There is a 60% probability of heat-health alert criteria being met between midnight on Friday 17 June and midnight on Sunday 19 June in parts of England.
Current watch level: Level 2 – Alert and Readiness
Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather.
There is high confidence for temperatures to rise significantly through the second half of this week, becoming widely warm or very warm across England and likely hot, or perhaps even very hot in central and southern areas for a time.
The highest temperatures are expected on Friday, with daytime maxima likely to reach into the low to mid-30s of Celsius across large parts of central and southern England.
A cold front will move slowly southeastwards across the country overnight Friday into Saturday.
This is likely to bring rain or thundery showers, with an eventual return to drier, but fresher conditions.
There remains uncertainty in regards to the speed of progression of this weather front on Saturday.
A slower outcome may allow for the very warm or hot conditions to persist in the south and east for another day on Saturday, before a more definitive return to more seasonable temperatures for all regions of England by Sunday.
An update will be issued when the alert level changes in any region. Alerts are issued once a day by 0900 if required and are not subject to amendment in between standard issue times. Note that the details of the forecast weather are valid at the time of issue but may change over the period that an alert remains in force.