Brits set to broil in 12-day heatwave as ‘Portuguese plume’ sparks 35C scorcher

Brits face almost two weeks of heatwave from Sunday as a blistering 35C (95F) ‘Portuguese plume’ makes Britain hotter than Bali.

BBC weather forecast a dozen hot days in a row, stretching until July 21.

After the mercury hit 26C on Saturday, a ‘Sunday swelter’ will see thermometers record 30C before highs climb to 33C by Tuesday, with 35C on the cards by Saturday – and staying over the 27C heatwave threshold after next weekend.

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And up to 13 more days at over 27C are due into August and September, said forecasters at The Weather Company, the world’s biggest commercial forecaster.

A heat blitz incoming from 42C Portugal – as shown on a weather map (attached) – is helping trigger a beer and BBQ weekend blowout.

50 million pub pints are being supped this weekend, British Beer and Pub Association consumption trends show.

10 million burgers and five million sausages are being gobbled in a BBQs boom as supermarket sales rocket.

A beach rush is seeing 75,000 visitors flock to Great Yarmouth, with 100,000 in Brighton and 250,000 in Cornwall.

But day-trippers are clogging roads with congestion on coastal routes including the A23 to Brighton, A31 to Dorset, A30 to Cornwall and M55 to Blackpool.

The hot run will boost tourism bosses and festivals being held for first time in three years after Covid.

Even the North is due 30C by Tuesday.

Britain is hotter than 29C, Bali, Indonesia.

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The 32.7C record for Britain’s hottest day of the year is set to be smashed. It was set on June 17, at Santon Downham, Suffolk.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “33C is possible early in the week – and even higher temperatures are possible next weekend.”

The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “35C or above is shown on forecast models. Exceptional heat is moving north from Iberia.”

Britain’s hottest temperature ever recorded is the 38.7C (101.7F) on July 25, 2019, in Cambridge.

But there are health fears for the swelter in coming days.

An amber level 3 Government heat health warning – one tier below a level 4 national emergency – starts tomorrow (Monday) and runs until Friday. It is set to be extended further.

The alert ordered community groups to ‘activate community emergency plans,’ told hospitals to expect to be busier than usual and compelled health staff to make daily contact with the ill, vulnerable and elderly.

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