Mallorca, Spain and the Greek Islands.
The Met Office says temperatures in the region today could hit 29°C and that it will remain mostly sunny throughout the day and will get hotter in the afternoon.
Tomorrow, temperatures are expected to rise to 32°C, with plenty of sunshine and later conditions will become very warm and muggy overnight.
Cooler temperatures are set to move across the area by Wednesday.
On Thursday, Kent County Council issued a health warning to urge vulnerable people such as the elderly and very young to stay in the shade and keep cool where they can.
Speaking about the forecast, Met Office chief meteorologist Andy Page, said: “With high pressure building from the south west and warm air being drawn up from the Azores, the south of England will be very warm or hot this weekend and into next week.
“Daytime temperatures will widely be in the mid to high 20°Cs with some central and southeastern parts reaching the low 30°Cs. It will also feel warm and humid overnight.
“Looking ahead to next week, it’s likely that the very warm weather will continue across southern parts of the UK, although it could turn more unsettled later in the week with a risk of some thundery downpours.”
According to The Met Office, the last time we saw temperatures exceed 30 degrees in June was on June 30, 2015 when temperatures reached 30.5 at Northolt, London during the afternoon of that day.
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