Heatwave on the way to the North East – and it could hit 30C!

Summer finally set to arrive.
Summer finally set to arrive.
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It could be time to dig out the suncream as a heatwave is predicted to hit the region.

The Met Office says temperatures in the North East could hit 30C for the start of July.

Forecasters are predicting temperatures will soar next week.

A spokesman said: “In contrast to June so far, which has seen temperatures often near or just below normal, next week could see a real change in the way it feels – with hot days and humid nights.

“The UK is likely to be near the boundary between a tropical continental airmass and a tropical maritime airmass over the Atlantic, but we do expect to see temperatures rise across the whole of the UK for the start of July.

“Scotland could see highs in the low to mid 20s, although it may be cloudy at times, and highs across southern Britain are likely to reach the low 30s with a small chance of being in the mid 30’s.”

However, they added: “It’s worth saying that there is some uncertainty about how much of the hot weather from the continent will reach us, and it may only last a couple of days before temperatures drop a little.

“As is traditional with hot weather in the UK in the summer it may end with thunderstorms.”