Weather maps show exactly where October heatwave that ‘could hit 30C’ will hit

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    Brits can expect hot temperatures to return in a matter of days as an unseasonable October heatwave looks to be on the cards.

    It comes following what was officially the hottest September in recorded history based on average maximum temperatures.

    Weather forecasters expect the balmy conditions to kick in later this week and into next week. Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden said "a substantial area of high pressure" is headed our way and will bring "a significant rise in temperatures for many parts of the country"

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    Madden added: "We could also see some additional record-breaking weather for the time of the year, and 30C also can't be ruled out as we head into this weekend."

    Advanced weather modelling maps from WX Charts reveal exactly where will feel the upcoming heat. Sunday (October 8) looks to be when things really start warming up for people in the south-east and East Anglia. Southern-central regions and the Midlands will also be warm.

    On Monday (October 9) the heat appears to grow further north up the east coast, also covering more of the country to the west. Tuesday (October 10) looks to be similar, with the warmest conditions still in the south-east (including London).

    It awaits to be seen whether the upcoming hot spell will meet the threshold for an official heatwave. The Met Office defines a heatwave as "when a location records a period of at least three consecutive days with maximum temperatures meeting or exceeding a heatwave temperature threshold. The threshold varies by UK county in the range 25–28C."

    The Met Office said "unusually warm [temperatures] for October" are possible in the south at the start of next week. However, the national weather agency expects temperatures to "trend downward towards the middle of the month".

    Netweather forecaster Jo Farrow said southern and south-east Britain look likely to reach the "mid-20Cs, perhaps even higher" from Sunday. She described conditions as feeling like "a throwback to summer at the weekend" and added that some warmth should even reach "southern Scotland".

    Despite the expected warm conditions, the Met Office has yellow warnings for rain in place from Wednesday (October 4) until Friday (October 6). The warnings cover the west coast of Scotland.

    People there have been told: "Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

    "Where flooding occurs, there is a chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services.

    "There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads.

    "There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

    "There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses."

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