YESTERDAY the Met Office hinted that the UK could see an “official” mini heatwave this week as temperatures are set to rise across the country.

Some parts of the UK have been predicted temperatures as high as 30c this week according to the weather forecaster.

Here in the North East and North Yorkshire, the mercury is expected to exceed average temperatures in September of 18c and reach heights of 26c in places.

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Annie Shuttleworth, a Met Office forecaster, said: “We are expecting temperatures to rise at the beginning of the new week.

“Sunday will be a cloudy and wetter day for much of Scotland and Northern Ireland while those further south will see bright and sunny conditions with temperatures in the mid-twenties.

“Despite a cloudy start to Monday, conditions will be clear and bright with hot temperatures for large parts of England and eastern Wales as the result of continental air moving in from the south.

“This air will start to push through the country on Tuesday and Wednesday, dragging temperatures as high as 29C (84.2F) for parts of the south-east while Scotland and Northern Ireland will also move into the mid-twenties.

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“It’s going to be very warm for the time of year and could even be rather uncomfortable for people trying to sleep at night, with temperatures remaining at around 18C (64.4F) during the evening.”

The Met Office forecast for the North East and North Yorkshire for today and tomorrow reads: “A fine and dry day on Tuesday, with plenty of sunshine once early mist and fog patches dissipate. Warm or very warm for most, though slightly cooler near the coast. Maximum temperature 25 °C.

Tomorrows forecast is also encouraging as the Met Office have said: “Another dry and sunny day, feeling again very warm. Some light winds, though breezy on hills and perhaps coasts. Sun becoming hazy in the evening. Maximum temperature 27 °C.”

Here’s when temperatures will peak today across the North East and North Yorkshire:

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Newcastle Upon Tyne: 4pm at 23c

Darlington: 4pm at 25c

Hartlepool: 12pm at 21c

Durham: 3pm and 4pm at 24c

Bishop Auckland: 4pm and 5pm at 25c

Sunderland: 12pm at 18c

York: 4pm and 5pm at 27c

Scarborough: 12pm at 21c

Northallerton: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm at 25c

Bedale: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, at 26c

Richmond: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm at 25c


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