Brits to swelter in '37C summer SIZZLER' in July – but showers expected this weekend | The Sun

BRITS will be hit with showers this weekend – but a 37C summer sizzler is on the way.

The mercury is expected to keep climbing and will reach scorching temperatures by July 15, forecasters have predicted.

Temperatures in the UK reached 32.7C earlier this month and typically the hottest weather of the summer comes in July or August. 

This weekend Brits will see some sun – however there will also be persistent downpours.

Some areas will see highs of 23C, but much hotter weather is on the cards.

According to WXCharts, on July 12 temperatures in the south will soar to a balmy 30C.

And by Friday July 15, some parts will be scorched with highs of 37C.

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The highest ever UK temperature was 38.7C, recorded in Cambridge on 25 July 2019, beating the previous record of 38.5C in Faversham in August 2003.

Yesterday Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said he wouldn’t be surprised if we got at least 35C.

Brian told The Sun: “At the moment long-range computer models are suggesting an increased likelihood of very warm conditions during the last third of July. 

“With parts of southern Europe experiencing extreme heat during the early part of the summer there is the potential for the UK to import some of that if the pressure blocks across Europe and the North Atlantic fall into the right places.

“In recent years periods of extreme heat have become more common in the UK.

"I wouldn't be surprised if temperatures climbed to 35C (91F). To put a little context on that, the hottest day in the entire decade of the 1980s was 34.4C.”

Bookies are already taking bets that red-hot weather looks likely.

William Hill have odds-on at 4/5 for temperatures in July to peak at between 30-34c. 

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William Hill spokesperson, Tony Kenny, said: “The Great British Summer is not very predictable, but it looks as though some hot weather could waft its into July and we’re now odds-on for temperatures to soar above the 30c mark”. 

“June saw an unusually high temperature of 32.4c, but we think there are hotter days to come and make it 10/11 for the 2022 record to be set in July”. 

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