Despite autumn getting underway, the UK is experiencing a heatwave this week.

The Met Office predicts temperatures on Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7 will reach 32C in some parts of the UK.

It’s also likely that the heatwave will continue into the weekend for England and Wales, but how much of the heatwave will London see?

Discussing the hotter-than-usual weather, Met Office Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “High pressure is situated to the southeast of the UK, which is bringing more settled conditions and temperatures well above average for the time of year."

Adding: "An active tropical cyclone season in the North Atlantic has helped to amplify the pattern across the North Atlantic, pushing the jet stream well to the north of the UK, allowing some very warm air to be drawn north."

London weather forecast as heatwave continues

Wednesday, September 6

On Wednesday, temperatures in London are expected to reach 31C at around 4pm with locals feeling the heat throughout the day.

There is less than a 5% chance of rain and no clouds are expected.

Thursday, September 7

Londoners should brace for continued hot temperatures on Thursday with 29C expected at 4pm.

Friday, September 8

Temperatures on Friday are set to be similar with the hottest being 29C at 4pm.

There will be sunny intervals and no clouds with a less than 5% chance of rain.


Saturday, September 9

On Saturday, temperatures in London are expected to reach a maximum of 29C at 4pm.

It will be a sunny day but there is an up to 10% chance of precipitation.

Sunday, September 10

A maximum temperature of 29C is expected for Sunday at 4pm.

There will be sunny intervals and up to a 10% chance of rain.

Monday, September 11

Although sunny intervals are predicted for Monday in London, it’s expected to be cloudy by late morning.

It’s not expected to be a cold day though with temperatures reaching 26C at 1pm.

When will the heatwave end in London?

Looking at the full forecast for the next week, it seems temperatures in London will be hot for a little while yet. 

However, with much of the country set to cool down starting next Monday, it shouldn't be too long until the autumn weather arrives.