BBC Weather: Britain’s heatwave continues, with temperatures reaching 31°C for the second day in a row.
THE BEST OF THE WEATHER WILL BE SEEN IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND ON SUNDAY, as Britons continue to bake in a blazing heatwave that will go well into next week.
Weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker predicted that temperatures will continue to rise for parts of the UK as the country is gripped by yet another day of the heatwave on BBC Breakfast. He explained how hot temperatures are being driven by an area of high pressure, which has forced its way down to southern parts of the UK overnight. As Brits flock to enjoy the sun ahead of Independence Day on Monday, July 19, he warned of hot evenings and more miserable nights ahead.
“We’ll probably hit 31C again today in the southeast of the country, so London will enjoy the hot and sunny weather,” Mr Schafernaker said.
“It won’t necessarily be hotter [than Saturday], but it will be hotter today.
“Of course, the UV levels will be extremely high as well.”
“High pressure is bringing us bright skies over the UK, so lots of sunshine,” he continued.
Sunday’s highs will be 30 degrees in London, 29 degrees in Cardiff, 29 degrees in Birmingham, 27 degrees in Norwich, 25 degrees in Hull, and 20 degrees in Edinburgh.
He said that the hottest heat will be in England and Wales on Sunday, as opposed to Saturday, when portions of Northern Ireland reached a scorching 31 degrees.
“The heat is being carried a little bit further south by the breeze,” the BBC anchor remarked.
“So, for England and Wales, a hot day, a hot evening, and a very balmy night are on the way.
“Temperatures will be around 17 degrees overnight.”
He cautioned that pockets of high pressure will continue to cover the UK on Monday, preventing cooler air from penetrating the meteorological system.
“High pressure is remaining across the UK, and the UK is in the center of the high pressure,” the weather presenter explained.
“It implies the winds are blowing around it and away from us, making the core part of the UK feel calm.
“With the high pressure, it all depends on where the wind is coming from – it can make a five-degree difference sometimes.”
In Birmingham, high temperatures will be 28 degrees on Monday. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”