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UK News When is the next heatwave? How long until UK will see another spell of hot weather and temperature forecast

09:30  15 august  2022
09:30  15 august  2022 Source:   inews.co.uk

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July’s heatwave was a shock for many as temperatures reached unprecedented highs.

Extreme heat was experienced across the country, with records being broken in Scotland, and large swathes of England baking in never-before-seen temperatures.

The National Fire Chiefs Council has now warned UK cities they need to prepare for wildfires after dozens of “unprecedented” blazes broke out during last week’s heatwave.

A total of 16 homes were lost in the large fire in Wennington, east London, and fire crews had to fight to save the fire station itself, located nearby, from the flames last week.

In a statement carried by the BBC, National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) tactical adviser David Swallow said “services need to recognise the risk they’ve now got”.

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But when might there be another heatwave? Here’s everything you need to know.

When is the next heatwave?

It can be hard to predict the next heatwave, but it is thought there could be one as early as next week.

Of course this does not necessarily mean a return to the 40°C temperatures we saw last week, so there is no need to panic.

Stephen Dixon, Met Office spokesperson told Sky News that next week could be “bringing above average temperatures for many.”

“However, whether this would be classed as an official Met Office heatwave is still open to some uncertainty as there’s a big range in possible temperatures for next week,” he added.

Mr Dixon told The Mirror: “Early next week the signals from our models is that a warming trend will continue.

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“We can expect above average temperatures for much country early next week – in the mid 20s to low 30s in London.

“There’s a small chance some parts of the country will have a heatwave.”

What is a heatwave?

According to the Met Office a UK heatwave is when somewhere records at least three consecutive days with daily maximum temperatures meeting or exceeding the heatwave temperature threshold.

The temperature threshold is different depending on where you are in the country.

The Met Office changes its threshold earlier this year to reflect increasing temperatures.

It wrote: “The Met Office heatwave threshold has been updated ahead of summer 2022. The initial heatwave thresholds were calculated based on the 1981-2010 climatology of daily maximum temperature at the mid-point of the meteorological summer (15 July). The revised thresholds will use the 1991-2020 averaging period introduced in January 2022. The geographical differences reflect the differences in climate across the UK.”

When will the next heatwave start? How long the August weather will last and the latest Met Office forecast

  When will the next heatwave start? How long the August weather will last and the latest Met Office forecast Temperatures are set to rise as the week goes on, possibly reaching the mid-30s in southern parts . The forecast comes after hosepipe bans were issued in southern England, with the country struggling to handle an unusually dry summer. A historic heatwave caused temperatures to reach 40ºC for the first time in some areas in July and a lack of rain has caused issues for some water providers. Temperatures are not expected to reach those levels, but the hot weather could settle in for an extended period, forecasters have predicted. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming heatwave.

What is the Met Office weather forecast?

Today:

Most parts dry with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine, sunniest in the west and southwest, especially coastal areas. Scattered mainly light showers, mostly across Scotland, northern and eastern England. Lighter winds, so feeling reasonably warm in sunny spells.

Tonight:

Odd evening showers fading, nearly all parts becoming dry. Clear spells leading to a slightly chilly night in parts of the west and north, whereas some southeastern areas stay cloudier.

Wednesday:

Most areas remaining dry with some sunshine at times and light winds, leading to a reasonably warm feel. Perhaps just an odd light shower possible in the north or east.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunshine and showers Thursday and Friday. Cloud and rain arrives from the west Saturday, possibly turning heavy and thundery in northwest. Cooler in the north, rather warm in the south.

What is the long range forecast?

The Met Office says: “After a largely settled week, more changeable conditions return over the weekend, with the northwest in particular seeing outbreaks of rain and strong winds at times.

“Further south, it is likely to remain drier with clear, sunny spells, although there is a chance of some thicker cloud and rain reaching central areas. For the far southeast, while it may turn cloudier at times, remaining mainly dry with just some isolated showers at times.

“By the end of the period, unsettled conditions likely to prevail in the northwest, with dry and settled conditions dominating in the south.

“In northern parts of the UK temperatures are expected to remain near normal, but are trending above average elsewhere, and there is the -potential for some locally hot weather in the South-East.”

Will there be another heatwave in the UK? .
Will the extreme heat be back this summer?As we continue through August, two parts of the UK have temporary hosepipe bans, amid drought concerns and reports that some areas have experienced a record-breakingly dry July.

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