Many parts of the UK were battered with downpours of rain and strong winds over the weekend, but this is soon going to change. By the end of July, which falls on this Friday, temperatures are expected to soar into the late 20s. Netweather’s latest heat maps are also hopeful that London and the south east could be hit with a scorching 30C.
Paul Michaelwaite said: “A new Atlantic system will start to show it’s hand, with a spell of rain moving in from the southwest.
“That will spread northeast overnight and into Monday, with sunny spells and some sharp showers following behind the main band of rain.
“The low responsible for all of this will also cross the country during Monday, with some blustery winds circulating around it before it finally clears away into the North Sea on Tuesday.”
He added the Atlantic system will the push through hot air by Wednesday.
He added: “Tuesday then brings a day of sunny spells and scattered showers, with many of those showers in the north and east of the country – the areas which are nearest to that low pressure.
“Then, midweek sees the change arrive with high pressure starting to build.
“There may be one or two showers leftover on Wednesday, for a time at least.
“But in the main, it’ll be a dry day with sunny spells.
“It won’t be especially warm at this point though, with perhaps just the southeast corner seeing temperatures rise into the low-twenties.”
Mr Michaelwaite went onto say that Friday could see the hottest temperatures of the month.
He said: “As the high slips further east on Thursday, it’ll allow southerly winds to develop, bringing much warmer air north with them.
“That’ll see maxes rising into the low-mid twenties widely, but with that high slipping east it will open up the door to the potential for some showery rain in the northwest.
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“Friday is a way off but looks likely to be the peak of the heat with temperatures by this point reaching the high-twenties perhaps even low-thirties.
“If we do make 30c, it’ll be for the first time in July 2020, on the final day of the month.”
The Met Office also predicted the weather to turn brighter by the end of the week.
The latest forecast said: “Windy with rain, heavy at times, pushing across the UK, most persistent over Scotland where cool. Some brighter and warmer spells developing elsewhere later though scattered showers and thunderstorms developing along with hail and some gusty winds.
“Monday nights taying wet and becoming windier in north Scotland. Elsewhere rather cool and breezy with clear spells and scattered showers, mainly for W Scotland, Northern Ireland and northwest England.
“Tuesday: Cool and showery in northwestern parts of the UK but largely dry further southeast with only isolated showers. Persistent heavy rain and gales, locally severe, continuing for northern Scotland.
“Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: Most places dry Wednesday with lighter winds. Bright for many Thursday but rain may reach northwestern areas. Friday, sunny and very warm, perhaps hot, though with thundery showers possible later.”
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