Long-term forecast: Britain to cook in three-day Azores heat wave of 28C – new maps turn RED | Weather | New
Netweather’s temperature charts show that between July 16 and July 18, mercury in much of the UK will reach as high as 28 ° C (82.4 ° F). Netweather’s maps, based on GFS model data, turn deep red across England, Wales and southern Scotland with the high pressure coming from the Azores.
Mercury could reach 28 ° C (75.2 ° F) in south-eastern England and London on July 17, as high pressure reigns over the UK.
Other parts of England on this day will see temperatures between 23C (73.4F) and 26C (78.8F) while Scotland will see more modest ranges between 14 and 18C (57.2-69 , 8F).
Most parts of Wales will be gripped by 23 ° C (73.4 ° F) heat.
The peak of 28C (82.4F) on Saturday July 17th will also be matched on Friday July 16th while there will be highs of 27C (80.6F) on Sunday July 18th, also in southern England.
Netweather’s long-term forecast between Monday July 12 and Sunday July 18 also predicted temperatures could be much warmer.
The pressure is forecast to be “relatively high in northern Britain and over Scandinavia”.
Forecasts suggest that a high pressure ridge will drift northeast from the Azores and connect with a Scandinavian high, covering much of the British Isles.
He added: “This indicates drier and more stable conditions generally for much of the UK, and probably a fair amount of sun for most.”
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Meanwhile, sunny spells are forecast for the South and Midlands in England and across Wales on Sunday with highs of 22C which is slightly below average for this time of year.
Greg Dewhurst, senior meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Our main message throughout the weekend is that there is likely to be heavy downpours wherever you are in the UK.
“Be prepared if you travel in the next couple of days with these heavy and severe thunderstorms.”
During the night this evening it will be humid for many, with rain for much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and England, and showers for Wales.
However, rain will be heavy for southern and central Scotland as well as northern England after midnight with mild south-westerly winds.
The mercury tonight will see temperatures across the country hover between 12C (53.6F) and 16C (60.8F), which is also the case in Scotland.
Northern England will see ranges between 15C (59F) and 16C (60.8F), Wales 13C (55.4F) to 14C (57.2F) while ssouthern England will experience average conditions with temperatures between 14C (57.2F) and 16C (60.8F).
Before Monday there will be rain for Scotland and northern England, often heavy in parts of Scotland.
There will be scattered showers in southern areas throughout the day, while rain will arrive in the South West of England during the evening and it will be heavy in places.
Temperatures tomorrow will be between 13C (55.4F) and 20C (68F) with the highest in the east and south-east of England.
Northern England will experience temperatures between 16 ° C (60.8 ° F) and 19 ° C (66.2 ° F), while most of Wales will experience temperatures of 17 ° C (62 , 6 ° F).
Meanwhile, Scotland will see more moderate temperatures between 13C (60.8F) and 19C (68F).