UK weather: Nation braces for weekend heatwave as temperatures rise nearly 30C
A heat wave is expected to hit the UK this weekend, with temperatures expected to reach nearly 30C.
High pressure from the Azores will bring warm, stable and sunny weather to most of the UK over the weekend, with temperatures rising in the Midlands and the South East.
Some parts of the country are expected to see temperatures rise until next week, and London is expected to experience the hottest weather. The peaks expected in the capital will be close to 30 ° C from Saturday to next Thursday, the troughs should not drop below 15 ° C.
According to the Met Office, the weekend will see “lots of sunshine” with high pressure bringing a lot of “calm dry weather across the country.” Southern coastal districts may experience periods of haze and low cloud, but temperatures will remain high and the northwest may experience more cloudy conditions, occasional rain clouds and strong winds, say -they.
The Met Office tweeted that high or very high UV levels were expected in many parts of the UK in the coming days, and urged the public to remember sun protection.
A heat wave is officially defined as the temperature reaching a certain threshold for at least three consecutive days, with the specific threshold varying by region of the UK.
In London, the temperature must reach at least 28C for three consecutive days. In the Midlands, East Anglia and the original counties, it should reach 27C. In Lincolnshire, Cheshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight, the threshold is 26 s. And in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the South West, it needs to hit 25C.