Britain will be hotter than Malibu as a 600-mile “continental heat bubble” brings the hottest day of the year until Wednesday.
Weather maps show how hot air blows north from mainland Europe this week, followed by a humid low-pressure system used on weekends on public holidays.
The Met Office forecast highs of 73 ° F (23 ° C) today, tomorrow 79 ° F (26 ° C) and 81 ° F (28 ° C) on Wednesday. Even the north is set to 25 ° C.
The UK is getting hotter than 20 ° C (68 ° F) in Malibu, California, and is about to hit the hottest day of the year (26 ° C), which takes place on April 10 in Treknow, Cornwall.
British people who did not go to work this morning were seen swimming in Hyde Park in London, although the temperatures barely reached 13 ° C, and played golf in Blackwood, Wales, as restrictions on sport in the country were relaxed for the first time since the ban.
The Met Office forecast highs of 73 ° F (23 ° C) today, tomorrow 79 ° F (26 ° C) and 82 ° F (28 ° C) on Wednesday. Even the north is set to 25 ° C. Pictured: The swimmer dives this morning in Hyde Park Lido
Weather maps show how hot air blows north from mainland Europe, followed by a humid low-pressure system that blows into the long weekend. Pictured: Captain of the Bryn Meadows Golf Club, Darren Brown, took off and went to the first green to restrict golfing in Blackwood, Wales
Most will be sunny tomorrow after the showers in the north.
But on Thursday there will be thunderstorms, with the South and the Midlands at greatest risk, and floods will follow in a 68F (20C) bank holiday weekend.
There will also be gusts of wind that are expected to push a storm force of 80 km / h in parts of the west and 30 km / h in the east. The holiday Monday could be sunnier, with a maximum of 21 ° C.
Marco Petagna, forecaster at Met Office, said: & # 39; 28C is possible, with growing confidence we will experience the warmest day of the year.
“Warm south winds blow in, but the heat could trigger thunderstorms on Thursday.
Britain will be hotter than Malibu as a 600-mile “continental heat bubble” brings the hottest days of the year through Wednesday. Pictured: A swimmer this morning at Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park in London
Britain (pictured this morning at Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park) is getting warmer than 20 ° C in Malibu, California, and is ready for the hottest day of the year, which takes place on April 10th in Treknow, Cornwall
The brave swimmers take an early dip in the Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park this morning and talk about the cool water
Bryn Meadows Golf Club captain Darren Brown warms up before teeing off in Blackwood as golf restrictions in Wales have been relaxed but are still different from golf in England
One of the swimmers prepares to go into the water and adds a swimming cap on the grassy bank. The Serpentine Lido has been reopened to the public
A swimmer walks past a swan and crouches while swimming early in the morning at Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park in central London
Bryn Meadows Golf Club captain, Darren Brown, is preparing to putt on the first green as golf restrictions in Wales have been relaxed but are still different from golf in England
"The week could end with rain, which may be fierce in places, but unsettled conditions in the south may be temporary as pressure builds up again."
Another Met Office forecaster said, "The troubled times carry the risk of strong winds, mainly for western areas."
Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze told Blowing Hot and Cold Videochat: "Up to 28 ° C is expected by midweek.
Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of the weather trend said: “After the cold air in the Arctic there is a big warm-up.
& # 39; Britain will bask in warm continental winds and an intensifying high pressure bubble with strong sunshine. But a thunderbolt is expected by the weekend. & # 39;
Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze told Blowing Hot and Cold Videochat: "It is expected to be as high as 28 ° C by midweek. Pictured: A swimmer taking a shower near the Serpentine in central London this morning
Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of the weather trend said: "After the cold air in the Arctic, there's a big warm-up." Pictured: A swimmer preparing to take the serpentine in central London this morning
On the warmer weather weekend, a guitarist had to be rescued from the bottom of a 200-foot cliff after being stranded by the tide.
The coast guard was called to Seaford Head on Saturday night after a member reported to the public that a man had been cut off from the flood.
Rope rescue equipment was used and a cliff technician was lowered about 200 feet to the beach below.
They were then brought back to safety – while wearing a face mask and gloves – where the guitarist was given strict safety instructions.
A spokesman for the Newhaven Coastguard said: "The cliff technician, the victim and their guitar were sure to be brought up the cliff again. We know it's nice to be on the coast, but please check local weather forecasts and tides.
& # 39; Remember that some (not all) tide tables and tide apps are used in Greenwich Mean Time. So you have to add an hour for UK daylight saving time.
"As in our incident today, if you see someone you think is in trouble on the coast, call 999 and ask about the Coast Guard."
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