UK weather forecast – Heatwave with sweltering humidity will 'feel like' 44C this week sparking health warning

BRITS will enjoy another heatwave this week but experts have warned it will "feel like" 44C.

The high temperatures will come with sweltering humidity, prompting Public Health England (PHE) to issue a warning.

PHE issued a level-2 "alert and readiness" warning, and older people have been advised to not go outside during the hottest part of the day.

Charts from Netweather show high levels of humidity could make temperatures "feel like" 111F (44C), before the end of next week.

The hottest day of the year is expected to fall on Wednesday as the scorching weather front sweeps the country.

And temperatures will steadily rise throughout the week.

On Monday it is expected to be 29C, while it will hit 33C on Tuesday 33C and on Wednesday it could reach a whopping 34C, according to The Weather Outlook.

If temperatures stay high in the same spots for three consecutive days, the Met Office deems it a heatwave.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: "Monday will be wet and windy across northwestern parts of the UK, elsewhere there will be one or two showers but temperatures will be rising – we're looking at highs of 29C (84.2).

"On Tuesday the rain and strong winds in the North West will have eased and it will turn drier, elsewhere there should be lots of sunshine with highs of 33C (91.4F) or higher."

London and the South East have the greatest chance of getting to 33C (91.4F) on Tuesday, he said.


Wednesday could reach 34C in the East and South East – topping this year's record high which was set at Heathrow and Northolt on June 29.

The hottest July day ever is 36.7C (98F) – a record that looks unlikely to be beaten this week.

Mr Burkill said: "There's a risk of some thundery showers developing through the rest of the week, there's a bit of uncertainty.

"We could see some wet weather coming in from the west so things could turn a bit fresher, or the hot and sunny weather could continue.

"But it doesn't look like temperatures will get much hotter than 34C (93.2F)."

He added: "The hot weather could last through much of the next week and into next weekend or it could break down much earlier – there's a lot to play for."

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