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Storms Could Hit The UK This Weekend Before Heatwave Strikes

Storms Could Hit The UK This Weekend Before Heatwave Strikes

Storms are set to hit the UK this weekend before a heatwave arrives next week.

Now, none of us like the rain but would we be on board with it if we knew a spell of hot weather was following? Probably.

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So, thankfully temperatures are set to rocket to 34C next week in parts of the UK, according to the Met Office.

Workers shelter from a downpour days ago. Credit: PA
Workers shelter from a downpour days ago. Credit: PA

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill told The Sun Online: "Saturday could start with some sunny, warm spells but anywhere in the UK could also see some showers.

"Conditions will worsen in the afternoon, particularly in the east where thunder and heavy rain is expected."

Along with the weekend showers, it's still expected to be a humid and warm couple of days, with temperatures reaching around 25 to 26C.

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But by Monday the heat could rise to around 29C before hitting the 30s by Wednesday.

Sunbathers relax in the hot sunshine earlier this week. Credit: PA
Sunbathers relax in the hot sunshine earlier this week. Credit: PA

Chief Met office meteorologist Andy Page told The Sun: "As we head into next week temperatures will increase daily across much of England and Wales as hot air is drawn up from France and Spain.

"Temperatures could reach 34C by Wednesday in parts of central, southern or eastern areas and heatwave thresholds are likely to be reached in some places."

Festival goers were shading from the sun during the heatwave that struck during Glastonbury Festival. Credit: PA
Festival goers were shading from the sun during the heatwave that struck during Glastonbury Festival. Credit: PA

Despite possibly having a few rainy days, August is set to be a warm one indeed.

Speaking to The Express, Exacta Weather's James Madden said: "August is looking like the best month of summer and is likely to deliver maximum temperatures in the mid-30Cs at the very least.

"This is not going to be restricted to southern parts of the country, even Scotland and the far north of England could see temperatures hitting these extreme values at times during the end of July and through August.

"However severe humidity could become a real issue and despite a potentially countrywide barbecue August, we can also expect a triggering of widespread and vigorous thunderstorm activity within this period."

Oh great, someone's always got to rain on our parade, haven't they?

So, it seems August is going to be a scorcher, but will it come close to June's record-breaking temperatures?

If you remember (how could you forget?!) June was boiling and became the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, according to the European Satellite Agency.

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Topics: Weather, uk news, News

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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