A weather expert has clarified whether or not we could see the hottest September temperature ever this weekend as the heatwave looks set to continue.
The hottest day of the year so far came on Thursday (September 7) as 32.6C was recorded in Wisley, Surrey. This year's record prior to that was 32.2C set in June.
On Saturday (September 9) temperatures in London and the south-east could possibly reach 33C. Elsewhere will see highs of between 30C and 32C.
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Jim Dale, Senior Meteorological Consultant at British Weather Services, explained this means we won't be seeing the highest ever September temperature.
He told the Daily Star: "We're not looking at the hottest September ever because that's 35.6C – that was 1906 in South Yorkshire.
"But there is a possibility of passing what we got on Thursday – 32.6C.
"Again it's the same areas – London and southwards, maybe northwards into Norfolk. So it's that south-east quadrant.
"The line is from Southampton to Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Anything south-east of that is in the melting pot for 31C and 32C levels. It's just about whether it pushes on to 33C."
Mr Dale went on to say "similar" areas will also be feeling the heat on Sunday (September 10), although Saturday will likely be the hotter of the two days.
The picture won't be the same across the entire country, though. Mr Dale continued: "There is a big division, and the division will make itself more apparent on Sunday.
"On Saturday you've got one or two scattered showers breaking out here or there. Scattered, sporadic, thundery outbreaks, mainly in the west and a little bit in the north.
"By the time we come to Sunday I feel we're going to see those northern areas, in particular Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and northern parts of England, eventually start to succumb.
"The south and east will be staying dry until we get out of the weekend."
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