SWINDON could be basking in soaring temperatures this week as heatwave sweeps across Europe.

The African air plume is set to warm the town, with the mercury expected to reach 29C this Friday.

The heat will spread all across the country, with forecast temperatures exceeding 30C in some parts of England.  

BBC Weather forecaster Susan Powell said: “As we increasingly pick up that southernly flow, and the highs holds the cloud and rainfall at bay towards the west the temperatures will climb.

“Certainly, a lot of sunshine under that high across the western half of Europe, temperatures up to 30C, even as far north as London.”

The thousands of revellers will enjoy a very sunny weather throughout the five days of the Glastonbury festival – starting this Wednesday.

This mass of hot air – coming from north Africa will move across the continent, with temperatures hitting 40C in France and Germany.

This will come after the yellow warning issued by the Met Office as heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected tonight and tomorrow.