UK long-range forecast: Britain set for 24C summer scorcher – first blast in DAYS

UK weather: Met Office forecasts sun and showers

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Rain, strong winds and stormy conditions are expected to dominate over the next few days, as a new weather front sweeps across the UK. But Britons hoping for some summer sunshine shouldn’t have long to wait, as the latest weather charts show the mercury is expected to soar in just over a week. Long-range weather maps also indicate a 24C scorcher is also set to move in later on in the summer.

“Ultra long-range” maps by the Weather Outlook, based on data from the Climate Forecast System v2 model, show a warm spell is set to sweep across the UK in August.

The maps show temperatures are set to reach the high teens from the start of the month.

The current forecast for Sunday, August 1 is bright sunshine and highs of 18C.

The warm weather looks set to continue into the week, though some rain is forecast.

By Friday, August 6 the clear skies and sunny conditions are set to return with highs of 19C.

The warm weather looks set to improve over the weekend of August 7/8 with 22C forecast by Sunday evening.

Monday, August 9 is set to be even warmer with highs of 23C – but the charts forecast rainfall.

The rain is set to ease off come Tuesday, paving the way for clear skies and temperatures of up to 24C.

The long-range charts forecast the rest of the week to remain in the high-teens, though rain is likely.

Brian Gaze, the founder of the Weather Outlook, cautions that while the long-range charts are based on forecasting models the charts could change over time.

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He said: “Forecasting the weather more than a few days ahead in Great Britain is very difficult.

“Consistently accurate long range forecasts are not possible with current technology.”

Britons desperate for sun needn’t worry about waiting until August with good weather just around the corner.

Weather maps by WXCharts show a warm spell is set to dominate in just 12 days time.

The chart, valid for 6pm on Saturday, May 22, forecasts a sunny 17C across much of the east of England.

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Sunday looks set to stay warm, with temperatures ranging in the mid-teens.

A temperature anomaly chart from May 22 shows Britain turn yellow – indicating temperatures warmer than average for that time of year.

Most of the UK will be up to 2C hotter than normal, with only western Wales and parts of Cornwall experiencing usual conditions. 

Netweather expects that weekend to be especially warm.

They said: “A taste of summer for most and probably becoming very warm or hot.

“A humid thundery interval is possible later mostly in the South, giving localised torrential downpours.

“Probably a mostly dry period in the North and West, but hit and miss showers and storms likely mostly in South and East.”

The Met Office forecasts the warmer, drier weather is expected in the south of the UK from mid-to-late May.

For the period Sunday, May 23 to Sunday, June 6, they said: “Confidence remains low for this period, although typical spring weather patterns are most probable, with a mixture of sunny spells and showers for most parts of the UK, especially at first.

“Overall, the driest and most settled conditions are most probable in the south, with the north generally more unsettled as longer spells of rain and strong winds arrive from the Atlantic at times. Temperatures likely to be around average.”

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