Hot UK weather forecast: UK trapped under HEAT DOME causing 35C heatwave NEXT WEEK | Weather | New

‘Extreme’ temperatures will grip the UK this weekend as government officials issue a ‘scorch action’ hot weather warning.

Simmering thermometers will soar to 30C by Sunday before hitting the mid-30C before next weekend.

High pressure from the tropical islands of the Azores will form a lid over the UK trapping the smoky air which will become increasingly hot throughout the week.

Jim Dale, meteorologist for the UK Meteorological Service, said: “The Azores High reaches the UK and acts like a dome, trapping air below and holding it in place over the country as he is warming up.

“Because the air has nowhere to go when it heats up, it’s kind of like a pressure cooker.

“It will get very hot over the next week, starting this weekend where we might see 30C somewhere.”

Temperatures will peak around the middle or end of next week with expected highs of 35°C.

Mr Dale said: ‘It will be towards the middle of next week that we expect to see the highest temperatures, and those could be in the low to mid 30s.

Government forecasters have warned ‘extreme heat’ will grip the UK after the weekend.

The Met Office has issued a week-long Level 3 “heat wave action” health alert in south-east England.

A separate Level 2 ‘alert and prepared’ warning across much of the rest of England will remain in effect throughout the week.

Hot air trapped under high pressure will become hotter when crushed under a fiery sun dome.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said: ‘Even if the air doesn’t inherently get warmer, temperatures will rise because the high pressure will compress the air, and that’s what will raise temperatures, and also , the sun is very strong at this time of the year.

“Temperatures are rising on Sunday and Monday, possibly reaching over 30C and rising another notch on Tuesday.”

“At the beginning of next week there will be plenty of sunshine, and if you are looking for rain, that is not good news as this dry pattern is expected to continue into next week.”

Temperatures could drop slightly on Saturday in a northerly airflow, before rising again on Sunday.

Thermometers come and go throughout the week before reaching a meteoric peak before next weekend.

Mr Deakin said: ‘The main driver will be high pressure compressing the air with temperatures probably peaking on Monday or Tuesday.

“There could be a slight drop before a potential further rise, with some models suggesting a fairly large increase in temperatures.”

“The most likely scenario is that the end of next week sees temperatures rise well above average.

“Temperatures may be a bit warmer, and we see an even warmer spell towards the end of next week.”

“There is the possibility of extreme heat at the end of next week.”

Thermometers could top the 35C mark over the next 10 days as ground temperatures warm up to 40C.

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said: “Temperatures will rise from 20C to 20C to 30C this weekend and as we head into next week.”

“We could see highs of 35C or even higher at some point during the heat wave.”

Bookmaker Coral are at 1-2 odds on 2022 bringing the hottest summer on record while Ladbrokes are 10-11 in July, melting the books.

Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “July is going to be a sweltering month and the temperatures are going to stay so high that we are now ensuring this summer enters the record books as our hottest ever in the UK.”

Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati added: “There’s every chance this month will be the hottest July ever, if the latest odds are right.”

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