UK weather – Brits to swelter through 30C heatwave for TWO WEEKS as skies clear just in time for Euro final this weekend

BRITS are set to sizzle in a 30C heatwave that will last TWO WEEKS as skies clear just in time for the Euro final this weekend.

A “hot spell” of weather is due to arrive on these shores from July 19 and will last until August 2, the Met Office has predicted.

In recent weeks the UK has been plagued by heavy downpours and thunderstorms but it looks as if summery weather will finally hit later this month.

But in brighter news, the Met Office's long range forecast is predicting sunnier spells for the rest of July and into early August, where conditions could be 'warmer and drier' than the average year. 

The Met Office says that from July 19 there is an "increased chance of some very warm or hot spells occurring,"

Forecasters say "fine and dry weather for much of the UK is most likely for the rest of July" from that point on.

And temperatures are expected to soar as high as 30C.

And despite the gloomy weather for England’s clash with Denmark tonight – should the Three Lions progress to the final on Sunday, also at Wembley, the weather should be drier and warmer.

Greg Dewhurst, a meteorologist told Sun Online: "Our latest models have temperatures around 22C (21.6F), possibly 23C (73.4F) – there is still the risk of a few showers around but perhaps less frequent and less heavy compared to Wednesday," Mr Dewhurst said.

Thursday into Friday looks like there will still be some showers around, but that risk decreases, added Mr Dewhurst.

Temperatures are currently sitting at around 21C (69.8F) – about average for the time of year.

With more torrential rain set to sweep across the UK this week, bookmaker Coral already makes this month odds on, at 1-2, to be the wettest July since records began.

"The bright start to Monday morning will be a distant memory with some of the weather forecast for this week and we are now firmly expecting this month to enter the record books as the wettest July of all time," said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

From this weekend, the Met Office predicts that the weather will begin to settle, with warmer and drier conditions across the country.

It comes after spectators attempted to shelter themselves from the rain on day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London on Saturday.

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