According to experts, the UK could be blessed with temperatures above 30°C on the ‘first real hot summer day’ of the year.
The Mediterranean climate is the result of a region of warm air rising north from Spain.
If the forecast is correct, the UK will see higher temperatures than Portugal, Jamaica, Costa Rica, the Canary Islands, Cyprus and Hawaii.
More heat waves are also likely in the coming months, forecasters say, after what some have called a disappointing start to the year.
Stephen Keats, a meteorologist with the Met Office, said, “There hasn’t been much in the way of exceptionally hot days or hot days so far this year, but that’s about to change.
“It is possible that we will see a short period of heat at the end of next week,” he added.
Temperatures in the southeastern regions are expected to reach 32 degrees Celsius by Friday. However, the chief operational meteorologist added that it “may be a little warmer than that”.
These temperatures will also cancel out the previous hottest day of 2022 so far. In May, Heathrow recorded temperatures of 27.5 degrees Celsius.
“We should comfortably beat him on Friday and probably get past him, or get very close, even on Wednesday and Thursday,” said Mr. Keats.
A heat wave is defined as three consecutive days of high temperatures and typically occurs between June and mid-September.
The forecaster added: “We believe it will be warmer than average at the moment with increased potential for heat waves.
“There have been no heat waves so far this year…the biggest chance is that you’re in the south and southeast, you are.”
In other weather news, Venezuela is looking forward to fun-filled weather on Sunday according to BBC World News meteorologists.
The weather report, which looked at forecasts for the next week, revealed rain somewhat similar to a bar. Pictures of the dirty lineup circulated on social media, along with puns and lewd jokes.
A recent weather radar glitch sparked a strange conspiracy theory that the government is checking the weather.
The glitch saw the rain ring expand to a city in Australia called Bairnsdale, and people thought it was man-made.
Theorists quickly turned to social media to speculate on the strange lineup. Several users claimed that the strange sense of time was caused by an organization called HAARP.
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