With talk of a heatwave heading to the UK, here’s how hot it’s likely to get in Bournemouth.

According to the Met Office, the story is a mixed bag across the country with the northwest unable to shake off persistent wet conditions while, with high pressure building in the south, it is likely temperatures will start to climb.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Dan Rudman, said: “Temperatures will rise through the week, becoming well above-average by day by Friday when many parts of the southern half of the UK are likely to reach 30C or even 33C in isolated spots.

“This is the first spell of hot weather this year and it is still unusual for temperature to exceed these values in June. Many areas will also see some warm nights with temperatures expected to be in the mid to high teens overnight.”

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Weather forecast for Bournemouth

While Bournemouth is unlikely to reach those top temperatures, it should still feel quite hot in the coming days.

Today is set to be a pleasant day with clear skies and highs of around 22C before becoming cloudy throughout Thursday although still feeling a warm 21C.

Expect the best of the weather on Friday with blue skies and highs of 23C, turning cloudy again on Saturday, although predicted to be the hottest day of the weekend at 24C, there is a risk of showers in the afternoon.

Temperatures will then drop to a comparably chilly 18C on Sunday.

Although Bournemouth isn’t set to be too hot, it’s worth knowing what to be aware of when the mercury does rise.

Agostinho Sousa, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at the UK Health Security Agency, said: ‘‘With temperatures forecast to reach 30C in some parts of the south on Friday we want everyone to enjoy the hot weather safely when it arrives and be aware of good health advice for coping with warmer conditions.

“During periods of hot weather it is especially important to keep checking on those who are most vulnerable, such as older people and those with heart or lung conditions. Make sure to look out for signs of heat exhaustion and follow our simple health advice to beat the heat.”