Long-term forecast for the United Kingdom: 36°C Maps show that a European heatwave will deliver a “very hot trend” to the United Kingdom.
According to the latest estimates, Britain will be scorched by a “very hot trend” as a scorching 36°C European heatwave approaches the country.
Following a gloomy start to the month, high pressure from the Mediterranean Sea is expected to sweep across the UK around the middle of August. On Thursday, August 19, the latest Netweather heat maps turn a deep shade of red to depict hot air engulfing Europe, with France reaching scorching highs of 36°C. On the same day, the maps show the hot air flowing upwards towards the south-east of England, with temperatures reaching 29°C in London, Kent, and Essex.
Yorkshire, Manchester, and Bristol could all see highs of 27 degrees.
A graphic showing red-hot heat sweeping through north-western Europe during the middle of the month was also provided by Brian Gaze, a forecaster at Weather Outlook.
Over the next few weeks, he expects a possibly “extremely hot pattern” to surge into the UK.
“European 12z putting up a possibly very hot trend towards the end of the 10 day run,” he posted on Twitter.
Mr. Gaze continued. August may begin on a mixed note, with hot spells interspersed with downpours of thundery rains.
However, he cautioned that the second half of the month could see more “very warm episodes.”
“The first half will see a mix of showers and lengthier bouts of rain, but also mild and fine spells,” the forecaster said.
“The driest weather will most likely be in the south and east, but with a higher danger of heavy showers or thunderstorms, local fluctuations may be significant.
“When looking at the entire period, temperatures should be above average.
“The chances of settled and very warm periods increase in the second half.
“Rainy spells are still possible, especially in the north and west,” says the forecast.
Temperatures could surge “beyond average” as the month advances, according to the Met Office’s long-range forecast between Thursday, August 19, and Thursday, September 2.
“A continuance of changeable circumstances is most likely through this period, although low confidence,” the forecast added.
“Some more steady weather is possible, especially in the north and northeast of the United Kingdom.
“Temperatures are expected to be above average, with the possibility of hotter weather later in the month and rainfall that is expected to be below average.”
According to BBC Weather’s “Brinkwire Summary News,” “summer-like” weather is anticipated to arrive by the end of August.