UK weather – Britain will experience the 27C heat wave in September after torrential rains and thunderstorms chilled spirits
GREAT BRITAIN is expected to bask in a 27C heat wave in September after downpours and storms dampened spirits.
A warm plume is expected to come from Spain and the Azores, bringing sunshine across the UK.
The mercury is expected to rise to 27C next Saturday as high pressure sets in, according to NetWeather.
Most of England, with the exception of Cumbria and South West England, should benefit from temperatures of at least 26 ° C.
In the northeast, the heat is expected to reach 27 ° C, with temperatures ranging between 23 ° C and 24 ° C across Wales and between 22 ° C and 23 ° C in the southwest.
Warm sunny spells will develop further tomorrow afternoon, with a maximum temperature of 24 ° C.
It comes after the Met Office warned that some areas, including London, were hit by a month of average rainfall in August – 12 days before the end of the month.
About 2.4 inches of rain was poured over the capital on August 19, compared to 51 mm (2 inches) usually seen throughout the month.
Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said the City of London had already recorded 117% of its usual precipitation in August.
This summer is expected to be the wettest of a decade as the Met Office issued yellow weather warnings yesterday.
More than 1.5 inches of rain fell in some places in 24 hours, including northern England, nearly half of the average rainfall in August.
A Met Office weather forecast said “Flooding of homes and businesses is likely.”
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The agency adds that: “20 to 40 mm of rain could fall in one to three hours in a few places, causing flooding and disturbance.
“The rain and showers will ease from the west by mid-morning.”
Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: “Sunday will see the heavy rains dissolve into sunny spells and heavy showers in the east.”
But temperatures have climbed to around 20 ° C in northern areas today, with parts of the southeast hitting 25 ° C.
The Sun reported that this summer is already one of the most miserable in a decade, statistics show.
Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said: “This summer has certainly been mundane and pretty bland. We won’t remember it for the heat.
“We have had floods, parts of the country have seen their average rainfall double and temperatures have been average.”
And he warned: “The heat wave is not there either.”
Met Office figures show that August has been an unusually dark month. The average maximum temperature is currently at 19C.
It has only fallen on four occasions in the past ten years.
For today, Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said: “Sunday could be wet in places and we may need rain warnings.
“It looks like the Midlands and parts of the East could have a pretty wet Sunday – but there is also a lot of uncertainty.”
Hull, Norwich, Newcastle and Aberdeen are among the eastern regions hit by heavy rain on Sunday, with a breeze coming from the North Sea.
But the good news is that after a few more days of rain, warm weather will reach our shores, said Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin.
He said: “There are signs of drier, sunnier weather to come next week.”
The low pressure sweeping through Britain is followed by high pressure.
“This summit may well dominate for much of next week.
“It will be drier, sunnier and warmer – and since it is August, there is still energy left in the sun, so it will be a little warmer next week,” Deakin added.
This was picked up by Netweather TV, which said: “Next week the high pressure is trying to set in and calm the weather that could last until the end of August public holiday.
“It would bring something beautiful and drier, but that doesn’t mean there’s a heat wave on the way.”
The Met Office’s long-term forecast, August 24 through September 3, predicts: “Temperatures will likely be a little above average for this time of year.”
The Met Office said the City of London had already recorded 117% of its usual precipitation in August.
He added that 60 mm of rain fell in the capital until August 17 against 51 mm usually observed for the whole month.
Northern Ireland received 90mm of rain, 90% of its 97mm average for the month.
East Anglia and north-east England have been the driest regions, so far recording only 43% of their average August rainfall at 24mm and 30mm respectively.