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August heatwave: Will UK temperatures soar again next month?


The UK has baked in probably record-breaking heat climate this week, which triggered an amber warning for excessive warmth.

The heatwave is predicted to finish this weekend with thunderstorms throughout a lot of England and Wales, the Met Office warned.

But forecasters have stated hotter and drier situations are prone to return by the center of next month.

Predictions of one other heatwave can be unwise since long-range forecasts don’t supply any certainty in relation to exact temperatures, the company stated.

“Early next week it is looking like there will be some unsettled weather across large parts of the UK, particularly in eastern areas,” Stephen Dixon, a Met Office spokesperson, informed The Independent.

“Looking further ahead, from 5 August onwards, mixed conditions are looking most likely with no particular dominant weather type.

“It is likely that from that date, there will be some drier spells, and some showers and periods of rain.

“But as we head more towards the middle of August, it is looking likely that more settled and dry conditions will develop.”

Mr Dixon cautioned that the accuracy of forecasts to this point sooner or later was not assured, however stated it regarded doubtless that hotter and drier situations will develop for a lot of the UK.

“That doesn’t translate into a specific prediction of another heatwave, but it is possible warmer conditions will develop,” he stated. “It is looking like it will be warmer than the average for the month.

“The average for the whole of the UK is 19C, so warmer than average could mean low 20s. It is looking like above average for mid-August in terms of temperatures, but obviously the forecast at that long range is more uncertain.”

On Tuesday, England reached its hottest temperature of the yr – 32.2C recorded at Heathrow Airport in west London.

The mercury rose to 31.1C in North Wyke, Devon, on Wednesday, whereas a provisional all-time file for Northern Ireland was set when 31.3C was logged at Castlederg, Co Tyrone, the Met Office stated.

It comes just a few days after the earlier file of 31.2C was set at Ballywatticock, Co Down, on Saturday.

Scotland noticed a high temperature of 28C in Eskdalemuir on Wednesday whereas 30.8C was recorded in Usk in Wales.

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