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Families are to enjoy highs of 93F this week as African plume brings ‘record-setting’ heatwave

The school holidays are set to get off to a sunny start in heats of up to 93F (34C) this week as soaring temperatures and humidity sweep the UK.

It comes after a mild weekend of 77F in the south east, while the north west and Scotland has seen a yellow weather warning in place for heavy rain following a damp Friday across the c

But as the week goes on the country is set to be hotter than the Caribbean as a 700-mile wide ‘Moroccan heat’ arrives on Wednesday – which is anticipated to be the hottest day of the year at 95F (35C) in parts of the UK.  

Monday will see rain lessen in northern England with the downpours set to stay in north-west Scotland, while England and Wales will see the mercury soar to 81F (27C). 

It comes after the country was battered with heavy downpours Friday and Saturday which saw the school summer holidays get off to a soggy start. 

Continuing into the week, revellers will enjoy temperatures of up to 95F, but it will feel much hotter due to the humidity, Helen Roberts, Met Office forecaster told MailOnline.

The school holidays are set to get off to a sunny start in heats of up to 93F (34C) this week as soaring temperatures and humidity sweep the UK. Pictured: Brighton Beach today

Doggy paddle anyone? Branksome Dene Chine beach in Bournemouth hosted the UK dog surfing championships today. Pictured: A malamute lies on a paddleboard with his owner

Doggy paddle anyone? Branksome Dene Chine beach in Bournemouth hosted the UK dog surfing championships today. Pictured: A malamute lies on a paddleboard with his owner 

A man in a ScoobyDoo costume puts his hand up to his dog - which appears to be a Labrador cross - in Bournemouth

A man in a ScoobyDoo costume puts his hand up to his dog – which appears to be a Labrador cross – in Bournemouth

The 700-mile wide 'Moroccan heat ' is shown, set to deliver 43C (109F) highs to Spain and roast Britain throughout the week

The 700-mile wide ‘Moroccan heat ‘ is shown, set to deliver 43C (109F) highs to Spain and roast Britain throughout the week

 ‘In the south east on Wednesday and Thursday will see temperatures in the mid 30s (86-95F), with it being particularly warm in East Anglia and the south east corner’ of the England’ she said.  

‘Tuesday night into Wednesday will be particularly warm, with temperatures in the 20s (68 – 84F), which we’ll be offering an advisory note for’ she told MailOnline.   

The hot weather is forecast to peak next Tuesday and Wednesday, which could set a new record for the UK’s hottest day of the year so far – beating the 93F (34C) recorded in west London on June 29.

Temperatures will steadily rise throughout the week, from 84F (29C) on Monday, 91F (33C) on Tuesday, and then expected to reach heights of 95F (35C) on Wednesday, according to The Weather Outlook.

 

Temperatures will steadily rise throughout the week, from 84F (29C) on Monday, 91F (33C) on Tuesday, and then expected to reach heights of 95F (35C) on Wednesday, according to The Weather Outlook

Temperatures will steadily rise throughout the week, from 84F (29C) on Monday, 91F (33C) on Tuesday, and then expected to reach heights of 95F (35C) on Wednesday, according to The Weather Outlook

There were also prizes for the best dressed surfing dog

There were also prizes for the best dressed surfing dog

A man struggles to keep his balance atop a paddle board as his spaniel dons a fetching life jacket

A man struggles to keep his balance atop a paddle board as his spaniel dons a fetching life jacket

A malamute chases a boxer dogs in the Bournemouth beach race today

A malamute chases a boxer dogs in the Bournemouth beach race today

As such, the UK is set to be hotter than Barbados – which will peak at 88F (31C) – with even the north set to reach 86F (30C).   

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Dan Harris said: ‘As we head into next week we are expecting some parts of the country to see some very warm weather, which could reach heatwave thresholds. However, in the cloudier, windier and wetter parts of the North West temperatures will be nearer normal despite high humidity.’ 

Following speculation about a ‘continental heat dome’, Mr Harris added: ‘A high-pressure system will develop over the near continent, bringing warm continental air into the south and east of the UK.’   

A man in a ScoobyDoo costumer paddles with his black dog while he competes with a man in trunks who paddles with a Beagle

A man in a ScoobyDoo costumer paddles with his black dog while he competes with a man in trunks who paddles with a Beagle

Kate Durrant and Tilly the labradoodle sprint for the finish line on the beach in Bournemouth

Kate Durrant and Tilly the labradoodle sprint for the finish line on the beach in Bournemouth

Kate Durrant and Tilly the labradoodle sprint for the finish line on the beach in Bournemouth

Kate and Tilly run on the beach

Kate Durrant wears saltrock surf gear as she joins Tilly the labradoodle to sprint for the finish line on the beach in Bournemouth

A man falls of his surfboard while his spaniel companion stays firmly put

A man falls of his surfboard while his spaniel companion stays firmly put

Newman with 'Tally-Ho' the Jack Russell run across the beach

Newman with ‘Tally-Ho’ the Jack Russell run across the beach 

Canine-lovers in Bournemouth made the most of the sunny weather by going to the annual dog-surfing championships

Canine-lovers in Bournemouth made the most of the sunny weather by going to the annual dog-surfing championships

Sophie Yeomans, Meteorological Office spokeswoman, said: ‘From Sunday, we are due to have drier and brighter conditions particularly in southern England and extending into Wales.

‘We are expecting some fairly hot temperatures over the coming days, which are due to build from around 25C on Sunday (77F) to 34C (93F) by Wednesday.

‘The change is due to warm air flowing north from Europe, where it is due to bring temperatures in the 40s Celsius (100s Fahrenheit) in Spain and 30C (90F) in parts of France.’

These stunning pictures show the Household Cavalry riding into the sunset for the first time ever after taking a trip to the seaside. Professional photographer Chris Taylor, 47, managed to capture the beautiful images showing the horses along the seafront with a golden backdrop behind them

These stunning pictures show the Household Cavalry riding into the sunset for the first time ever after taking a trip to the seaside. Professional photographer Chris Taylor, 47, managed to capture the beautiful images showing the horses along the seafront with a golden backdrop behind them

Professional photographer Chris Taylor, 47, managed to capture the beautiful images showing the horses along the seafront with a golden backdrop behind them

Professional photographer Chris Taylor, 47, managed to capture the beautiful images showing the horses along the seafront with a golden backdrop behind them

Canine-lovers in Bournemouth made the most of the sunny weather by going to the annual dog-surfing championships. 

Competitors and their four-legged friends took to the water in a series of tightly contested heats, which culminated in a sprint finish across the sand. 

There were also prizes for the best dressed surfing dog.   

Elsewhere, the Household Cavalry have ridden into the sunset for the first time ever after taking a trip to the seaside.

Harriet Telfer riding in the Household Cavalry as they ride into the sunset on Holkham beach

Harriet Telfer riding in the Household Cavalry as they ride into the sunset on Holkham beach

Captain Rob Perera riding in the Household Cavalry as they ride into the sunset on Holkham beach

Captain Rob Perera riding in the Household Cavalry as they ride into the sunset on Holkham beach

Professional photographer Chris Taylor, 47, managed to capture the beautiful images showing the horses along the seafront with a golden backdrop behind them.

The riders and their mounts headed to deserted Holkham Beach in Norfolk to celebrate as Major Richard Chambers retires from the regiment after 31 years.

The Household Cavalry are world-famous for their presence at high-profile events like royal weddings, presidential visits and Queen’s birthday celebrations.

Chris, from Sheringham, Norfolk said: ‘This is the first time they have ever ridden there at sunset.

A woman covers her head with a newspaper as she walks through torrential rain in Manchester city centre on Friday

A woman covers her head with a newspaper as she walks through torrential rain in Manchester city centre on Friday

Torrential rains hits London

Torrential rain hits Manchester city centre

Women walk through torrential rain on Friday on Oxford Street in London (left) and Manchester city centre (right)

A sea of umbrellas dominate the landscape as crowds of people taking part in today's Newcastle Pride march take shelter during a heavy downpour

A sea of umbrellas dominate the landscape as crowds of people taking part in today’s Newcastle Pride march take shelter during a heavy downpour

‘It was a special ride with seven of their horses and riders.

‘Major Richard Chambers has been doing the Holkham rides since the very first one.

‘It was stunning, they had a ride out on the beach and we got really lucky with the weather.

‘It all worked out really well.

The Household Cavalry have ridden into the sunset for the first time ever after taking a trip to the seaside in these stunning pictures

The Household Cavalry have ridden into the sunset for the first time ever after taking a trip to the seaside in these stunning pictures 

The Household Cavalry ride into the sunset on Holkham beach, Norfolk

The Household Cavalry ride into the sunset on Holkham beach, Norfolk

‘I wish Major Chambers all the best.’

The rides are a chance for the Life Guards and Blues and Royals soldiers to strengthen the bonds with their horses and improve their balance by walking in the sea.

The regiments are among the army’s most senior, and they have been coming to Norfolk for more than 30 years.

With roots dating back to 1660, the formations are part of the Queen’s official bodyguard, and are normally based at Windor and at the Hyde Park Barracks in London.

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