UK heatwave to continue throughout most of next week
Sure is a hot one today, huh?
British people love talking about the weather. You know that, I know that, we all do. We also love mocking ourselves for how much we talk about the weather. 90 per cent of small talk on this island is just saying things like "bloody hot, init?" And we will never change.
On that note, I don't know whether you'd noticed, but it's really fucking hot at the moment in the south of England, uncomfortably hot. There is a difference between holiday heat and staying at home heat. You know exactly what I'm talking about. Some of you will be enjoying this very muggy heatwave while others will be cursing it with all your might.
Depending on which side of that fence you sit, there is some good/bad news for you: the heat is going to continue well into next week.
Parts of the UK could experience record temperatures overnight in the coming days as the heatwave continues, so buy a fan, and maybe another fan, and crank them up to full blast.
Friday was the hottest August day for 17 years, reaching highs of 36 degrees in west London.
The Met Office have warned that these temperatures are likely to continue into next week, with sticky nights ahead. It's time to sleep on top of the duvet,
Overnight temperatures in the south could even reach the record of 23.9C set in Brighton on 3 August 1990.
The Met Office has issued a level-three heat health warning for the south and south-east, meaning the public should look out for others, particularly children, older people and those in poor health.
Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, a Public Health England consultant, said: “This summer, many of us are spending more time at home due to Covid-19.
“A lot of homes can overheat, so it’s important we continue to check on older people and those with underlying health conditions, particularly if they’re living alone and may be socially isolated.”
Thunderstorms are also likely to hit England, with some places possibly getting up to 80mm of rain over the course of just a few hours.
Dan Harris, the Met Office’s deputy chief meteorologist, also said “We’ve issued a broad thunderstorm warning for Monday and Tuesday for all parts of the UK, since although the ingredients are there, it’s just too early to pinpoint the details of exactly where and when thunderstorms will occur."