Brits to bask in mini-heatwave scorcher with temperatures up to 24C in June

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Brits can finally get their tan back on as a sizzling-hot heatwave reaching highs of 24C is just around the corner.

The scorching temperatures are long-awaited as a miserable May comes to an end.

Forecasters say the heat will rise from June 1, starting in the south and slowly increasing early on in the month.

London, Kent and other southern places are braced for the 24 C mini-heatwave – before the 16 day sunny spell meteorologists say will hit from June 15 – July, Birmingham Live reports.

After weeks battling chilly temperatures and torrential downpours, the news will be a blessing for sun-worshipers.

But before the UK can don its sunglasses, it will have to put up with another three days of rain and wind.

Weather scientists say more 'heavy showers' and cold spells will engulf parts of the UK, particularly in the north.

Sarah Kent, from the Met Office, said: “It will be an unsettled start to this week with heavy, thundery showers.

"But the weekend is going to be much better.

“From Thursday, high pressure will bring dry weather and warmer temperatures.

“The weekend looks fine and settled with higher temperatures.”

This May has been one of the wettest since records began and smashed the old record of 131.7mm in 1967.

Melting heat will see Britain through the final stage of the roadmap out of lockdown on June 21, meaning the searing rays coincide with the final closed areas of the economy re-opening.

Annie Shuttleworth, a meteorologist with Met Office, said: "The most likely scenario at the moment is looking like predominantly dry weather, at quite a contrast to what we've seen with the wet weather in May, so that would be an improvement.

"We're hoping by the end of May we will have much drier and settled weather across the UK."

Widespread spells of high pressure is set to move across the UK from the Atlantic by mid-June, long-weather forecasts show.

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