Britain is bracing for another heatwave, with this one lasting longer than July’s record-breaking spell.

Brits can expect to see temperatures with highs of up to 35C which will last over a “prolonged period”, forecasters have said.

As pressure builds across the UK, the whole of England and Wales can expect to see such weather continue over the next weeks.

Parts of north-west Scotland may be cloudier and breezier up to Wednesday, but fine weather is expected for all areas of the country later in the week.

It comes after Sunday brought wall-to-wall sunshine for most of Britain, with a high of 28.1C recorded in Frittenden, Kent.

Met Office meteorologist Tom Morgan said: “It will be a lot of sunshine for a vast majority of the UK and also temperatures rising day after day.

“Not everyone will initially see those sunny conditions, but towards the end of the week even Scotland and Northern Ireland will join the rest of the UK in having generally fine, sunny and very warm if not hot conditions.

“It does look like a prolonged period of dry weather and obviously that’s bad news for southern England where some rain would really be useful now.

“In terms of temperatures we’re looking at them build from 28C or 29C tomorrow to the low to mid 30s from Thursday onwards, so a fairly widespread heatwave developing across the UK this week.

“The peak of the temperatures look likely to occur on Friday or Saturday.”

Met Office forecast for Renfrew

The Met Office is forecasting a warm and sunny week for Renfrew, with highs of 27 degrees and sunny on Friday and 25 degrees on Saturday.

Temperatures remain at least 21 degrees all week, with the sun making an appearance every day except Tuesday and Sunday.

No rain is forecasted at all, so it is set to be a dry and warm week.

Tom Morgan continued: “The heatwave we saw at the end of July, that was relatively short-lived and saw exceptionally high, record-breakingly high temperatures.

“We’re quite confident temperatures will not go as high as they did during July, but the difference is that this is going to be quite a prolonged period of temperatures in the low 30s, so it will be very notable nonetheless.

“Heatwave criteria are likely to be met across many parts of the UK and there will no doubt be some adverse impacts from heatwave exhaustion, dehydration and so on, so we do anticipate some potentially adverse effects to the NHS and more vulnerable people having heat-related problems through this period of time.”

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