UK weather forecast: Experts predict FOUR heatwaves with 28C in days this summer
Forecasters say the hot weather is set to return soon, with temperatures expected to hit 28C this week – in time for those traveling to Glastonbury for the festival on Wednesday
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Weather experts are forecasting a super sunny summer with claims of four heatwaves heading our way.
Temperatures soared to as high as 32.7C in Norfolk on Friday before plunging to 15C over the weekend and bringing rain and thunderstorms with them.
But forecasters say the hot weather is set to return soon, with temperatures expected to hit 28C this week – in time for those heading to Glastonbury for the festival on Wednesday.
Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said it was too early to say if another heatwave was on the way but said July looked like temperatures could be above average.
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He said we’re in for a “decent week of sunshine” from today (Monday).
Explains: “We have some warmer weather ahead of us, there will be no heatwave but we could be in the mid to high 20s on Wednesday and Thursday.
“We are likely to see 28C on Thursday and in the north they could be as high as 25C.
“But it usually cools down again at the weekend when things get a little more turbulent.
“By mid-July there is a reasonable signal from models that the temperature will be above average, so July could be a little warmer than usual.”
He said “there’s always potential” for more heatwaves in July.
“It looks like mid-July, which is still a long way off, and things may change, but most major models are signaling a warmer-than-average period.”
France and Spain are currently experiencing some ‘frightening’ temperatures during a record-breaking June heatwave.
Former Environment Agency official Dave Throup tweeted that Biarritz in France recorded the highest temperature ever recorded on Saturday at 42.9C, beating the previous record by more than 2C.
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“It beat the previous June record by over 4C. This during a four or five day heat wave. These extremes are frankly terrifying.”
Matthieu Sorel, climatologist at Meteo France, said: “This is the earliest heat wave ever recorded in France since 1947.
He predicted several regions were likely to break all-time temperature records and called the weather a “marker of climate change.”
In Spain, they continue to battle wildfires and more than 3,000 people have been evacuated from the Puy du Fou theme park in central Spain due to a large fire nearby.
Leon Brown of The Weather Company, the world’s largest commercial forecaster, told the Mail on Sunday: “Further heatwaves are forecast for this summer, imported into the UK from the continent, each reaching at least 28C.
and probably higher – each lasting several days.”
The head of meteorological operations said the next hot spell was forecast for early July, with another for the second half of the month.
He added: “As the heat continues to build in western Europe into July and a similar flow of air is expected again from Spain, this would bring even hotter temperatures than Friday.
“We should be looking well into the 30’s – 36C (97F) wouldn’t be at all surprising. A third hot spell is coming in August, with September having further heatwave potential.
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“Warmth can be brought to the UK in September by tropical storms sweeping across the Atlantic.”
The Met Office said climate change will have “a major impact on how we live our lives”.
They predict that in 50 years, by 2070, winters will be between 1 and 4.5°C warmer and up to 30% wetter, while summers will be between 1 and 6°C warmer and up to 60% drier .
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