UK weather forecast: Thunderstorms and strong winds to bring misery as heatwave continues

UK weather forecast: Thunderstorms and strong winds to bring misery as heatwave continues

The Met Office forecast has warned Britons this string of sunny and warm days may be over soon. In its long-range forecast, the Met Office said the dry and warm weather will continue to dominate over the southern area only for the first few days of next week. By midweek, Britons should expect “a slightly more unsettled spell of weather”, with sun alternating to showers. And the weather is to change even sooner in the northern part of the UK, where occasional rain and showers are to fall by the beginning of next week. 

The forecast said: “This period will start with predominantly dry and warm weather in the south, but a slightly more changeable look further north, with occasional rain or showers and breezier conditions.

“By midweek, a slightly more unsettled spell of weather looks most likely, with sunny spells and showers.”

The hot weather that has, at times, oppressed Britons, may help trigger thunderstorms.

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The forecast continued: “Some of these could be heavy and thundery, accompanied by stronger winds at times, especially in the south, compared to the start of the period.”

However, temperatures are set to rise again by mid-July, at least in southern England. 

The forecast said: “Temperatures will be on the warm side in central and southern parts, but closer to average further north.

“Towards mid-July, there is an emerging signal that high pressure will re-establish itself close to the southwest of the UK, bringing a return to fine, settled weather here, but further showers are likely in the north and northwest.” 

While instability will dominate next week’s weather, forecasters have warned a hot spell is to return later this week. 

Office meteorologist Mark Wilson told The Sun Online: “We will see the strongest sunshine on Thursday – where temperatures will reach 25C in the south.” 

And speaking about the weather for the rest of this week, the Met Office expert said: “As we go into this weekend the most likely scenario is that most places will be dry and sunny especially across the South and East.

“Generally speaking temperatures will be in the mid-to-high 20s.” 

“It is unlikely to get as high as 30C because the weather is coming from the Atlantic and not Africa.”

Temperatures in the UK are remaining far lower than in the rest of Europe, still gripped by a long-lasting heatwave.

Last month was the hottest June ever recorded, according to global readings, with temperatures being 2C hotter than normal.

France, Germany, northern Spain and Italy saw thermometers rising as much as 10C higher than the average – with many cities experiencing more than 40C.    

Published at Wed, 03 Jul 2019 17:44:00 +0000