UK to bask in 23C ‘mini-heatwave’ within days after miserable start to June

Brits will at last be able to look forward to some good weather after a disappointing start to June.

Barring a few hours of sunshine around the Platinum Jubilee weekend, much the nation has been treated to a less-than-ideal start to summer over the last few days.

And it looks like things may get worse before they get better, as the tail-end of Tropical Storm David now threatens to throw even more wet and windy weather our way towards the end of the week.

But this same weather event— which caused widespread flooding in Florida and killed at least three people in Cuba — is also likely to give the UK a lucky break just in time for the weekend.

This is thanks to a pocket of warm air being brought across the Atlantic in the aftermath of the storm.

BBC forecaster Darren Bett said: “There’s going to be some tropical air heading our way later this week.”

He said highs would remain in the low twenties in the south throughout the coming days before peaking at 23C on Saturday (June 11) in the southeast, which will enjoy “sunshine and lighter winds”.

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Data from WXCharts meanwhile shows a Europe-wide spell of warm weather reaching the British Isles on Friday morning (June 10) and lasting until Saturday (June 11), with the map turning red across the south and east coast of England.

With temperatures seeming to be back on the up, a high-street bookies have now slashed odds on the hottest day of 2022 coming before the end of the week.

Elsewhere, it remains a 6/4 shot that this month will enter the record books as the hottest day ever.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Things are finally looking up on the weather front, with a record-breaking week of sunshine ahead."

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