28 Degree Temperatures Are Set To Return For The Bank Holiday Weekend
Twenty-eight degrees is basically nothing these days, right? Here in the UK, we're over the heatwave and temperatures that would have once seen us legging it to the beach now barely raise a glance.
We've become spoiled, we've become complacent.
Well, guess what? More 28 degree temperatures are on their way this coming week with the mercury set to soar as early as Wednesday.
With a bank holiday weekend on the horizon, that sounds like only good news - but rather than heading to the park with a beach towel, some factor 50 and a crate of lager, you might want to hold your horses.
Rather than blazing sunshine, the heat might come in its less enjoyable sticky, muggy form, with the remnants of storm Ernesto dampening the heat.
"Ernesto's warm and humid air stays here for the first half of the week, with 26-28C from Monday to Wednesday in the South, with mainly dry weather for most," said Met Office forecaster Steven Keates.
"A cold front brings rain on Thursday, but the Bank Holiday weekend looks relatively warm at 23C and a degree or two warmer not ruled out.
"The South will be mainly dry, and the North still seeing good sunny spells, but less settled."
The current average temperature for this summer stands at 16.1 degrees, which currently equals the mark set at this point in the summer of 2006, currently the hottest on record.
That record dropped to 15.78 degrees by the end of the summer, pushing it into third place after 2003 and the all-conquering, Elton John and Kiki Dee-soundtracked summer of 1976.
The record is certainly in danger, with some forecasters suggesting that an Indian summer may follow and lift the temperatures into contention.
Bonnie Diamond of the Met Office suggested that a high pressure system was due to arrive in September and October.
"This means there is an increased likelihood of warmer-than-average temperatures and below-average rainfall," she said.
"It must be noted, however, that this does not necessarily mean temperatures will be hot or that a 'heatwave will continue'.
"Above-average temperatures can mean one or two degrees above average, for which August, September and October are 66.2F (19C), 60.8F (16C) and 55.4F (13C) respectively.
"Further, warmer-than-average temperatures does not necessarily mean sunshine - it can be warm and cloudy too."
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