UK Weather: Northern Ireland ‘Breaks Temperature Record’ For Third Time In One Week | UK News
Northern Ireland tentatively broke its temperature record for the second day in a row – and the third time in a week.
Armagh hit 31.4C (88.52F) at 3:20 p.m. this afternoon, according to the Met Office, beating the 31.3C (88.34F) at Castlederg in County Tyrone on Wednesday.
The record was first broken on Saturday when 31.2C (88.16F) was recorded at Ballywatticock.
An orange extreme heat warning remains in effect today and tomorrow in North Ireland, but the same warning in parts of southern England, the Midlands and most of Wales ends later.
The maximum temperature Thursday in England was 30.7C (87.26F) in Derbyshire, while Scotland registered 28.8C (83.84F) at Dumfries and Galloway.
The forecast for your region
The UK heatwave will start to break from Friday, when it gets cooler in the east and south-east, but parts of the west will remain warm.
Everything changes on the weekend, however, when there is a yellow warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms in central and southern England and Wales.
The Met Office said these could be “widespread and torrential” on Sunday.
Some parts could see up to 10 cm (3.9 inches) of rain, and the Met Office said “lightning and hail should be additional hazards.”
As people continue to head out to sea, lakes and rivers to cool off, at least 17 people have now died in the water since Saturday, according to a charity.
The Royal Life Saving Society United Kingdom said he was aware of 17 incidents of accidental loss of life between July 17 and July 20.
There have been two other reports of people missing in the water that have yet to be found.
All of the incidents occurred in England except one in Northern Ireland.
People were warned of the dangers of cold water shock and urged to take the time to acclimatize to the water temperature before jumping in.
Organizations such as the RNLI have issued potentially life-saving advice in its “float to live” campaign.
Looking further at the UK forecast, a mix of sunny spells and heavy showers is expected from the middle of next week through August, according to the Met Office.
But by the middle of the month, it should settle in more, with drier and warmer conditions forecast.