Updated: May 13
Brits will see temperatures soaring in a heatwave from as soon as next month as 2022 shapes up to be one of the hottest years on record. The Met Office says temperatures will be among some of the warmest since 1850, with the heat set to rise to up to 28C from as soon as April.
Weather experts at the Met Office predict 2022 will be among the warmest years, with the average global temperature forecast to be between 0.97C and 1.21C (with a central estimate of 1.09C). This is above the average for the pre-industrial period (1850-1900).
This year will be the eighth year in a row when temperatures have exceeded 1.0C above pre-industrial levels.
Meanwhile, it's the second year in succession that the Met Office global temperature forecast for the coming year is slightly lower than some previous years since 2015 - the hottest year on record.
Weather forecaster Jim Dale said the UK can expect the hot weather to come "fairly early" this year with temperatures reaching their highest point in the middle of April.
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