Met Office weather forecast – UK may break record for hottest day EVER tomorrow as 38C on cards
BRITAIN may break the record for the hottest day EVER tomorrow.
The Met Office has said 'Furnace Friday' could see temperatures top 38C in London, bordering on the 38.7C UK record.
The weather is set to be so scorching that the Met Office has issued an amber health alert and told people to look out for the vulnerable, elderly and babies.
The level three warning – just one step below a national emergency red alert – is triggered when high temperatures could have a "significant effect on health" if reached for two consecutive days and the intervening night.
It means there is a strong chance of heatwave conditions between midday on Thursday and 9am on Sunday which could see hospitals busier than usual.
Forecasters warn that "increasingly hot conditions" are likely across southeastern parts of England as a 700 mile-wide 'Saharan tongue of fire' hot air travels across the UK.
Brits are advised to stay cool, drink plenty of water and keep an eye on high-risk groups.
Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said: "Truly exceptional heat will arrive during Friday as southerly winds waft our way."
Parts of the country will be hotter than top holiday destinations in the Caribbean, including The Bahamas, Jamaica and Barbados.
The highest temperatures will be across East Anglia and the south east where it could surpass 38C.
Bookmakers Coral cut odds to 1/2 on breaking the 38.7C UK record set on July 25, 2019, in Cambridge.
Coral spokesman John Hill said: "The odds say we'll be frazzled by record highs."
The Midlands and parts of Yorkshire will also see temperatures above 30C.
Resorts are braced for millions of Brits heading on staycations after ditching foreign holidays during the pandemic.
More than 150,000 visitors are expected in Brighton today, with 100,000 in Bournemouth, 75,000 in Great Yarmouth and 75,000 in Blackpool.
Daytrippers will snarl roads with traffic jams due on coastal routes including the A31 to Dorset and the A30 to Cornwall.
And Tesco is set to sell over a million sausages, 600,000 burgers and six million bottles and cans of beer, as Brits gear up for a weekend of BBQs.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said: "There is plenty of summer sunshine on offer over the next several days.
"It is going to warm up and for some, the extreme heat will return."
The warm weather is sticking around with Saturday set to be a fine, sunny day for most.
And the sweltering temperatures are expected to continue into Sunday as a result of hot air moving in from southern Europe.
The end of the weekend will be dry and hot, with temperatures in the southeastern corner of England remaining in the low thirties.
But there is a risk of thunderstorms by Monday, with the weather staying warm.
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