The hot and sunny weather is going nowhere. We are in for a scorching weekend as temperatures shoot up in the warm July sunshine. It is very likely that tomorrow will be the hottest day of the year so far with highs of 28c widely across the region. The Met Office has issued a Level 2 heat warning with a 60% chance temperatures could hit 30c. We are being advised to drink plenty of water and apply sunscreen regularly.
Today, expect wall to wall sunshine across the East and West Midlands with highs of 27c and light winds.
This evening will stay warm and overnight temperatures will only drop to around 14c so it will feel very muggy and humid. Cloud will build along the east coast but elsewhere we can expect clear skies.
Another sunny start awaits us and it will feel warm from the word go. We will see a slight change in the afternoon as cloud builds from the north, so it will be a case of sunny spells rather than wall to wall sunshine. There is a risk tomorrow with increased cloud and very high temperatures that we might catch a few showers. They could occur anywhere and are likely to be intense, heavy downpours. Many places will get away with a dry day. The showers will be hit and miss.
Any showers will ease tomorrow night and it will remain dry for Sunday everywhere and hot too. High pressure will continue to dominate into next week, there is no sign of the hot and sunny weather disappearing just yet!
It is worth noting that both UV and pollen levels will be high over the coming days.