Weather forecast predicts date for next heatwave - later than expected
We should get another one just before the end of the month
The UK is still expected to receive another heatwave before the end of the month. Didn't we just have one?
Some of us can't wait for the next spell of sun, others think they do until it gets here, they can't sleep and realise become a living Inbetweeners meme. Either way, at least now you know.
According to forecasters from MeteoGroup - who have been tracking soaring temperatures all over Europe this summer - predict the heatwave will arrive in the final week of August. As for places like Spain and Portugal, they're already in the midst of theirs.
It's been another exceptionally hot day across much of Spain and Portugal as a severe #heatwave continues across southern Europe 🌡️ ⚠️
Inland parts of the south have reached the mid 40s Celsius. For some relief, head to the north coast where it's over 20 degrees cooler 📉 pic.twitter.com/ZRFWEaWdOh
— Met Office (@metoffice) August 15, 2021
It has been cooler and general wet and windy across the UK more recently and forecasters do predict this trend will largely continue for the next two weeks or so, but high pressure is set to build toward the Atlantic as the month draws to a close.
The MeteoGroup long-range forecast, published by the BBC, says: "This should give us a warmer, drier, and sunnier end of meteorological summer.
"Heading into September, the forecast confidence remains pretty low. We think low pressure will return, but the timing is proving tricky to pin down and we may see prolonged dry weather to start out the autumn.
The forecast adds: "For northern areas, the low pressure centre will bring some bands of heavy rain, strong winds even up to gales on some Scottish coasts, and chances for heavy, thundery showers.
"Southern areas will tend to be breeze with a stalling cold front keeping it cloudier with patchy rain. Towards the end of the weekend clouds should begin to clear as the low heads east into Scandinavia."
All that being said, get your sunhats and shades ready, make sure you give all your pups lots of cold water and enjoy!
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