Yorkshire set to sizzle as 30 degree heatwave moves towards UK

Temperatures in Yorkshire are set to soar next week as he Met Office announces a heatwave.

-> Leeds heatwave could last weeks as Mediterranean air sweeps over UKThe hot spell is expected to start next Monday with temperatures reaching 30C.

Sunny spells are expected to start this Wednesday evening although a few showers are possible over the Yorkshire Dales and it is still relatively breezy.

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However, by Thursday the weather begins to pick up - just in time for the official start of summer.

Leeds residents basking in the sunshine

It is expected to be a dry day with lots of sunny spells and temperatures reaching 18C.

-> Driving instructor's uninsured son crashed during police chase across LeedsThe weekend is set to get increasingly warmer as it goes on and should be “very warm” by Sunday when temperatures reach 21C.

The last week of June is going to start with 24C sunshine and that those hot temperatures will rise as the week goes on.

Here is the Met Office official forecast:

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 25 Jun 2018 to Wednesday 4 Jul 2018:

The final week of June will see plenty of dry and sunny weather across most of the UK, with only the far north and northwest seeing cloudier skies at times, with occasional rain. With the fine weather, temperatures will continue to rise for all parts, but especially so in the south where it could turn hot. The heat may spark an isolated thunderstorm although the majority will stay dry. As we head into the start of July confidence reduces, but most areas should continue to see plenty of fine, sunny and very warm weather. Northern and some western areas may begin to see cloudier conditions pushing in with the chance of some rain and stronger winds.

UK Outlook for Thursday 5 Jul 2018 to Thursday 19 Jul 2018:

Although confidence remains low through the first half of July, early indications bring a good deal of dry and settled weather across many parts of the UK. However, there are some signs that more changeable weather may develop at times, especially in the north and possibly the west potentially leading to cloud, stronger winds and some rain. Where the dry and settled weather continues it will remain very warm, especially in the south. Where it turns more changeable it will also become cooler.