Met Office warning for UV level spike as heatwave temperatures soar to 24C

Sunseekers have been warned that the high temperatures today will come with a big increase in UV levels.

This means those soaking up the sunshine face a higher risk of burning their skin.

Temperatures today could reach as high as 24C in some areas with the Met Office predicting today to be the warmest day of an overdue mini-heateave.

However on Friday the thermometers will take a dip once again.

Because of the low pressure system it's expected to be warmer for those in the west of the country with Met Office maps showing much of England in the low 20s but Scotland seeing 24C.

Meteorologist Craig Snell told The Sun Online: "We're going to be expecting very dry weather with plenty of sun within the next three days.

"The temperature will peak on Wednesday, reaching 24C in parts of Scotland and northern England.

"We're going to see some rain creep in the the second half of the week, as temperatures will begin to settle down on Friday."

Forecasting conditions throughout the week, BBC weather presenter Matt Taylor said: “With blue skies dominating and winds light, especially the northern half of the UK, this is where we will see the peak of the temperatures.

“Midweek reaching 24C in some sports of the Highlands.

“Always a little bit cooler further south, and that’s down to the position of the high pressure that’s with us, keeping things dry.

Commenting on the conditions Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “Another day of sparkling sunshine for most on Wednesday.

“The sun will be strong.

“High UV levels for many so you will need the suncream on.”

The weather expert warned protection would be needed even though it will be “a little bit fresh first thing on Wednesday morning”.

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