England set for hottest day of the year as heatwave hits UK

People enjoy the weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset. England could see the hottest day of the year this weekend as the skies finally clear after weeks of wet and humid weather. Picture date: Saturday July 17, 2021.
People enjoy the weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset. England could see the hottest day of the year this weekend as the skies finally clear after weeks of wet and humid weather. Picture date: Saturday July 17, 2021.

Temperatures could hit up to 32C in some parts of south-east England this afternoon

Published

Today:

Plenty of sunshine across most parts and turning hot, especially in the south. An isolated heavy shower is possible later in the afternoon. Cooler and cloudier across northern and western Scotland with a little rain and drizzle.

Tonight:

A warm night, especially in the south. Clear skies for many, but low cloud and perhaps a little drizzle affecting parts of the north and east.

Monday:

Low cloud in the northeast breaking to allow sunny spells, but cooler along North Sea coasts. Hot sunshine for southern and western parts. Chance of the odd heavy shower later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Dry, very warm or hot, and sunny for most places. Isolated heavy showers possible. Cloudier and cooler in the far north and at times along the east coast.