Heatwave set to break record today as Met Office anticipate ‘hottest day of the year’

28 June 2018, 08:08 | Updated: 28 June 2018, 08:14

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By Sam Lucas

Brits are in for a treat as temperatures are set to peak today.

We’ve had a pretty good run this week, with scorching temperatures and sunny spells across the UK, and according to the Met Office it’s going to get even better. 

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Met Office weather forecaster, Aidan McGivern has explained that Thursday’s temperatures will reach the low 30s. 

He said: “Wednesday was the hottest day of the year so far and Scotland’s hottest day for five years - Thursday could beat that once again.

“There will be a warm start across much of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“Much of England and Wales as well, there is just some low cloud and mistiness flirting with these east coasts.

He added: “It is not a great deal and any low cloud in land will evaporate very quickly through the morning.

“The majority once again seeing a blue sky day.” 

The soaring temperatures are said to potentially give a record breaking day in Northern Ireland as he continued: “With light winds as well it’s going to feel very warm or hot once again in places.

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“Always a bit cooler towards the east coast, but for many inland areas and for the west and the north, temperatures again high 20s or low 30s.

“31, 32 degrees possible northwest England into western parts of Scotland.

“In Northern Ireland here we could get to 30 or above and if we get above 30.8 degrees it will be Northern Ireland’s hottest day on record.” 

Bring it on!


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