June 26, 2018 10.25 am This story is over 65 months old

What a scorcher! Lincoln basks in the sun

Maximum temperatures of 29°C predicted for the city

Things are heating up in Lincoln as the UK prepares for the hottest week of the year.

Maximum temperatures of 29°C are predicted by the Met Office for today (Tuesday) but temperatures are likely to average at 24°C.

Things are hotting up in Lincoln with scorching weather forecast into next week. Photo: Met Office

UV Levels are also rated VH (Very High) and sun care is advised for those outside enjoying the sun.

Like grass pollen is also ranked VH, which means that hay fever suffers should stock up on medication if they plan to bask up the sunshine.

The Met Office said there is an 80% chance of a heatwave (where a 30 degree temperature is sustained for two days or more) between Tuesday and Thursday with temperatures gradually rising. 

So how long will this warm, hot weather last?

The Met Office’s Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Jason Kelly said: “With high pressure firmly in charge, the warm and dry weather is here to stay until at least the end of June and although it is still some way off, we could be looking at similar conditions continuing into the start of July.”

The highest temperature recorded in the UK so far this year is 29.1 Celsius at St James Park on April 19. Can that be beaten today?