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22nd Aug 2022

Weather forecasters share exact dates UK will be hotter than Mexico

Tobi Akingbade

It’s going to be a scorcher. Again.

Summer is still here and willing to stay for the Bank Holiday, wether you enjoyed the last heatwave or not.

As we all mentally prepare for Autumn, the forecasters have essentially told us to hold on to our sun hats.

Nicola Maxey from the Met Office told The Sun: “Temperatures are not going to be as hot as we saw in July or earlier this month, but it looks like we’re going to have a nice, settled warm spell for the end of the summer.

SOUTHEND, ENGLAND - MAY 31: Crowds gather to enjoy the warm sunny weather on Jubilee beach on May 31, 2021 in Southend, England. Today's bank holiday Monday brings highs of 77F (25C) and could be the hottest day of 2021 so far and the start of a 13-day heatwave. The continued spread of the Indian variant of coronavirus has cast doubt on the restrictions being lifted on June 21. (Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images)

“There’s certainly high indications at the moment that we’re going to see high pressure build which could bring some more settled dry, sunny weather for parts of the country.”

In short, the UK could reacher higher temperatures than Mexico City at some points this week and next week, which isn’t the expectation even for this time of year. However, the city – including Northern Texas – is facing tropical storm warnings at the moment.

Meanwhile, over at Sky News the weather team have said more settled conditions are expected for the bank holiday weekend with temperatures becoming warm or possibly very warm in the South East, while not reaching conditions to rival the recent heatwave.

The broadcaster’s weather presenter Jo Edwards said: “That is certainly what the data is showing at the moment.

“The next few days will be unsettled. Temperatures will be close to normal in the North but warm and humid in the South.

“High pressure begins to build in on Thursday with the promise of more settled conditions for the bank holiday weekend. However, complications aloft means showers/rain can’t be ruled out – and would be most likely in the South and North West.

WEST BAY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: A woman reads a book whilst enjoying the hot weather at the beach on September 08, 2021 in West Bay, United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is experiencing a late summer heatwave, with temperatures in some parts of the country expected to reach 30C. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)

“It does look as though it’ll become warm or possibly very warm in the South East but not the sort of conditions to rival the recent heatwave.”

The Met Office said there was likely to be a northwest-southeast split in the weather, with cooler conditions probable in the northwest of the UK.

Its long range forecast for the period covering the bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 25 August to Saturday 3 September, said: “After an unsettled week, settled conditions are expected to spread over the UK during this period, bringing fine and dry weather to most places.

“Stronger winds and some showers are likely in the North and North West, and further thundery showers are also possible across the South and South East in the early part of the period.

“A northwest/southeast temperature split may also develop, where cooler air will characterise the North, with the South becoming very warm and perhaps feeling humid.

“By the end of this period fine and dry weather is likely to prevail for many, albeit with the odd shower again in the South and North West. Light winds are likely with plenty of sunshine, and temperatures generally warm or locally very warm in the South.”

The return of dry weather will do nothing to relieve the impending water restrictions, with Thames Water and Yorkshire Water both due to implement hosepipe bans this week.

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