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UK climate: August set for baking hot month as heatwave reaches 30C



heat August is on the playing cards after the heatwave is set to finish in thunderstorms later this week, the Met Office has stated.

The present heatwave is set to chill off this weekend, with thunderstorms predicted throughout a lot of England and Wales.

Warmer climes and drier climate is set to dominate the remainder of August, the forecaster stated.

Yellow climate warnings have been issued for a lot of the UK on Saturday and Sunday.

“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 from the Met Office stated.


“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 advised The Independent it seemed doubtless that hotter and drier circumstances 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.

The yellow climate warning was issued the day after England reached its hottest temperature of the 12 months on Tuesday – 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 report for Northern Ireland was set when 31.3C was logged at Castlederg, Co Tyrone.

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

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

Swimmers trying to cool off are being urged to take care in open water.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) stated it’s conscious of 17 incidents of unintended lack of life within the water between July 17 and July 20.

There have been two additional stories of individuals going lacking within the water who’re but to be discovered.

All the incidents have occurred in England, besides for one which occurred in Northern Ireland.

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