If you’ve been looking for an excuse to break out the BBQ then today looks promising as hot weather is forecast across Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas.
North Staffordshire and South Cheshire are set to see temperatures of up to 30 Celsius, with temperatures forecast to peak in the afternoon.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri said: “From Wednesday temperatures will widely reach into the high twenties Celsius and it’ll be hot across much of the UK, especially central and southern England where we could see highs of 30 to 34 Celsius.
“This hot weather is expected to last until at least Friday and so heatwave conditons are likely to develop for some areas this week.”
“In addition to the warm days we are going to see some warm nights this week as temperatures overnight remain in the mid-high teens across England and Wales.”
The Met Office hour-by-hour forecasts for different areas on the StokeonTrentLive patch show the highest forecast temperatures for certain areas – although of course these are all subject to change (figures as of 8.30am).
Burslem: 29 Celcius (3pm-7pm)
Fenton: 28 Celcius (4pm-6pm)
Newcastle-under-Lyme: 29 Celcius (3pm-7pm)
Kidsgrove: 28 Celcius (3pm-7pm)
Leek: 28 Celcius (4pm-6pm)
Cheadle: 28 Celcius (3pm-6pm)
Stafford: 30 Celcius (4pm-5pm)
Stone: 29 Celcius (3pm-5pm)
Congleton: 29 Celcius (5pm)
Crewe: 30 Celcius (5pm)
The highest UK maximum temperature recorded in June is currently 35.6 Celsius – which was set at Mayflower Park, Southampton on June 28 1976.
The highest UK minimum temperature recorded in June is currently 22.7 Celsius, recorded in Ventnor Park on the Isle of Wight on the same day.
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Dan said: “We quite often see warm, southerly air from the continent bringing these high temperatures to the UK in summer, however this week, the air across the UK has arrived from the Atlantic.
“This Atlantic air will descend and warm up as it moves across the UK and this in combination with clear skies and strong late-June sunshine, we’re seeing temperatures rise.”