UK News Saturday scorcher as summer heatwave continues

14:07  08 august  2020
14:07  08 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

Britain set for 100F temperatures as Met Office issues flood warnings

  Britain set for 100F temperatures as Met Office issues flood warnings After a night of sweltering temperatures and thunderstorms, the Met Office has issued weather warnings for floods, while warning the mercury could reach highs of up to 100FTemperatures in the Capital have hit 75F before 9am this morning, by 11am the mercury had reached 87F at London Heathrow - where Monday's high was recorded at 95F 

BRITS are set to swelter in a 27C scorcher as the Saharan bubble heatwaves stretches on into "Overall it's perfect summer weather - its hot but there's a little bit of humidity, and the nights won't be On Saturday night, 15.8mm of rain fell in Edinburgh during a thunderstorm while heavy rain also

The heat will begin to ease slightly on Saturday with temperatures ranging between 15 and 20 degrees with heavy, thundery rain for most of the morning. Saturday night will be generally dry with clear spells and temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 degrees. Met Éireann has issued a status yellow

a man standing in front of a house: Soaking up the sun in Bournemouth (Andrew Matthews/PA) © Andrew Matthews Soaking up the sun in Bournemouth (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Britons are set for a scorching Saturday as temperatures surge again, reaching a potential 36C in places.

It comes after Friday saw the hottest August day in 17 years, with the mercury hitting 36.4C at Heathrow and Kew Gardens.

The Met Office said Saturday’s temperatures will “rise well above average once again, with a peak around 36C across south-east England”.

How to stay safe on the beach as UK prepares for heatwave

  How to stay safe on the beach as UK prepares for heatwave Britain is bracing itself for a heatwave over the next few days, with parts of the country predicted to be hotter than the Caribbean. The Met Office says several days of warmer weather, set to start on Thursday and last until Sunday, could see the mercury reach 37C (98.6F) in some areas. This would mean parts of Britain could pass the threshold for an “official heatwave”, which requires three days of temperatures over 25C (77F). The recordThe Met Office says several days of warmer weather, set to start on Thursday and last until Sunday, could see the mercury reach 37C (98.6F) in some areas.

However, despite the blistering heat , temperatures did not beat the previous hottest day on record which saw Brits roast in 38.7C in Cambridge on Brits told avoid beaches on 37C Scorcher Saturday - as heatwave to last week. Matt Leat, head of infrastructure and technology lead at HM Coastguard

He said: “More heat and for some extreme heat on the cards for western parts of Europe. "There are no weather systems close by but we do have an area of low pressure with a few lingering Mr Miller said the extreme heat would impact holiday hotspots in Spain, France and the UK over the next week.

It added that temperatures will be around average for the time of year across northern parts of the UK.

Saturday started with an “impressive” 20C difference between parts of Scotland and south-east England, the Met Office pointed out.

Forecaster Marco Petagna said: “Temperatures will probably be peaking at 35C with a small chance of 36C – it is still very hot.”

He said there is a bit of cloud in the South East but there will be a lot of dry weather and plenty of sunshine around.

UK could be set for heatwave - with temperatures hotter than the Caribbean

  UK could be set for heatwave - with temperatures hotter than the Caribbean An official heatwave could hit the UK on Thursday, with some parts basking in temperatures hotter than top holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Temperatures are expected to soar to 37C (98.6F) by the end of the week, caused by hot air moving in from southern Europe.It means parts of the country will be basking in warmer conditions than popular holiday destinations such as Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas.The high temperatures are expected to last from Thursday until Sunday, prompting the Met Office to issue a health alert.

A MINI heatwave will bring a summer scorcher to the UK, with temperatures predicted to reach a balmy 25C, according to bookies. The weather service’s five day forecast suggests that the warm weather will continue until Friday when the weather will become cooler and more changeable with a

The heat is expected to top the previous 2018 record of 32C — making Friday the hottest day of the year. London and the South East will bear the brunt of the sweltering conditions — which will last into London and the South East will hit 33C today as the scorcher continuesCredit: Alamy Live News.

He added: “It will still be very hot in the South East but with the potential for an isolated shower to break out.”

a man standing in front of a sunset over a body of water: A paddleboarder watches the sunrise at Cullercoats bay in North Tyneside (Owen Humphreys/PA) © Provided by PA Media A paddleboarder watches the sunrise at Cullercoats bay in North Tyneside (Owen Humphreys/PA)

A breeze along the North Sea coast will keep temperatures in the high teens there, while England and Wales will generally see the high 20Cs or low 30Cs – while it will be cooler in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

There are some very hot and sticky nights on the way.

London and the South East have endured sweltering heat over the past few days, with no let-up expected until the middle of next week.

The record for the hottest August day is 38.5C, set at Faversham on August 10 2003.

The current record maximum temperature for the UK is 38.7C, reached in Cambridge Botanic Garden on July 25 last year.

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Friday saw crowds of people heading for the coast, with images of packed beaches, traffic jams and full car parks shared widely on social media.

Italian cities put on alert as heatwave grips Europe

  Italian cities put on alert as heatwave grips Europe More than a dozen Italian cities were put on alert and Spain experienced record temperatures as heatwaves gripped Europe last week. © Other A woman cooled off by a fountain in Rome as fourteen cities were put on alert in Italy A fire destroyed a vast area of a forest in southwest France and people in Britain filled beaches on the country's hottest day of the year so far. © Reuters People in Madrid wore masks as the heatwave struck during the coronavirus outbreak The city of San Sebastian on Spain's northern coast had a temperature of 42C (107F) on Thursday.

Australians will sweat through a scorcher weekend as a heatwave continues to grip the nation's south-east. Residents have been warned to stay out of the sun and keep hydrated with over 40C conditions in Sydney. Western Sydney will bear the brunt of the heat in Penrith and Richmond but

Drivers were stuck in the long queue and searing heat through Hampshire going westbound on the A31 near the New Forest, leading to the M27 and up to It came as a 36.4C heatwave today scorched the nation and sun seekers were told to stay away from 19 beaches as a 13-mile stretch of Dorset coast

By Friday afternoon, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council’s beach check app showed 19 of its 24 beaches under red alert, warning people to avoid the areas because safe social distancing was not possible.

The Met Office issued a level three heat-health warning for the South and South East, meaning the public should look out for others, particularly the elderly, children and people in poor health.

Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, consultant in public health at Public Health England, said: “This summer, many of us are spending more time at home due to Covid-19.

“A lot of homes can overheat, so it’s important we continue to check on older people and those with underlying health conditions, particularly if they’re living alone and may be socially isolated.”

But dark clouds are gathering on the horizon.

Dan Harris, Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, said thunderstorms are on the way, with some places likely to be hit with up to 80mm of rain in just a few hours.

“We’ve issued a broad thunderstorm warning for Monday and Tuesday for all parts of the UK, since although the ingredients are there, it’s just too early to pinpoint the details of exactly where and when thunderstorms will occur,” he said.

“As such, we will be monitoring the developing signals closely and I urge people to keep a close eye on Met Office warnings and forecasts over the coming days.”

Thunderstorm Warnings For Almost All Of UK As Welsh Town Floods .
Thunderstorms are expected in much of the UK after flash flooding left parts of a Welsh town under water. Isolated flooding is possible across parts of England over the next few days due to heavy storms, the Environment Agency has warned. On Monday storms brought flash flooding and power cuts to Aberystwyth, in west Wales. Councillor Ceredig Davies said the area hadn’t seen a downpour like it in years. “There are a number of properties in town that have flooded towards the lower part of the town - and a number of high street shops have had water coming through,” he told WalesOnline.“It was such a downpour.

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