New hottest day of the year looms with 30C seven-day heatwave on the way

A new record for the hottest day of the year in the UK looms as a 30C sizzling day is on the way this weekend.

Sunday will see Brits melt in 30C mercury after a glorious Friday and Saturday – with temperatures staying high next week too in what could be a seven-day heatwave.

The current record is at 28.8C from Heathrow Airport in west London last month (June 14), which beat the previous report just weeks earlier.

London and the south east will see the highest temperatures over the coming days, with 26C expected on Friday and 28C the day after.

But Sunday is the hottest over the seven-day heatwave predicted to warm Brits this month after July saw a rocky and dull start.

It was only days ago when flash floods caused devastating damage in the capital after a month's worth of rainfall fell in just over an hour.

Alongside the holiday-style mercury, very high pollen counts are on the way, set to cause havoc on hay fever sufferers.

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The pollen count will remain in the 'Very High' levels each day Brits bask in the warm sunshine this week.

Looking onwards, Monday will remain hot with 28C forecast followed by 26C on Tuesday, with the next day being slightly cooler.

The hot sunshine will beat down across the country with very little cloud offering the perfect summer weather we've all been dreaming of this year.

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Most of the UK will be able to enjoy the warm rays, with mid and high 20s predicted for England and Wales, with the northern parts of the country and Scotland not far behind.

It's believed that Sunday could see 31C in the south in isolated areas if all goes well, and could bring on official heatwave conditions.

Temperatures have to meet certain criteria and remain above it for three consecutive days to be classified as a heatwave, according to the Met Office website.

The hot weather comes as Brits are set to rejoice in the new Freedom Day date after it was delayed by the Government.

July 19 will see social distancing rules scrapped with no limits on who you can have in your homes and pubs no longer needing to provide table service only.

Bars, venues, and restaurants have been told it's up to them if they want to force punters to prove they've had both Covid jabs to enter, with the Covid passport not being passed into law or official regulations.

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