Get ready for a mini-heatwave! Met Office predicts Britain will bask in sizzling 29C this week

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Get ready for a mini-heatwave! Met Office predicts Britain will bask in sizzling 29C this week

Britain is set to enjoy a mini-heatwave this week as an 'Iberian plume' from Spain brings sizzling 29C temperatures. A Met Office spokespers

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Britain is set to enjoy a mini-heatwave this week as an ‘Iberian plume’ from Spain brings sizzling 29C temperatures. 

A Met Office spokesperson told MailOnline temperatures could surge to heights of 29C in the southeast of England, in what could be the hottest day of 2023 so far. 

But the hot, humid weather brought by the Iberian plume will heighten the risk of showers and thunderstorms, particularly in the south west of the country.   

Britain will continue to see an east/west split, with warmer temperatures on the west coast and cooler, cloudier conditions in the east. 

Temperatures are likely to stay in the mid-20Cs throughout the country with sunny conditions across the UK.

An Iberian plume could see temperatures soar as hot air is pushed up to Britain from Spain

An Iberian plume could see temperatures soar as hot air is pushed up to Britain from Spain

An Iberian plume could see temperatures soar as hot air is pushed up to Britain from Spain

The UK could experience temperatures of 29C in the south east of the country

The UK could experience temperatures of 29C in the south east of the country

The UK could experience temperatures of 29C in the south east of the country

All in all, the Met Office predicted ‘another week of sunshine’ as its weather forecasters said temperatures could reach the ‘high twenties’ by the weekend. 

This could see temperatures hit highs of 29C on Saturday, particularly in the south-east of England.

‘By Saturday, warmer air is being drawn up from the south for the UK, which could lead to some spots seeing temperatures of around 29C, which is most likely in the southeast of England,’ the Met Office spokesperson said.

‘More widely it’ll be around mid-20s Celsius, though could be subdued for some with some associated showers.’ 

The highest temperatures of 2023 so far were previously recorded in the Welsh seaside town of Porthmadog on 30 May, after the mercury hit 25.1C.

Over the coming week, the warm air pushing up from Spain could see the UK experience the hottest day of 2023 with the potential for a mini-heatwave in Britain.

The UK's east-west split will continue with warmer temperatures on the west coast

The UK's east-west split will continue with warmer temperatures on the west coast

The UK’s east-west split will continue with warmer temperatures on the west coast

The country could also see scattered showers and thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday. 

‘This increase in temperatures brings an increased chance of showers, some of which could be thundery in nature,’ the Met Office spokesperson said. 

‘By late on Friday, some showers could move into the southwest; spreading north and east through the weekend.’

‘While not everywhere will be impacted by showers, there’s a chance of some heavy downpours as daytime heating helps to develop some thundery weather for some.’ 

The soaring temperatures are expected to come as a result of an ‘Iberian plume’ from Spain. 

An Iberian plume, or Spanish plume, sees a column of hot air move up from the Iberian peninsula towards northern Europe. 

The weather phenomena have the potential to cause soaring temperatures and also increase the risks of thunderstorms. 

In 2014, a similar Iberian plume brought temperatures of 28.5C in London’s St James’ Park, near Buckingham Palace. 

In 2014, a similar Iberian plume caused temperatures to soar to heights of 28.5C

In 2014, a similar Iberian plume caused temperatures to soar to heights of 28.5C

In 2014, a similar Iberian plume caused temperatures to soar to heights of 28.5C

The Met Office warned the dry, settled weather could lead to increased pollen levels, which are already high across Britain. 

Throughout the country temperatures are more likely to sit in the mid-20Cs over the coming week, with the potential for scattered showers. 

Those in the north could benefit from slightly lower temperatures than the rest of the country due to the lower pollen counts. 

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: ‘As with last week, the sunniest and warmest weather will be to the west of the UK with cooler, cloudier conditions persisting in the east for the next few days. 

‘The cloud will push inland across the country overnight, burning back to the east coast by day.’

‘Cloud amounts may vary day to day which will affect the feel of the weather in some areas. There is a small risk of an isolated shower across northern areas on Wednesday.’ 

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