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Heat health warnings issued with temperatures set to soar to 32°C

Weather forecast map for the UK on top of images of a red sky and a woman paddle boarding in the sea as temperatures soar.

It’s going to be a hot one (Picture: SWNS / REX / PA)

Heat health alerts have been issued across most of England as temperatures are set to soar this week.

The Met Office is predicting temperatures could hit 31°C on Tuesday before reaching up to 32°C on Wednesday and Thursday.

The UK Health Security Agency’s yellow heat warning is in place until 9pm on Sunday and means the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions should take extra care, the BBC reports.

The warning covers London, the south east, the south west, the east and west midlands, the east, the north west, and Yorkshire and Humber.

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High temperatures will also be felt in Wales, with parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland likely to see ‘unseasonably high temperatures’.

Monday saw temperatures of 30°C recorded across southern England and south-east Wales, according to the Met Office.

It seems like England and Wales will see a final attempt at summer following a fairly poor July and August.

While this June was the hottest on record, July was wetter and cooler than average with temperatures regularly failing to reach 20°C.

Map shows UK weather forecast form MEt Office.

Tuesday’s forecast shows potential highs of 31°C (Picture: Met Office)

Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said: ‘We will see good sunny conditions through the week with cloudless skies, and some high temperatures by the time we get to Wednesday and Thursday, where we could see 31, maybe 32°C.’

Wednesday night could be particularly warm, he added, with temperatures potentially not dropping below 20°C which is considered a ‘tropical night’.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist Mark Sidaway said: ‘High pressure is situated to the southeast of the UK, which is bringing more settled conditions with temperatures on the rise through the first half of this week.

‘While the highest temperatures are expected in the south, heatwave conditions are likely across much of England and Wales especially, with parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland also likely to see some unseasonably high temperatures.

‘An active tropical cyclone season in the North Atlantic is helping to amplify the pattern across the North Atlantic, and has pushed the jet stream well to the north of the UK, allowing some very warm air to be drawn north.

‘It’s a marked contrast to the much of meteorological summer, when the UK was on the northern side of the jet stream with cooler air and more unsettled weather.’

Temperatures could also hit 31°C on Friday, although there could be more cloudy weather and chances of rain in the far north-west of Scotland.

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