Brits to bake in one of ‘hottest summer’s ever’ starting with 30C June

Britain is set to bask in its hottest summer ever as forecasters predict a three months of sizzling temperatures.

By mid-June it is expected the mercury will have soared to 30C – making way for similar highs that we saw last year.

The hottest day was in July when temperatures reached 35.3C in Faversham, Kent.

The Met Office has predicted there are likely to be "above average temperatures" from June to August, raising hopes that we could see another scorching summer.

Highs of 30C next month amid tropical air were forecast by ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending and The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze.

The bright forecasts are expected to bring warmer temperatures to summer events like Glastonbury and Wimbledon.

The Met Office three-month forecast said: “For May-July, above-average temperatures are more likely than below-average.

“The probability the UK average temperature will fall into the warmest of our five categories is 45-50 per cent. The coldest of our five categories is five per cent.

“Long-range prediction systems show a consistent increase in the likelihood of high pressure, associated with warmer-than-average conditions.”

Forecaster Mr Gaze added: “Blocking areas of high pressure suggest echoes of last year's record summer, with 30C highs likely in June.”

Weathertrending forecaster John Hammond added:“30C heat is quite possible from brief influxes of tropical air into June.”

But before the warm weather moves in Britain will be battered by rain and thunderstorms as the gloomy May weather continues into the end of the weekend.

Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge warned there will be “mist and murk” across the east coast of England during a cloudy start to Sunday morning.

Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northeast England will bear the brunt of the wet and miserable conditions which will persist into the start of the working week.

But forecasters say some parts of England and Wales could enjoy outbreaks of sunshine with temperatures of up to 21C.

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