Roasting ‘heat dome’ set to blast Britain with temperatures sizzling at 31C

Britain is set to bake in a 31C heatwave as a 'continental heat dome' hits the country.

Temperatures will reach 27C in England today, with south, south-east and south-west England and south Wales basking in sunshine.

Things will get even hotter over the weekend and into next week, with Sunday bringing highs of 28C in some parts of the UK and Monday promising temperatures of 31C in places.

Sadly downpours will dampen the hot weather, with rainfall expected from tomorrow until Sunday.

Nearly all of the country will experience heat in the mid 20s on Monday, with sunny conditions across the UK.

Things will get cooler tomorrow and the mercury will not rise above the low 20s for much of Britain until the weekend.

Heavy showers and cloudy conditions are expected tomorrow, despite a fairly bright start to the day.

Further downpours are expected on Thursday morning, however things will get sunnier in the afternoon.

Lighter rainfall and cloud is expected on Friday, with heavy showers lashing the country again on Saturday.

The Met Office says Britain will experience higher than average temperatures over the next three months, as part of a 'continental heat dome'.

The organisation's three month weather outlook states: "For July/August/September as a whole, above average temperatures are more likely than below average temperatures.

"Overall, the probability that the UK-average temperature for July-August-September will fall into the coldest of our five categories is 5 per cent and the probability that it will fall into the warmest of our five categories is between 35 and 40 per cent.

"The pattern of sea surface temperature anomalies in the North Atlantic Ocean slightly increases the probability of higher than average pressure across Northern Europe.

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