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More hot weather on the way as temperatures set to soar to 36C


More hot weather is on the way for large parts of the UK, with temperatures set to reach as high as 36C (96.8F) later this week.

Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said there will be a "warm spell across the UK", with the highest temperatures "focused in the southeast of England".

"At the minute and with high confidence, we are expecting 34C to 36C (93.2F to 96.8F) by Friday and Saturday," Ms Diamond added.

It's all change temperature wise this week as a change in the wind direction brings some much warmer air across parts of the UK by Friday.

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The high temperatures are the result of southerly winds moving from Europe and high pressure patterns that are set to kick in from around Thursday.

The predicted warm weather comes after the UK recorded its third hottest day on record last Friday, when the mercury topped 37.8C (100F) at Heathrow Airport.


The coastguard said it had one of its busiest days in years, while councils said that beaches were "unmanageable" as Britons flocked to the seaside to enjoy the heat.

Forecasters, however, say there will be a "mixed start" to this week.

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