Brits will see a return this week of the heatwave caused a sweltering July last month as temperatures hit 82.4F (29C) today. 

According to the Met Office, temperatures will rise to at least 86F (30C) on Tuesday and then to 87.8F (31) by Wednesday. They should also reach 95F (35C) Friday and Saturday. 

Today, a Met Office spokesperson told MailOnline that temperatures in the South could soar to the upper 30Cs and beyond. This is because the UK continues to experience prolonged high temperatures. 

He added that “The high pressure will keep them nice and dry” and they will remain this way throughout the week. According to the Met Office, temperatures should begin falling by Monday (mid-30Cs), but conditions may remain dry. 

This comes after parts of the UK were placed under hosepipe bans, and it is possible that more regions will soon be affected. Southern Water already imposed a hosepipe ban for customers in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight on Friday, while the measure will follow exactly a week later for South East Water customers in Kent and Sussex with rulebreakers looking at fines of up to £1,000. 

Met Office chief forecaster Steve Willington said: 'We could see parts of the UK entering heatwave conditions if the above-average temperatures last for three days or more.' Pictured: Bournemouth beach

Steve Willington is the Met Office’s chief forecaster. He stated that temperatures above the average could lead to heatwave conditions in parts of the UK if they last three or more days. Pictured: Bournemouth beach

Today will see temperatures hitting 27C (80.6F) in the southeast as the UK continues to experience hot temperatures this week

Temperatures today will reach 27C (80.6F in the southeast) as hot weather continues across the UK. 

The sun rises behind the city of London this morning on what is set to be yet another hot and dry day for the south west. The continuously dry weather is causing havoc around the nation with droughts, wildfires and potential hosepipe bans

On this hot, dry south-west day, the sun rises in London. Dry weather continues to cause havoc across the nation, with wildfires, droughts, and possibly hosepipe bans.

According to a Met Office spokesperson, Monday’s temperature will be 84.2F (29C). Temperatures rise by 1 of 2 degrees each day. However temperatures do not “spike” on any one day.   

He stated that most parts of the country will be fine, with Scotland and Northern Ireland only experiencing showers and rain.

The Met Office’s Fire Severity Index (FSI) also warns that wildfires could be triggered by ‘dry conditions’ and wind in the UK during the second half of this week. Met Office’s Fire Severity Index is (FSI). The south, at FSI 5 for extraordinary fire severity, will also be available. 

Steve Willington, chief meteorologist at Met Office said that parts of Britain could experience heatwave conditions if temperatures rise above average for more than three days. 

Many areas in the UK, particularly the South, will experience temperatures several degrees above average. But these values are expected to remain well below those record breaking temperatures of mid-July.

“As high pressure builds, there’s very little rain forecast. This is especially true for areas south of England that experienced dry conditions last month. 

“Elsewhere, in the UK (i.e. in Northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland), rain-bearing storm fronts will be limited in their ability to resist the high pressure. This could bring some rain to northern-western areas of the UK.

Monday is expected to be dry, bright and sunny with some sunshine. However, there will be clouds that will form which could bring rain showers in the northern regions. 

The Met Office's Fire Severity Index (FSI) puts the south at FSI level 5 = exceptional fire severity

The Met Office's Fire Severity Index (FSI) puts the south at FSI level 5 = exceptional fire severity

According to the Met Office’s Fire Severity Index, (FSI), level 5 for south is exceptional fire severity

Tuesday will see a brighter, drier day with longer periods of sun and patchesy clouds.

Rebekah Sherwin, a deputy chief meteorologist with the Met Office, said: ‘The weather pattern bringing next week’s hot spell is different to the one responsible for last month’s record-breaking temperatures which saw already hot air being drawn up from southern Europe adding to our own home-grown heat.

“This time it is less likely. Instead, the temperature will rise steadily in the area of high pressure.

‘There is some uncertainty about next week’s temperatures, although in early August sunshine in the UK doesn’t have the heating potential of mid-July as the sun is lower in the sky and the hours of daylight are marginally shorter. 

‘Both of these factors suggest that we’re very unlikely to see temperatures peak much above low to mid 30s. This would be an extremely hot spell.

It comes as the drought has been called a death sentence for Britain’s wildlife, with blackbirds and thrushes unable to find worms in a rock-hard ground to feed their starving chicks.

Sunday will be mainly dry and bright with periods of sunshine, although variable amounts of cloud cover will build during the day across northern areas

Sunday will remain dry and bright, with some sunshine. But there will be periods of rain in the northern parts.

Monday will be mostly dry and bright with spells of sunshine, however variable amounts of cloud will build bringing a chance of a few showers across northern areas

It will be a drier and brighter day on Tuesday with lengthy periods of summer sunshine and variable amounts of patchy cloud cover

Monday will remain dry and sunny with some sunshine. However, there will be periods of rain in northern regions. The Tuesday will be warmer and dryer with more sunshine, and some cloudiness.

Toads and frogs don’t have any damp areas to hide from the noon sun. Baby hares are looking for water in hot fields. Untold millions of other creatures, including harvest mice and butterflies, have been killed by wildfires.

The drought is expected to worsen over the next weeks. Today’s warning was that Britain’s declining hedgehog population could be decimated.

They were once one of the most widespread creatures in our world, and their number was estimated to be more than 50 million.

Now there are less than 900,000. This is mainly due to habitat loss, and the chemicals that we spray in our gardens and fields. The number keeps falling by the week.

They are suffering from heatwaves and worsening droughts that have been devastating, according to hedgehog hospitals who are seeing record numbers of victims.

Marian Grimes was with Hedgehog Haven, North Walsham in Norfolk. This county, along with Suffolk, still has one of Britain’s highest numbers of these spiny creatures.

“All of the Norfolk Hedgehog Rescue Centres are full to the brim because the dry conditions,” she stated.

They can’t find water or worms in the ground. So, the mothers abandon the babies and their nests.

“Because the can’t get enough for their own food, they are unable to produce milk that they can feed their babies.”

To stop people from starving, she begged gardeners to put food and water in small bowls.

The Environment Secretary has called for the ban of hosepipes, and Britain will be baking in 28C temperatures on Sunday, despite an unusually dry August.

George Eustice noted that certain firms had already taken the right steps to minimize the negative effects of the dry spell, and strongly encouraged others in the wake of what’s likely to be another heatwave.

Welsh Water also confirmed that it will ban Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Carmarthenshire from the end of this month.