SUMMER has arrived in Gloucestershire with temperatures set to reach a scorching 30C this week.

The Met Office forecast has the following minimum and maximum temperatures for Gloucestershire:

Tuesday: (June 23): min 17.0C / max 27.0C

Wednesday: min 16.0C / max 30.0C

Thursday: min 18.0C / max 30.0C

Friday: min 14.0C / max 26.0C

Tuesday to Thursday is forecast to be sunny but rain is predicted on Friday and Saturday is expected to be cloudy.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri said: “Temperatures will continue to climb through the week with a hot spell developing across much of England and Wales.

"From Wednesday temperatures will widely reach into the high 20s Celsius and it’ll be hot across much of the UK, especially central and southern England where we could see highs of 30 to 34 Celsius.

"This hot weather is expected to last until at least Friday and so heatwave conditions are likely to develop for some areas this week.”

“In addition to the warm days we are going to see some warm nights this week as temperatures overnight remain in the mid-high teens across England and Wales.”