Leeds is set for a scorcher

Temperatures are set to rise this week with the arrival of a heatwave.
Temperatures are set to rise this week with the arrival of a heatwave.
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It’s been a long time coming - but summer will finally arrive in Leeds tomorrow.

The heatwave could see temperatures reach 35C in some parts, with temperatures in Britain soaring above those in Rio de Janeiro.

It is being caused by a warm front and tropical continental air mass from Europe pushing across the country, bringing with it high temperatures and humidity.

In Yorkshire, temperatures are expected to rise rapidly tomorrow after a cloudy start in many areas.

It will leave a hot dry day with plenty of sunshine, and Wednesday will be even warmer, with many areas nudging 30C and Leeds forecast to see 29C.

Thunderstorms are likely to develop in some northern parts by Tuesday afternoon, and temperatures are predicted to drop on Thursday, but are likely to rise again before the weekend.

Public Health England (PHE) Yorkshire and the Humber is urging people to think how the weather may impact them.

Martyn Regan, centre director for PHE Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “While many people enjoy hot weather, high temperatures can be dangerous, especially for people who may be particularly vulnerable such as older people, young children and those with serious illnesses.

“We want everyone to be able to enjoy the good weather safely.”

He added: “Older people and those with long-term illnesses are particularly vulnerable to the effects of very hot weather, so it’s important to look out for them.”