UK weekend weather forecast: Britain HOTTER than Barcelona and Ibiza with sizzling 24C temps as heatwave continues TODAY

BRITAIN will bask in temperatures as high as 24-25C today, as Brits prepare for more summer weather this week.

The Met Office's Aidan McGivern said "many places will be fine with warm sunny spells for much of the time" – with parts of the UK clocking in HOTTER than Spain during Saturday.

Highs of 24C are expected in London and 21C in Newcastle on Sunday – but Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent warned it will “not be wall-to-wall sunshine”.

“First thing on Sunday morning there will be quite a lot of cloud across central parts of England, eastern Wales, and down to the south-west. And in that zone there will be outbreaks of rain, with the odd heavier burst of rain in the south-west," she added.

Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds to 1-2 (from 6-4) on 30C or higher being recorded in the UK before the end of the weekend.

The firm is offering 4-5 that this month ends as the hottest June on record, while it is 4-6 that this summer is the hottest ever in the UK.

Coral spokesman John Hill said: “It has been a sweltering week so far and things could still get hotter. We have slashed the odds on 30C or higher being recorded before the end of the weekend. This week could be a taste of what is to come over the next few months as our betting suggests we may be set for the hottest summer ever in the UK,” he added.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates...

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    WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST FROM MET OFFICE

    Saturday:

    Rather cloudy in the west and north, with showers, some heavy by afternoon. Elsewhere warm sunny spells although low cloud across the southeast may take until afternoon to break.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Many places dry with sunny spells. A few showers are likely inland each day, perhaps becoming more widespread for a time on Monday. Low cloud and drizzle around some coasts.

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    LAST WEEK SAW THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR WITH TEMPERATURES HITTING 29C

    The weekend’s scorching temperatures follow a red-hot week which saw highs of 29C on the hottest day of the year so far.

    Sun-starved families packed out beaches, parks and pub gardens to soak up the rays. It was a different story today though as heavy rain, floods and thunderstorms battered the UK.

    The east and south east was lashed with downpours today, flooding some roads and dampening people’s spirits.

    And after a balmy week, parts of the south west saw temperatures drop as low as 9C.

    But it looks like things will soon hot up again, with the best of the warm weather yet to come.

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    MERCURY PREDICTED TO SOAR TO 30C IN SOUTH EAST ON JUNE 13

    The mercury is predicted to soar to 30C in the south east on June 13, according to Netweather and WXCharts.

    Bookies have slashed the odds on this month being the hottest June ever.

    Ladbrokes has now cut odds from 4/1 to 7/4 on this month boasting record-breaking heat.

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    JUNE ODDS-ON TO BE HOTTEST ON RECORD

    It's now odds on for this month to go down as the hottest June EVER, according to Ladbrokes.

    Having been a 6/4 shot earlier this week, the bookies have now SLASHED odds to just 10/11 on this being a record-breaking hot June.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It's now looking more likely than ever that this month goes down as a record-breaking hot June."

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    UK WAS WARMER THAN PARTS OF PORTUGAL AND THE SOUTH OF FRANCE YESTERDAY

    Sunseekers can bask in temperatures in the mid to high 20s across the weekend – almost matching this week’s heatwave that saw the hottest day of the year recorded.

    As Brits packed out beaches and parks to soak up the rays on Saturday, tourists in Ibiza were pictured sheltering under umbrellas during downpours as temperatures barely reached 18C.

    And Spanish hotspot Barcelona is only forecast to be 23C on Saturday and 24C on Sunday – as Brits face uncertainty over jetting abroad.

    The UK’s sunny spell will also be warmer than other popular destinations, including Portuguese archipelago Madeira, where it will be a pitiful 16C and rainy, and Nice in southern France where it is only set to reach 22C.

    Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds to 1-2 (from 6-4) on 30C or higher being recorded in the UK before the end of the weekend.

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    UK WEATHER: BRITS SOAK UP THE WEEKEND SUN AS TEMPERATURES SOAR TO 25C – WHILE IBIZA TOURISTS HIDE UNDER UMBRELLAS

    BRITS are soaking up the balmy weekend sunshine as temperatures rocket to 25C – while Ibiza tourists hide from drenching rain under their umbrellas.

    The sun has made a roaring comeback after Friday’s heavy downpours with Britain set to be hotter than Barcelona and Ibiza today.

    Read more here.

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    UK SUNNY SPELL WILL ALSO BE WARMER THAN MADEIRA AND NICE

    Sunseekers can bask in temperatures in the mid to high 20s across the weekend – almost matching this week’s heatwave that saw the hottest day of the year recorded.

    As Brits packed out beaches and parks to soak up the rays on Saturday, tourists in Ibiza were pictured sheltering under umbrellas during downpours as temperatures barely reached 18C.

    And Spanish hotspot Barcelona is only forecast to be 23C on Saturday and 24C on Sunday – as Brits face uncertainty over jetting abroad.

    The UK’s sunny spell will also be warmer than other popular destinations, including Portuguese archipelago Madeira, where it will be a pitiful 16C and rainy, and Nice in southern France where it is only set to reach 22C.

    Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds to 1-2 (from 6-4) on 30C or higher being recorded in the UK before the end of the weekend.

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    THE SUN’S THREE DAY TEMPERATURE MAP

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    UV LEVELS WILL BE ‘VERY HIGH’ THIS WEEKEND SAYS MET OFFICE

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    LADBROKES: JUNE 5/4 TO BE THE HOTTEST ON RECORD

    The odds have been slashed on this month going down as the hottest June on record.

    Having been a 6/4 shot yesterday, the bookies have cut odds to just 5/4 on this being a record-breaking hot June, as temperatures continue to rise across the UK.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s looking increasingly likely this goes down as a record-breaking hot June, if the latest odds are anything to go by.”

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    CLOUDY AND DAMP START TO THE WEATHER THIS MORNING BEFORE THINGS DRY UP

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    LAST WEEK SAW THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR WITH TEMPERATURES HITTING 29C

    The weekend’s scorching temperatures follow a red-hot week which saw highs of 29C on the hottest day of the year so far.

    Sun-starved families packed out beaches, parks and pub gardens to soak up the rays. It was a different story today though as heavy rain, floods and thunderstorms battered the UK.

    The east and south east was lashed with downpours today, flooding some roads and dampening people’s spirits.

    And after a balmy week, parts of the south west saw temperatures drop as low as 9C.

    But it looks like things will soon hot up again, with the best of the warm weather yet to come.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MERCURY PREDICTED TO SOAR TO 30C IN SOUTH EAST ON JUNE 13

    The mercury is predicted to soar to 30C in the south east on June 13, according to Netweather and WXCharts.

    Bookies have slashed the odds on this month being the hottest June ever.

    Ladbrokes has now cut odds from 4/1 to 7/4 on this month boasting record-breaking heat.

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    IN PICTURES: SUN SEEKERS DESCEND ON SOUTHEND-ON-SEA BEACH ESSEX

    Credit: Splash
  • Joseph Gamp

    UK WAS WARMER THAN PARTS OF PORTUGAL AND THE SOUTH OF FRANCE YESTERDAY

    Sunseekers can bask in temperatures in the mid to high 20s across the weekend – almost matching this week’s heatwave that saw the hottest day of the year recorded.

    As Brits packed out beaches and parks to soak up the rays on Saturday, tourists in Ibiza were pictured sheltering under umbrellas during downpours as temperatures barely reached 18C.

    And Spanish hotspot Barcelona is only forecast to be 23C on Saturday and 24C on Sunday – as Brits face uncertainty over jetting abroad.

    The UK’s sunny spell will also be warmer than other popular destinations, including Portuguese archipelago Madeira, where it will be a pitiful 16C and rainy, and Nice in southern France where it is only set to reach 22C.

    Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds to 1-2 (from 6-4) on 30C or higher being recorded in the UK before the end of the weekend.

  • Joseph Gamp

    LADBROKES: JUNE 5/4 TO BE THE HOTTEST ON RECORD

    The odds have been slashed on this month going down as the hottest June on record.

    Having been a 6/4 shot yesterday, the bookies have cut odds to just 5/4 on this being a record-breaking hot June, as temperatures continue to rise across the UK.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s looking increasingly likely this goes down as a record-breaking hot June, if the latest odds are anything to go by.”

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    UV LEVELS SET TO BE HIGH FOR THIS WEEKEND

    On saturday the Met Office predicts UV levels will be high in London and the south east.

    It will be very high in Southampton, Swindon and Cardiff whilst further south west UV levels will drop to moderate.

    On Sunday the majority of the country will be set for high UV levels.

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    LONDON AND EAST ANGLIA SEE HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 26C TODAY

    Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said “many places will be fine with warm sunny spells for much of the time” on Saturday – particularly in the south east and central England.

    Temperatures will be highest in East Anglia and London with the mercury set to rise to 26C on Saturday afternoon.

    Sunday is also looking dry and sunny for most, with temperatures hovering around 24C mark in London, 20C in Birmingham and Leeds, and 18C in Edinburgh.

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    IN PICTURES: BRITS FLOCK TO BOURNEMOUTH BEACH, DORSET

    People enjoy the weather on Bournemouth beach in DorsetCredit: PA

     

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    TEMPERATURES 10C LOWER YESTERDAY

    Yesterday’s dire weather comes after a glorious three-day 29C heatwave with temperatures yesterday soaring to 28.3C on the hottest day of the year.

    The post-bank holiday heatwave saw Brits flock to beaches, parks and pub gardens around the country.

    After a balmy week, parts of the south West saw temperatures as low as 9C.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MERCURY PREDICTED TO SOAR TO 30C IN SOUTH EAST ON JUNE 13

    The mercury is predicted to soar to 30C in the south east on June 13, according to Netweather and WXCharts.

    Bookies have slashed the odds on this month being the hottest June ever.

    Ladbrokes has now cut odds from 4/1 to 7/4 on this month boasting record-breaking heat.

  • Joseph Gamp

    LAST WEEK SAW THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR WITH TEMPERATURES HITTING 29C

    The weekend's scorching temperatures follow a red-hot week which saw highs of 29C on the hottest day of the year so far.

    Sun-starved families packed out beaches, parks and pub gardens to soak up the rays. It was a different story today though as heavy rain, floods and thunderstorms battered the UK.

    The east and south east was lashed with downpours today, flooding some roads and dampening people's spirits.

    And after a balmy week, parts of the south west saw temperatures drop as low as 9C.

    But it looks like things will soon hot up again, with the best of the warm weather yet to come.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE '4CAST' FOR SUNDAY: MIX OF PATCHY WEATHER

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    IN PICTURES: SUN SEEKERS DESCEND ON SOUTHEND-ON-SEA BEACH ESSEX

    Sun seekers descended on Southend-on-Sea in Essex todayCredit: Splash
  • Joseph Gamp

    UK WAS WARMER THAN PARTS OF PORTUGAL AND THE SOUTH OF FRANCE TODAY

    Sunseekers can bask in temperatures in the mid to high 20s across the weekend – almost matching this week’s heatwave that saw the hottest day of the year recorded.

    As Brits packed out beaches and parks to soak up the rays on Saturday, tourists in Ibiza were pictured sheltering under umbrellas during downpours as temperatures barely reached 18C.

    And Spanish hotspot Barcelona is only forecast to be 23C on Saturday and 24C on Sunday – as Brits face uncertainty over jetting abroad.

    The UK’s sunny spell will also be warmer than other popular destinations, including Portuguese archipelago Madeira, where it will be a pitiful 16C and rainy, and Nice in southern France where it is only set to reach 22C.

    Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds to 1-2 (from 6-4) on 30C or higher being recorded in the UK before the end of the weekend.

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