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UK NewsHeatwave due to sweep the UK as summer holidays begin

00:55  22 july  2019
00:55  22 july  2019 Source:   pressassociation.com

Thunderstorms and a heatwave! The UK weather is about

Thunderstorms and a heatwave! The UK weather is about The storm before the calm!

A scorching heatwave is set to sweep into the UK for the beginning of the school holidays this week - with this weather graphic showing sweltering temperatures across the UK on Wednesday afternoon.

" Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic "That will then seep into the UK as we go into Friday and Saturday." Dr Emer O’Connell, public health "There will be muggy start in the morning but it will gradually begin to break through the clouds.

Heatwave due to sweep the UK as summer holidays begin © Ben Birchall Surfers play in the waves during the hot sunshine on Tolcarne beach in Newquay, Cornwall, the week before school holidays, as more hot weather is due to hit the UK this week (Ben Birchall/PA)

A heatwave is due to hit parts of the UK for the start of the school summer holidays this week, with temperatures soaring and widespread balmy conditions.

Despite the high temperatures the sweltering spell could bring some disruption from heavy thundery downpours, according to the Met Office.

The mercury is expected to hit 34C (95F) in London on Wednesday as Downing Street prepares for the arrival of a new prime minister.

Thunderstorms and a heatwave! The UK weather is about

Thunderstorms and a heatwave! The UK weather is about The storm before the calm!

The risk of extreme heatwaves is increasing rapidly worldwide due to greenhouse gas emissions. Sunbathers lap up the hot weather as heatwave continues to grip the UK . “We will also see intense And a girl was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after currents swept her out to sea off the Isle

A heatwave is expected to mark the beginning of the school summer holidays next week as temperatures soar to 34C. Unsettled weather will continue for many throughout the start of the weekend, with thunderstorm warnings in place for parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland in coming

A forecaster at the Met Office said it would be a wet start to the week for some, with a yellow weather warning of rain in place over the end of the weekend for western Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England.

This could lead to some localised flooding and travel disruption, according to the Met Office.

Temperatures will reach 28C (82F) in southern England from Monday, which will see a dry and bright start to the week.

“As we head through the week, the rain will generally begin to ease across northern areas, so the potential is for much of the UK to see some hot conditions,” the Met Office spokesman said.

Britain could be set for heatwave as school holidays begin

Britain could be set for heatwave as school holidays begin If temperatures stay high in the same spots for three consecutive days, the Met Office deems it a heatwave. Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office Andy Page, said: “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 34°C by Wednesday in parts of central, southern or eastern areas and heatwave thresholds are likely to be reached in some places.” With the heat building next week, some areas could possibly meet the heatwave criteria by Wednesday. Here's an indication of where… ????️☀️ pic.twitter.

Britain could be baking in a heatwave as the school summer holidays begin next week. But there is a danger of thunderstorms, heavy rain and localised The hot spell is predicted to see temperatures reach up to 34C (93F) for parts of the UK early next week – but sunshine will be sandwiched between

Britain could be baking in a heatwave as the school summer holidays begin next week. But there is a danger of thunderstorms, heavy rain and localised The hot spell is predicted to see temperatures reach up to 34C (93F) for parts of the UK early next week – but sunshine will be sandwiched between

Heatwave due to sweep the UK as summer holidays begin © Provided by The Press Association More hot weather is due to hit the UK this week (Ben Birchall/PA)

“There will be some sunshine around during the week, but also the risk of some heavy thundery downpours as well.”

Temperatures will increase as the week progresses, according to forecasters, reaching highs of 33C (91F) on Tuesday, 34C (93F) on Wednesday and 35C (95C) on Thursday.

Although the main concentration of the hot weather will be in central and south-eastern England, parts of Scotland could reach the high 20s.

For the majority of the UK, the mercury needs to hit 25C for three consecutive days to be classed as a heatwave.

This threshold increases the further south east in the country, with temperatures in London needing to reach 27C.

The maximum temperature recorded in July is 36.7C (98F), on the first day of the month in 2015 at Heathrow.

Looking ahead to next weekend, the Met Office expects temperatures to fall.

“There’s some uncertainty though on just how long the heatwave conditions will last for,” the forecaster said.

“It looks most likely that, at least by Saturday, most areas will see a bit of a drop in temperatures.

“There’s still a lot of sunshine around for the weekend and temperatures probably look to be not quite as hot, but with a summery feel staying for the weekend.”

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