Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

Heatwave returns to UK with highs of 30C

It seems summer is not over quite yet as the UK is set to see temperatures soar above 30C next week.

Britons flocked to the beaches and parks on Sunday in a bid to catch the last few rays of summer, as temperatures reached above 25C in the south of England.

But according to the Met Office, it’s going to get even hotter as winds blowing up from Spain and southern Europe are set to bring a heatwave for most of the week ahead.

Temperatures will surpass 30C for the first time in four years in mid-September, with the south of the country experiencing scorching days. Forecaster Simon Partridge told ‘It’s going to warm up definitely.’

Most of the UK will see ‘plenty of sunshine’ for the rest of Sunday, said Simon, with temperatures expected to reach up to 26C in the south and south-east of England.

However, north and north-east Scotland will continue to see heavy rain for the rest of the day and the Met Office has put a weather warning in place until late tonight.

Monday will be ‘fine and dry’ but much of the UK will still see some patchy rain, affecting north-west Scotland the most – but not as drastic as the conditions seen over the weekend.

Simon said: ‘But there will be lots of sunshine everywhere else, particularly in England and Wales. It will be a beautiful day across the UK.’

The forecaster said areas north of London could see temperatures reach 30C, while most of the country will be in the low to mid-20s. Central and eastern parts will see mid to high 20s.

Tuesday is expected to be the hottest day in the south and south-east of England with a ‘good chance’ that temperatures will reach 31C. Those in the stretch from London up to east Anglia are expected to enjoy the best weather.

But it won’t be blue skies everywhere, as the north and north-west are predicted to see some clouds but will still be warm reaching the low 20s.

However, there is a risk of thundery showers in south-west England and west Wales.

Things will start to cool down on Wednesday as the winds change direction from the south to north, with Scotland and the north-east of England dropping to around 17C.

But southern England will still be able to enjoy the beach with temperatures reaching 27C.

The rest of the week is expected to remain mostly dry with a ‘good amount of sunny spells’.

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