The UK is set to bask in glorious sunshine later this week, as temperatures are set to reach the mid-30s in parts – but will East Lancashire be as lucky?

Met Office forecasters say this week’s fine weather is just the beginning with other heatwaves set to take place in the coming months.

“There’s not been much in the way of exceptionally warm days or hot days yet this year, but that is set to change,” the Met Office’s Steven Keates said.

“We’re set to see probably a brief spell of hot weather at the end of this coming week.”

In the UK, the best weather will hit on Friday, June 17, with temperatures reaching 32°C in parts.

While temperatures won’t reach the 30s in East Lancashire it is still set to be a scorcher in parts.

Will East Lancashire be hit with a heatwave this week?


Temperatures in parts of East Lancashire are set to hit 26°C on Friday.

Burnley and Hyndburn are set to see the best weather of the region, with temperatures peaking at 26°C this week.

Darwen and Rossendale are not far behind with predicted highs of 25°C.

In Blackburn and Pendle, temperatures are set to reach highs of 24°C this week.

Here is a day-by-day forecast for Blackburn with Darwen:


Monday 13 June

Overcast with highs of 15 °C and lows of 11°C.

Tuesday 14 June

Cloudy changing to sunny intervals in the afternoon

Highs of 18 °C and lows of 10°C.

Wednesday 15 June

Cloudy changing to sunny intervals by late morning.

Highs of 19 °C and lows of 9°C.

Thursday 16 June

Set to be a cloudy day.

Highs of 20 °C and lows of 13°C.

Friday 17 June

Set to be the hottest day of the week.

Sunny skies until 7pm when it is predicted to change to partly cloudy.

Highs of 24 °C and lows of 13°C.

Saturday 18 June

Cloudy changing to sunny intervals by early evening.

Highs of 17 °C and lows of 9°C.

Sunday 19 June

Father’s Day is set to be filled with sunny intervals.

Highs of 17 °C and lows of 9°C.