Original article from Kent Live
Some forecasters are predicting temperatures to reach over 30C in Kent within the next week.
According to the likes of the Weather Outlook and WX Charts, next weekend (June 12 and 13) and the few days after are set to be scorchers.
Their latest weather maps show temperatures reaching the high 20s and even 30C at some points.
The Met Office also said that the rest of June will bring a “taste of summer” with higher than average temperatures expected.
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Maximum temperature charts produced by the Weather Outlook show most parts of the UK will see the mercury peaking between 21C and 30C between Sunday, June 6 and Friday, June 18.
The first signs of 30C could be Saturday June 12, according to their maps.
But during this period, it will be hottest on Wednesday, June 16, whee the mercury will peak at a sweltering 36C (96.8F) in London and between 26C and 30C across most parts of England.
For Sunday, June 13, temperatures will peak at 27C (80.6F) in the southeast of England and between 21C (69.8F) and 24C (75.2F) for the rest of England and Wales.
And Monday, June 14 could be another scorcher in the high 20s.
Outlining the next two weeks, Brian Gaze, founder of the Weather Outlook, said: “Things are looking quite promising for the first half of June, but there is some rain in the forecast.
“The first half of June looks set to bring a good deal of dry and warm weather, especially to the south."
In terms of the longer range forecast, several forecasters are predicting we could be in for a summer of "rollercoaster" weather extremes.
A senior meteorologist and lead European forecaster at AccuWeather said we are looking at "above normal" highs of 30C in the south-east of England during the summer.
Tyler Roys,told Express.co.uk: "Much of this summer will be closer to what is expected… near normal.
"The best chance for any significant heat (above 30C for southern England) will come in July and early August.
"What we expect for this summer is temperatures to be a roller coaster dealing a few days that will be below normal and a few days that happen to be above normal.
"At this time we do not expect any prolonged heat this summer, at best southern England will be at the edge of any heat."
Brian Gaze also predicted that things would be up and down.
He said that warm conditions were expected to linger until August, although short disturbances of rain could also strike.
"Mixed weather for much of July, although the emphasis early on may be on drier and warmer conditions.
"Temperatures on the whole are favoured to be close to the seasonal average.
"The second half could see increasingly unsettled with the likelihood of heavy showery outbreaks of rain."
"However, some drier and warmer spells are still likely."