Brits will likely be able to escape the dreary weather and bask in the sun later this week as a pulse of hot and humid air is tipped to surge through the country.
Temperatures in some areas are expected to climb as high as 28C on Thursday.
Weather forecasts for the rest of the week look positive as the dull period of unsettled weather, consisting of wind and rain, finally starts to clear up.
After a nippy Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, the heat is expected to climb in the coming days, reaching an expected peak of 28C on Thursday.
This heat is then expected to fade in many parts of the country except eastern England where it will hang on for a few days longer, according to NetWeather.
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The Met Office predicts Wednesday will see “pleasant” weather around most of the country with “mostly dry and sunny spells”. Despite the generally good weather, “outbreaks of drizzle” can be expected to push north during the day.
“We’re at the top end of the Iberian heat which is obviously extreme down in Spain and Portugal,” meteorologist Jim Dale told Express.co.uk.
Weather maps by WXCharts show temperatures as high as 23C during Wednesday daytime and early evening in the Midlands, Wales and southern England.
However, temperatures in many parts of the North and Scotland will not reach so high, with mercury levels in Manchester only reaching 17C at midday.
On Thursday, most of the country will continue to see a rise in temperature, although the west will see slightly more dreary weather.
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The Met Office writes on its website: “Low cloud, drizzle and fog patches, mainly in the west on Thursday. Otherwise some very warm sunshine. Turning cooler and more unsettled from Friday with heavy thundery showers possible Saturday.”
Jim Dale predicts that the hottest temperatures will be along an arc running down from Humberside to Lincolnshire, East Anglia and down to the southeast.
Weather maps show that some parts of Britain, particularly along the east coast will climb as high as 27C on Thursday, according to GXCharts.
Mr Dale, however, predicts that a “few spots” will reach 28C and possibly 30C.
He said: “If we get there, it’ll probably be only one place but that will be right at the top of it but generally 26, 27, 28 is the mark for the peak.”
The hot weather mid-week is down to high pressure building up over central Europe and the Mediterranean, which begins to extend towards the UK.
However, the high pressure is followed by a cold front set to arrive on Friday, which brings an end to the climbing temperature.
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