Saturday to be hottest day of year as temperatures set to hit 30 degrees

David Harding
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A woman relaxes on Brighton beach (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
A lady relaxes on the beach during the changeable weather in Brighton. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)

Britain is set for its hottest day of the year at the weekend.

Forecasters are expecting the UK will bask in scorching heat of up to 30C (86F) this Saturday.

Temperatures set to be higher than holiday hot spots Barcelona, Ibiza and St Tropez.

But although the Summer weather will arrive, there will also be a potential frost first, according to a Met Office spokesman.

Tourists punting in Canterbury, Kent (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
Tourists enjoys punting through Westgate Gardens in Canterbury, Kent, during the warm weather. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)

“The indication is that we could see highs of 28C (82F), isolated highs of around 28C, on Saturday, and the most likely candidate places for those would be places like Norwich, north London, those sorts of areas away from the coast, but in the south-east corner of the UK,” said Grahame Madge.

“And on Sunday we could see highs of 29C (84F), even possibly 30C.

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“So Sunday looks very much as though it’s going to be a warmer day than Saturday. So we have got that warmth coming through.

“Once this warm front, and the air behind it, starts to pull across the UK then we will see temperatures starting to rise.”

Dogs cool off as they play in the sea at Weston-super-Mare as the UK enjoys a spell of hot weather. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images)
Dogs cool off as they play in the sea at Weston-super-Mare (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images)

The Met Office spokesman said conditions have been quite cool and there is a possibility of sleet and even snow showers in the Scottish highlands.

Parts of England could see a frost in isolated areas on Tuesday night and the next few days.

There will be a “fundamental change” once the warm front, known as tropical maritime air, starts to draw the warmer air across the UK, Mr Madge said.

“Tonight, for example, some parts of England could see a frost before this warm front starts to work its way across.

“We’re expecting its arrival overnight so probably getting into the western parts of Britain by just after midnight.

“And then it will work its way across, reaching all parts of the UK by later in the week and the weekend,” he said.

According to the Met Office website, Barcelona and Ibiza will see highs of 24C (75F) on Sunday, while St Tropez is expected to reach 28C.

Bookmaker Coral makes this June 2-1 to be the hottest since records began.

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