With talk of a heatwave heading to the UK, here’s how hot it’s likely to get in Brighton.

According to the Met Office, the story is a mixed bag across the country with the northwest unable to shake off persistent wet conditions while, with high pressure building in the south, it is likely temperatures will start to climb.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Dan Rudman, said: “Temperatures will rise through the week, becoming well above-average by day by Friday when many parts of the southern half of the UK are likely to reach 30C or even 33C in isolated spots.

“This is the first spell of hot weather this year and it is still unusual for temperature to exceed these values in June. Many areas will also see some warm nights with temperatures expected to be in the mid to high teens overnight.”

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Weather forecast for Brighton

The Argus: Brighton will see temperatures reach 27C over the weekend. Picture: PABrighton will see temperatures reach 27C over the weekend. Picture: PA

While Brighton is unlikely to reach those top temperatures, it should still feel pretty hot in the coming days.

Today is set fo be a fine day with mostly clear skies and highs of 22C. Thursday should feel even warmer at 24C but less sunny due to cloudy conditions for just about the whole day.

Temperatures continue to increase though and Friday looks likely to reach 25C accompanied by plenty of sunshine all day too.

Another dry and bright day on Saturday although with more cloud around than the day before, which might come as a relief in the 27C heat.

All good things must come to an end though and come Sunday, temperatures drop down to a not too chilly 19C along with a chance of showers throughout large parts of the day.

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Although Brighton isn’t set to get unbearably hot, it’s worth knowing what to be aware of when the mercury does rise.

Agostinho Sousa, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at the UK Health Security Agency, said: ‘‘With temperatures forecast to reach 30C in some parts of the south on Friday we want everyone to enjoy the hot weather safely when it arrives and be aware of good health advice for coping with warmer conditions.

“During periods of hot weather, it is especially important to keep checking on those who are most vulnerable, such as older people and those with heart or lung conditions. Make sure to look out for signs of heat exhaustion and follow our simple health advice to beat the heat.”