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Forecasters give exact dates UK will be hotter than Mexico

Forecasters give exact dates UK will be hotter than Mexico

Weather forecasters have offered some insight on the weather over the coming week

If you’ve not had enough of the high temperatures this summer, you can look forward to another period of good warm weather coming up over the August bank holiday weekend for much of the UK.

So, whilst we’ve seen some genuinely scary temperatures around much of the country of late, it’s still nice to get a bit of summer sun and decent temperatures for being outside and enjoying ourselves.

Remember, in what feels like the blink of an eye it will be autumn and winter again, and that can be quite a depressing thought.

Fear not though, because according to those meteorological boffins down at the Met Office, the last long weekend of the summer could see the mercury climbing once again.

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Nice of it to back off a bit and give the gardens a bit of a break, wasn’t it?

In fact, the UK could be even hotter than Mexico City at some points, which is unusual even for this time of year.

Of course, the fact that it's not exactly cracking the flags in Mexico plays a role in that too, but let's not let that distract us from a decent spell of sun.

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.

"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."

It’s a roundabout way of saying that the barbecue doesn’t have to go back in the shed just yet.

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When the sun is out, much of the UK will see spells of over 20C over the next week, and that period of warmth will hopefully last out the long weekend as well.

So far we can’t be sure if there’s going to be an actual heatwave, as the Met Office claim there is ‘currently no indication’ that the heat could get up to levels we’ve seen already this summer, but the criteria for a heatwave could nearly be reached at some point before August is done with.

This comes after large swathes of the UK were hit with thunderstorms and torrential rain as the last heatwave broke.

Of course, this is actually good news, unless you’ve been in an area that has suffered with flooding.

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The rain is expected to continue tomorrow, but then things will start to perk up for most people towards the end of next week.

Just in time for the bank holiday weekend, by which time British Weather Services meteorologist Jim Dale said temperatures will likely reach the high twenties.

He said: "As it looks from the models now, around the bank holiday temperatures could be in the high 20s and the extreme would be 30C degrees.

"The southern areas might see 25C, 26C, 27C degrees and the odd 28C 29C, with the extreme getting to 30C degrees.”

Great news, unless you’re someone who has to work regardless of whether everyone else has a day off.

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Topics: UK News, Weather