Carol Kirkwood has warned that the temperature record for August in the UK could be smashed tomorrow, as heatwave weather sweeps across the country. The TV meteorologist told BBC Breakfast that “it is going to be warm wherever you are” as the heat blankets the country. The Met Office has even predicted that Friday could see the hottest day ever recorded, breaking the 38.1C temperature record set in London.
Kirkwood explained: “Today, we have a weather front slipping slowly southwards and that is producing some drizzle and cloud.
“Temperature-wise today, we are looking at around 16C in the North, to highs of 29C towards the south-east.
“It will be another muggy day ahead and overnight it will be muggy as well.
“But we will start to see more clear skies develop across England and Wales.”
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She went on to explain tomorrow’s heatwave conditions: “The main feature of tomorrow will be the heat.
“It is going to be warm wherever you are. It is going to be hot in the south-east.
“We could hit 35C, possibly 36C in somewhere like Heathrow. However, Western Ireland and northern Scotland won’t be in this heat.
“As we head into Saturday, a lot of dry weather around. It will be hot but not as hot as Friday.
“But temperatures still into the 30s in the south.”
The UK only experienced its last heatwave last week, when temperatures hit a sweltering 37.8C at Heathrow Airport on Friday, July 31.
Meteorologists claim that this weekend’s heatwave has been prompted by hot air moving in Europe and Africa.
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The heatwave conditions are expected to last until Sunday.
Parts of the UK could even bask in temperatures hotter than top holiday destinations in the Caribbean, such as Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas.
The high temperatures has triggered a Met Office heatwave health alert for the south east.
A level three warning is triggered when there is a 90% chance of heat-related health problems.
Thundery showers and cooler conditions are expected to end the heatwave on Monday.
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