UK Weather: Forecasters predict Mediterranean 30C heatwave could hit Britain this month
3 Aug 2021, 07:30
Meteorologists have predicted when summer weather will return to the UK after a week of rain.
You might be looking out the window at a cloudy sky this morning, but the tide might be about to turn against the bad weather.
In fact, forecasters are now predicting warmer, more stable climates will return to the UK by mid-August.
Netweather’s latest heat maps show a deep red color with possible highs of 35 ° C in France on August 16.
These are then seen traveling to the south of England, potentially seeing the mercury reaching 30 ° C in the southeast.
The forecast says: “As the high pressures slowly push north from the Mediterranean Sea, the low pressure systems caught in the storm’s path and driven by the jet stream will also be diverted north.
“Drier weather is expected to spread from the south, and this will also bring a warmer, more tropical air mass to the UK.
“Temperatures are expected to tend to be warmer than normal until the end of August, with a few hot days possible if the high pressure moves overhead for too long.
“If the peak persists above, a heat wave may develop, but confidence is low about it.
“The chances of heat increase later in the month, but the high pressure will have to move to the right place for it to happen.
“Later in August, there are encouraging signs for more influential high pressure, at least for a few weeks, bringing drier and warmer weather.
“It comes with a slight chance of a heat wave at the end of the summer, but at the moment it’s only a risk.”
Unfortunately, the rain comes first, the rest of the week marked by torrential downpours and even a few thunderstorms.
Today, the heaviest spells will center around England, with Marco Petagna of the Met Office saying: “Today and tomorrow there will be a mixture of sun and mostly showers across the country. UK.
“The weather will be more volatile from Wednesday. There are showers or longer periods of rain in most areas as we go from Wednesday to Thursday and potentially Friday as well.”
Looking forward to the next two weeks, Brian Gaze, forecaster at The Weather Outlook, said things remained uncertain.
He said: “Mixed weather is expected to continue into next week so the whole UK is likely to have further showers or longer spells of rain.
“There is also the possibility that another non-seasonal low pressure area will develop. However, in the longer term, there are tentative signs of a change.”