Gloucestershire weather: Are we in for another scorcher?
SUNSEEKERS in Gloucester should curb their enthusiasm ahead of a predicted heat wave next week.
Forecasting group Exacta Weather has predicted temperatures upwards of 34C (93F) in parts of the UK next week, but local weather expert Ian Thomas is suggesting people shouldn't stock up on their factor 50 just yet.
He believes temperatures will be similar to this week, although he hasn't ruled out it getting a bit hotter.
He said: "I'm not sure it's going to get as hot as Exacta Weather are suggesting, that could be a bit wide of the mark to be honest.
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"I wouldn't necessarily rule it out totally, because you can never really predict more than a week in advance and they are talking about the end of the week, so we'll see.
"But I'm expecting it to be much the same as this week to be honest."
The Met Office's forecast is equally as cautious as Mr Thomas's.
They predict temperatures of 19C (66F) on Monday, which is when their forecast ends.
Meanwhile, the weekend should be fairly sunny, Sunday moreso than tomorrow, with temperatures ranging between 19C (66F) and 20C (68F).
No rain is forecast over the weekend.
Today will be cloudy all day with temperatures of 21C (70F).