UK weather: Met Office forecasts further showery conditions
The record-breaking weather hitting Europe is set to head Britain’s way as maps show scorching temperatures reaching the UK in the coming days.
Europe has been battling with extreme heat in recent weeks with records being broken across the continent.
Temperatures in some areas have repeatedly exceeded 40 degrees as Greece battles wildfires and people are warned to stay inside during the hottest hours of the day.
Now weather maps are showing temperatures in the UK is expected to see temperatures soar following a period of unsettled conditions in July.
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However, the UK is not expected to see temperatures reach as high as 40C.
The Met Office’s long-range forecast for mid-August said: “Towards the middle of the month, a gradual settling down of conditions remains the most likely trend, with longer periods of drier weather and more sunshine compared with previous weeks developing.
“Temperatures are likely to be cooler than average at first, but with the signal for improving conditions through the period a gradual upward trend in temperatures to average, with a slightly higher than normal chance of above average temperatures by the end of the period.”
Instead, maps show temperatures reaching the mid to late twenties across the UK.
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Last year the UK experienced its hottest-ever temperatures during the July heatwave when 30.3C was recorded in Coningsby, Lincolnshire, breaking the previous record set in 2019 of 38.7 C.
Met Office spokesperson Grahame Madge said there is “no forecast signal for temperatures to reach last year’s threshold this year”, GB news reports.
He added: “The chance of reaching 40C is around one per cent, so it is unlikely in any given year, but of course, it remains feasible.”
The warmer weather will follow a long period of unsettled weather in the UK with stormy, warm conditions.
The Met Office’s forecast for the rest of July predicts these conditions to continue with “heavy rainfall in some areas”.
The forecast from July 26 said: “Once this clears, scattered showers and brighter conditions are expected to resume, with the period as a whole then continuing broadly changeable with a mix of these showers, some sunshine, and furthermore unsettled periods with rain and a risk of strong winds, especially around coasts.
“Temperatures are likely to be a little below average for the time of year, with the potential for some relatively chilly nights.”
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