Blazing sunshine and Mediterranean temperatures are coming to Hampshire this weekend

Daily Echo: Revellers get ready to enjoy warm weather at the Isle of Wight Festival Revellers get ready to enjoy warm weather at the Isle of Wight Festival

DIG out the sun cream and fire up the barbecue – it’s going to be a scorcher!

People across Hampshire are due to be basking in blazing sunshine and Mediterranean temperatures today, with forecasters predicting the hottest day of the year so far.

Those stuck at work or school won’t miss out. It is expected to stay warm all weekend.

For thousands of music fans arriving for the Isle of Wight Festival it is a far cry from two years ago when the venue at Seaclose Park, Newport, turned into a mudbath after a month’s worth of rain fell in one night.

Revellers were dressed for the sunshine in shorts and T-shirts yesterday as they stocked up with supplies for the festival, which is being headlined by Kings of Leon, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Biffy Clyro.

Forecasters were predicting temperatures to hit 22C (72F) in Southampton today.

But as temperatures hit 23C (73F) on the Isle of Wight today festival-goers may be tempted to leave their wellies in their tents as they cake themselves in suntan lotion rather than mud.

People across Hampshire could be coaxed away from watching the World Cup on television and out into their gardens as temperatures on the mainland are expected to hit 22C, 5C warmer than the average for June and 7C warmer than this time last year.

Tomorrow and Sunday will be cloudy and slightly cooler at 20C (68F) to 21C (70F). There is a risk of light showers from tonight.

A Met Office spokeswoman said: “The weather is likely to stay relatively settled but temperatures are likely to come down a little, back towards the average for this time of year, which is around 17C (63F).”

Earlier this week the Met Office’s long-range forecast suggested that this summer could be the hottest ever recorded.

This comes after the third warmest spring on record and last summer’s 20-day heatwave from July 3-23 when the top temperature recorded was 33.5C (92F) on July 22.

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9:40am Fri 13 Jun 14

wossit says...

Where are they off to with that trolley ?
Where are they off to with that trolley ? wossit
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11:22am Fri 13 Jun 14

Soulrebel One says...

Blazing temps this weekend then eh? but it's going to be cooler Saturday and Sunday? so, not the weekend then.
Blazing temps this weekend then eh? but it's going to be cooler Saturday and Sunday? so, not the weekend then. Soulrebel One
  • Score: 6

12:28pm Fri 13 Jun 14

southy says...

Be-careful the Sea and River Temperature,s are down on normal for the time of the year.
Be-careful the Sea and River Temperature,s are down on normal for the time of the year. southy
  • Score: -5

1:42pm Fri 13 Jun 14

camerajuan says...

24 degrees in Winchester right now. Every fan in the office is on.
24 degrees in Winchester right now. Every fan in the office is on. camerajuan
  • Score: 0

4:12pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Leesylou67 says...

Not exactly the best headline to say blazing sunshine this weekend and then follow it up with 'cloudy and lower temperatures on Saturday and Sunday!
Not exactly the best headline to say blazing sunshine this weekend and then follow it up with 'cloudy and lower temperatures on Saturday and Sunday! Leesylou67
  • Score: 1

5:50pm Fri 13 Jun 14

miltonarcher says...

I don't work Thursdays of Fridays, semi retired, lovely, back of the net!
I don't work Thursdays of Fridays, semi retired, lovely, back of the net! miltonarcher
  • Score: 0

6:06pm Fri 13 Jun 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

Just seen forecast, raining tomorrow and colder on Sunday, put the bbqs away everyone!
Just seen forecast, raining tomorrow and colder on Sunday, put the bbqs away everyone! 100%HANTSBOY
  • Score: 2

7:35am Sat 14 Jun 14

Woolston ollie says...

The echo never mentioned the monsoon rain
The echo never mentioned the monsoon rain Woolston ollie
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