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UK weather – Britain to be hotter than IBIZA this weekend as Met Office forecast 30C scorcher

SUN-STARVED Brits rejoice as summer finally arrives this weekend with 30C temperatures trumping Ibiza.

The hottest day is expected to be Sunday and the heatwave is expected to continue.

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Met Office forecaster Clare Nasir said: "Into the weekend the temperatures will build and we'll see some strong sunshine, temperatures come Sunday could peak at around 30C."

For those struggling to travel due to restrictions, it will be hotter here than sunny Ibiza, which will be 29C on Sunday.

The Met Office predicts the mercury could remain high enough for official heatwaves in parts of the country in the coming days.

The current hottest day of the year was recorded on June 14 when temperatures soared to 28.4C in Heathrow.

Forecaster Stephen Dixon said charts suggest the weather will continue to heat up, before unsettled conditions creep in from next Wednesday.

He told the Mirror: "It's looking like warm conditions will continue for many in the early parts of next week, from Wednesday there's some more unsettled conditions on the horizon.

"But it is obviously more uncertain at the moment."

Tomorrow will kick off with a "fine start", according to the Met Office.

Clare said: "Much of Scotland will be bathed in the morning sunshine from Thursday morning.

"Some patchy clouds across the north and northeast with a bit of a breeze. The sunshine extends across northern counts of England.

For Northern Ireland, Wales and the west midlands there will be more clouds, but that will break up through the day.

The east of England will be cloudy, with Norfolk and Suffolk seeing the worst of it.

On Thursday the southwest will get the best temperatures with highs of 25 and in the south the average temperature is 24.

On Friday it will be a warm start to the day with highs of 27C in Cardiff and 26C in London.

The glorious weather will continue into Saturday where temperatures will soar to 28C in London and 27C in Leeds.

Clare warned people that the pollen count will be "high or even very high".

Saturday night will be an uncomfortable one for many of us, feeling muggy and humid.

This comes after floodwater swamped London after a month's rain fell in just one hour.

Severe flooding wreaked havoc in Raynes Park, South London, as cars became submerged in the water.

Drivers were forced to abandon their vehicles as the roads were engulfed while residents battled through deep floodwater in their homes.

Water even gushed down into the Underground, forcing a Circle Line train to reverse at Baker Street station.

Other unbelievable footage from the capital shows water surging down the steps at Chelsea's Sloane Square Tube station.

Heavy flooding also hit Colville Terrace, Holland Road and Ladbroke Grove seeing emergency services evacuate flooded properties and homes with collapsed ceilings.

The City of Westminster Police also said road closures were in place while motorists were warned to avoid driving due to masses of floodwater.

One social media user joked, "Where were you in the Great London Flood of 2021?"

Other parts of the UK were not immune to the wet weather either, with heavy showers and thunderstorms hitting Northern Ireland and Western Scotland yesterday.

In Putney and Seaford, Sussex, heavy downpours caused chaos on the roads, with flooding in places.

Shocking footage of floodwater in Hampstead Heath shared on social media shows police and ambulance vehicles blocked by the "insane" rainfall.

"It's like a bloody river," one user wrote.

In Kew Gardens 48mm fell in just a few hours – its July average is normally 47mm.

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