UK weather forecast LIVE: Brits to bake in 25C Summer Solstice scorcher with 16 HOURS of glorious sunshine | The Sun

BRITS are in for a day of glorious sunshine and warm weather today as the Summer Solstice brings 16 hours of sun and 25C heat.

This news comes after Brits experienced sweltering 34C temperatures last Friday, before thunderstorms and rain brought that to an end.

This comes as experts predict Brits could be in four AT LEAST four more heatwaves before the end of summer.

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, and combined with the scorching weather will bring about buckets of sunshine for Brits.

In keeping with the warm weather, today marked Scotland's hottest day of the year so far, as temperatures skyrocketed to 25C.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest forecasts and updates…

  • Lauren Lomas

    The summer solstice at Glastonbury

    Crowds visited Glastonbury Tor to celebrate the last night before the summer solstice today.

    As the sun reached its highest point over the Tropic of Cancer, crowds flocked to Stone Henge and Glastonbury Tor to celebrate.

    The sun reached its peak at 5:13am EDT.

    Those celebrating witnessed magical scenes as the sun rose early this morning for the longest day of the year.

    A large crowd of revellers congregate at the Glastonbury Tor to celebrate the last sunset before the summer solsticeCredit: Lee Thomas
  • Lauren Lomas

    HUGE solar storm could cause CHAOS on Earth

    A solar flare, which is an explosion on the sun's surface, has DOUBLED in size.

    NASA explains: "The explosive heat of a solar flare can't make it all the way to our globe, but electromagnetic radiation and energetic particles certainly can.

    "Solar flares can temporarily alter the upper atmosphere creating disruptions with signal transmission from, say, a GPS satellite to Earth causing it to be off by many yards."

    A solar storm can emit amazing northern lights and can disrupt phone signals and satellites.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Scorching temperatures Thursday

    Highs of 27C in the south east, 21C in Scotland and 26C in Birmingham.

    While it will be very warm this week, it looks as though it could be quite overcast with sunny spells for the majority of the UK.

    The north and the midlands will see scattered rain here and there.

    In the south west it will be relatively sunny with highs of 21C.

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    Rain to hit this weekend for Brits

    Looks as though this weekend could be a wash out.

    Temperatures are going to dip again as rain hits, with highs of around 19C in the south east with lows of 10C.

    Saturday could bring 70 per cent precipitation, with rain showers continuing through to Tuesday next week for Brits.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Summer sun this week before the weekend brings turbulent conditions

    Brits will see gorgeous highs of 27C this week before the weekend brings rain and potential storms, once again.

    Temperatures are climbing once again, hitting the high 20s this week.

    Shame it has to happen while the majority of Brits are working! The weekend looks as though it could be a wash out.

  • Joseph Gamp

    'Rare climate change event', says expert

    The Met Office had issued a Level 3 Heat Health Alert and an expert warned of a "rare climate change event" amid the scorcher.

    Level 3 means hot weather could increase the health risks to the vulnerable.

    But the thunder arrived with a bang on Saturday night, with Becky Mitchell telling The Mirror: “It felt like it was just getting into summer but it's cooler now.

    "Lots of places in the UK have seen a temperature drop of about 10 to 15 degrees in some places, which is massive."

  • Joseph Gamp

    More heatwaves are on the way, says expert

    Leon Brown, from The Weather Company, based in the US, told the Mail on Sunday more heatwaves lasting days on end could be on the way.

    And the next hot spell could be as early as July, and it may even be hotter than the 32.7C scorcher Britain has just emerged out of.

    He said: "More heatwaves imported from the Continent to the UK are forecast this summer, each reaching at least 28C – and likely higher – and each lasting several days."

  • Joseph Gamp

    A cloudy start for parts of Scotland and NI

    The longest day of the year today will see most areas of Britain bask in 25C temperatures with plenty of sunshine in the forecast ahead.

    However, the Met Office says parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland are getting off to cloudy starts this morning.

    It also says "patchy rain" is moving south but it remains "dry and sunny for much of England and Wales".

  • Joseph Gamp

    Weather outlook for Thursday to Saturday

    Mostly dry on Thursday and warm, locally hot in the south.

    Turning unsettled on Friday and Saturday with showers, heavy locally thundery and some longer spells of rain.

    Becoming cooler.

  • henry moore

    Scotland’s warmest day of the year so far

    The country saw temperatures of over 24C today, as we ramp up towards another heatwave.

    While last week was a scorcher in England, it remained cool in Scotland.

    This week will be a different story, as things will continue to get warmer in the coming days.

  • henry moore

    Weather outlook for today: Dry and warm

    Tomorrow will be warm and dry for most of the UK, with the odd rain shower.

    The Met Office said: “Fine and sunny for most of England and Wales away from the far northwest and feeling warm.

    “Cloudier over the north and northwest with some light rain.”

    The south east might see highs of around 26C with warm, dry weather.

    Scotland looks as though it could be overcast tomorrow with highs of 18C.

    Wales should be pleasant tomorrow with highs of 23C, and sunny spells.

    In Birmingham and the north of England it will be similar conditions with highs of 24C and sunny patches.

  • henry moore

    London’s outlook for Tuesday

    Temperatures are once again on the rise, and Londoners can expect a warm and dry day tomorrow, according to the Met Office.

    This comes after thunderstorms battered the nation for much of the weekend, following a scorching heatwave the week before.

    “A fine and dry day with prolonged periods of sunshine. Some patchy cloud possible by evening. Dry with light winds and feeling warm. Maximum temperature 25 °C”

  • henry moore

    Some Brits to experience 16 HOURS of daylight today

    Tomorrow marks the Summer Solstice, and with that, the longest day of the year.

    Some Brits will experience up to 16 hours of daylight.

    On top of this, temperatures are set to ramp up once more, with many places seeing 25C.

    A good long day to enjoy the sun!

  • henry moore

    Another FOUR heatwaves could hit the UK with 28C sunshine

    Britain could be sizzled by another FOUR heatwaves this summer, an expert has warned.

    Plumes as hot as Spanish summers could descend on the nation – sending the mercury rocketing to “well into the high thirties“.

    Leon Brown, from The Weather Company, based in the US, told the Mail on Sunday more heatwaves lasting days on end could be on the way.

    And the next hot spell could be as early as July, and it may even be hotter than the 32.7C scorcher Britain has just emerged out of.

    He said: “More heatwaves imported from the Continent to the UK are forecast this summer, each reaching at least 28C – and likely higher – and each lasting several days.”

    A second could be on the way in the second half of the month while a further two could be on the cards in August and even September.

    “We should see well into the 30s – 36C would not be at all surprising”, he claimed.

    But the Met Office’s Becky Mitchell told The Sun the UK-based forecaster is “not predicting heatwaves at this stage”.

  • henry moore

    What is heat exhaustion?

    As we get hotter, our blood vessels open up, which lowers blood pressure.

    This means the heart has to work harder in order to circulate blood, causing milder symptoms like swollen feat or heat rash.

    It also affects our levels of fluids and salt through sweating, and alters the balance of them in our bodies.

    When this is combined with decreased blood pressure, heat exhaustion can result.

    The symptoms include nausea, dizziness, muscle weakness, sweating, cool and clammy skin, irritability and confusion.

    A key sign is body temperature going above 41C – which can occur within 10 to 15 minutes of being in hot weather, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • henry moore

    In pictures: Brits bask in sunshine as hot weather returns

    Brits are once again enjoying the warm weather, as the weekend’s rain passes and the heat returns.

    By the end of this week, Brits will be basking in another heatwave, as scorching temperatures return.

    By Thursday, some areas in the south will hit 29C.

  • henry moore

    Pollen levels skyrocket across the UK

    According to the Met Office, pollen is rampant at the moment.

    Be careful if you have allergies to lawn and nettle pollen, which are easily spread in warm, dry weather.

    At the moment levels remain “very high” for the UK.

    It is important to treat hay fever if you suffer from it.

    This can be done by taking anti histamine tablets or avoiding grassy areas.

  • henry moore

    Europe plunged into chaos, as heatwave causes wildfires

    The UK as not been the only nation to be hit by sweltering heat, as Italy, France and Spain are on high alert after wildfires rage.

    Italy has seen a major river reduce by 10ft.

    The Po River, which runs 400 miles long from the Alps to the Adriatic sea, but has dried up so much farmers are worried that they are saying fruit and veg production will reduce by 40 per cent according to The Express.

    Meanwhile in Spain, more than 60,000 of pine trees were destroyed in the Castile and Leon region.

  • henry moore

    Manchester’s outlook for Tuesday

    The Met Office has released tomorrow’s forecast for Manchester.

    Those who live in the area are in for a pleasant day, with a small chance of showers.

    “Tuesday will be a fine day with the best of the warm sunshine in the south. Cloudier in the north, with a small risk isolated afternoon showers over higher ground. Maximum temperature 23 °C.”

  • henry moore

    Today is Scotland's warmest day of the year so far

    The country saw temperatures of over 24C today, as we ramp up towards another heatwave.

    While last week was a scorcher in England, it remained cool in Scotland.

    This week will be a different story, as things will continue to get warmer in the coming days.

  • henry moore

    Weather outlook for tomorrow: Dry and warm

    Tomorrow will be warm and dry for most of the UK, with the odd rain shower.

    The Met Office said: “Fine and sunny for most of England and Wales away from the far northwest and feeling warm.

    “Cloudier over the north and northwest with some light rain.”

    The south east might see highs of around 26C with warm, dry weather.

    Scotland looks as though it could be overcast tomorrow with highs of 18C.

    Wales should be pleasant tomorrow with highs of 23C, and sunny spells.

    In Birmingham and the north of England it will be similar conditions with highs of 24C and sunny patches.

  • henry moore

    London’s outlook for Tuesday

    Temperatures are once again on the rise, and Londoners can expect a warm and dry day tomorrow, according to the Met Office.

    This comes after thunderstorms battered the nation for much of the weekend, following a scorching heatwave the week before.

    “A fine and dry day with prolonged periods of sunshine. Some patchy cloud possible by evening. Dry with light winds and feeling warm. Maximum temperature 25 °C”

  • henry moore

    Some Brits to experience 16 HOURS of daylight tomorrow

    Tomorrow marks the Summer Solstice, and with that, the longest day of the year.

    Some Brits will experience up to 16 hours of daylight.

    On top of this, temperatures are set to ramp up once more, with many places seeing 25C.

    A good long day to enjoy the sun!

  • henry moore

    Another FOUR heatwaves could hit the UK with 28C sunshine

    Britain could be sizzled by another FOUR heatwaves this summer, an expert has warned.

    Plumes as hot as Spanish summers could descend on the nation – sending the mercury rocketing to “well into the high thirties“.

    Leon Brown, from The Weather Company, based in the US, told the Mail on Sunday more heatwaves lasting days on end could be on the way.

    And the next hot spell could be as early as July, and it may even be hotter than the 32.7C scorcher Britain has just emerged out of.

    He said: “More heatwaves imported from the Continent to the UK are forecast this summer, each reaching at least 28C – and likely higher – and each lasting several days.”

    A second could be on the way in the second half of the month while a further two could be on the cards in August and even September.

    “We should see well into the 30s – 36C would not be at all surprising”, he claimed.

    But the Met Office’s Becky Mitchell told The Sun the UK-based forecaster is “not predicting heatwaves at this stage”.

  • henry moore

    What is heat exhaustion?

    As we get hotter, our blood vessels open up, which lowers blood pressure.

    This means the heart has to work harder in order to circulate blood, causing milder symptoms like swollen feat or heat rash.

    It also affects our levels of fluids and salt through sweating, and alters the balance of them in our bodies.

    When this is combined with decreased blood pressure, heat exhaustion can result.

    The symptoms include nausea, dizziness, muscle weakness, sweating, cool and clammy skin, irritability and confusion.

    A key sign is body temperature going above 41C – which can occur within 10 to 15 minutes of being in hot weather, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

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