Temperatures will be hotter than the Med as Britain basks in a fortnight-long heatwave according to forecasters.
An 86°F heatwave is coming your way!
Large parts of the UK are set to bake in temperatures in the high 20°s, while some areas could see the mercury hitting 86°F/ 30°C. This means that parts of the UK will be hotter than both Barcelona (70°F) and Nice in the South of France (77°F).
Forecasters predict the hot weather will be here by the end of the week, with the South of Britain experiencing the lion’s share of the warmth and sunshine. However, the North is still going to be warm and sunny.
The weather will make a welcome change from the wet, blustery conditions of last weekend that saw bands of heavy rain sweep the country. The downpours even meant that parts of the North-East were put on flood alert.
All that is set to change as the Summer weather is set to stay for most of July, with this month feeling “more settled and more like Summer” according to the Met Office with above-average temperatures that could be “very warm” in the South.
According to forecaster Jonathan Powell with Vantage Weather Services,
temperatures in the North of the country will be “near or just above average” and the weather will be a combination of sunny and unsettled. The hot and humid conditions will feel almost tropical, but could result in thunderstorms.
There is another run of hot, dry weather forecast for the end of July, but forecasters are already predicting more of the “Summer Curse” which sees hot, dry weather Monday to Friday and more unsettled weather at weekends and, of course, Bank Holidays. Five times the highest temperature of the year has been recorded since 18th May, and not one of those days has been on a weekend.