30C! Next Tuesday to be the hottest day of the year

Heatwave from Iberia to hit UK

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30C! Next Tuesday to be the hottest day of the year


After a mixed week of weather, forecasters have some good news at last: next Tuesday (30 June) will see the hottest day of the year, with temperatures possibly reaching a sizzling 30C.

The UK is set to feel the effects of a heatwave heading over from Iberia.

Speaking toAol Travel, Leon Brown, meteorologist at The Weather Channel, said: "Next week, warmth will be brought north from southern Europe in southerly winds.

"A heatwave is developing over Iberia and will move to southern France with temperatures reaching the low 40s celsius in Iberia and the higher 30s in southern France.

"In the UK, temperatures will briefly reach the high 20s over eastern England on Tuesday. It is likely to be the hottest day of the year with 29 to 30C possible in East Anglia."

But, before we dust off the BBQ, Leon warns the weather will then be a bit cooler and fresher from the west from the middle of next week.


30C! Next Tuesday to be the hottest day of the year

Looking to the rest of the week, Wednesday and Thursday will be pleasant with temperatures in the mid 20s, but cooling off again at the weekend. Leon said: "Forecasts remain fairly consistent for the next few days with a warming trend this week then turning a bit cooler over the weekend followed by a brief warmer spell again early next week.

"It will be mainly dry over the south for the next couple of days but cloudier with outbreaks of rain at times over the north.

"Low pressure will push a cold front across all areas on Friday with some heavier rain over the north but just a little light rain reaching the south.

"This weekend, Saturday will be the best day with just isolated showers and mainly dry and bright weather, but some persistent and heavy rain is likely to move north east on Sunday with fresh winds, although the south will miss much of the rain."

30C! Next Tuesday to be the hottest day of the year

Glastonbury revellers, it seems, can breathe a sigh of relief, as it is not likely to be "a muddy quagmire".

Leon said of the festival: "It will be dry and quite warm on Wednesday and Thursday with temperatures 23 to 24C.

"It will be cloudier on Friday with some light rain in the morning then becoming clearer by mid-afternoon and in the evening from the west.

"There'll be just a few isolated showers on Saturday, with these dying off in the afternoon.

"Sunday will be cloudy and breezy day with some light rain in the morning and showers in the afternoon followed by a dry end to the day."


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