Brits to be extra sunburnt than ever as photo voltaic ‘burps’ may see 31C temperatures

Holidaymakers face being more sunburnt than ever as solar “burps” send UV light soaring.

The Sun – reaching the peak of its 11-year solar cycle – has been ejecting huge flares, which sparked the UK’s Northern Lights last week.

These “burps” could potentially fuel roasting 31C summer temperatures.

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But there is a warning too – they’ll also likely bring a rise in UV light, meaning you could sunburn more. Some folk could turn lobster red in just 30 minutes.

People at beach
Brits could be left sunburnt like never before (file)

Sky weather presenter Kirsty McCabe said: “Solar flares boost UV levels. Watch out in the sunshine.”

Solar flares have already frazzled sunbathers with the highest spring UV levels for years at the weekend. Fair-skinned Brits were advised to stay out of the sun if not using sunblock as the UV rocketed to a “very high” level 7.

And its all down to solar ‘burps’ causing us to roast (stock)

But long-term weather maps revealing the UK’s next heatwave show a flaming June – reaching a scorching 31C in a few weeks time. OpenWeather-Map shows the entire country bathed in a yellow hue from the start of next week.

Bookies have cut odds on this summer being the hottest on record with Coral shortening it to 1/2, from 5/4. Coral’s John Hill said: “Many punters believe things will get much hotter over the next few weeks.”

A general view of Southend beach as Large crowds of people gather in Southend on Sea
Despite the warning of potential sunburn, it is expected that Brits will still flock to the beach (file)

Exacta Weather’s resident expert James Madden recently spoke about Britain’s next heatwave hitting us next week.

He said: “Some of the main third-party computer models are now becoming more popular in recognition of the high pressure that rises across our shores throughout next week.

“This is now likely to bring at least another several days of warm to hot conditions and could initially see temperatures rising into the mid to high 20s quite widely, and 30C or more can’t be entirely ruled out in the hottest spots and for the first time this year.

Brits at the beach
The UK can expect the heat to pick up again next week (file)

“Additionally, there are also some very extreme runs for heat coming through for this final third of this month and into early June, and this particular period and weather scenario for a heatwave is something we have been covering for these exact dates over the past several months in our spring forecast and over the past several weeks in our summer forecast for around early June.

“We should be in full recognition of these high pressure rises across the UK and Ireland with some good cross-model agreement on this, which looks to be perfectly primed for arrival during next week and in time for the spring Bank Holiday weekend and to begin the meteorological summer and June at present.”

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