Long-term forecast for the United Kingdom: A scorching 35°C European heatwave is expected to hit the country, according to new maps.
According to the most recent long-range weather projections, Britain is likely to sizzle in a red-hot heatwave as a 35°C European heat plume sweeps towards the country.
The latest Netweather heat maps have turned red, indicating that France will see blistering highs of 35°C on Saturday, July 24. On the same day, red tones of hot air are visible rushing higher towards eastern portions of the UK. Temperatures in Kent might reach a scorching 29°C, while London and Essex fry at 28°C due to the European heat.
Norwich, which is expected to reach 30°C, could be even hotter.
Further north, highs of 26°C are expected in Leeds and Doncaster, with 22°C in Newcastle and Cumbria.
According to Netweather’s July monthly forecast, a “major heatwave” might hit the UK between Monday, July 19 and Sunday, July 25.
“Pressure is anticipated to be rather high over Scandinavia for much of this week, with above-average pressure in the UK, notably in the north, and an above-average frequency of southerly winds,” according to the forecast.
“There is the potential for troughs to sweep in from the west and fill the space between the Azores and Scandinavian high pressure centers.
“With southerly and south-easterly winds, this week is the most likely to include a major heatwave for the UK.
“As the excellent anticyclonic weather breaks down from the west, it may bring some hot air masses up from southern Europe, as well as provide the potential for thundery breakdowns.”
The scorching weather could persist into August, according to the Met Office, as temperatures remain “above average” from Friday, July 23 and Friday, August 6.
“For the rest of July and into early August, conditions are most likely to be warmer and drier than average,” the forecast added.
“Some disturbed weather is still likely, particularly in the northwest of the United Kingdom, but most locations should get plenty of beautiful and dry weather.
“A few thunderstorms are possible, especially in the southern and eastern parts of the state.
“Temperatures will most likely be above average, with the south feeling particularly warm or hot at times.”
Warmer spells were also forecasted by the BBC’s long-range prediction, which spanned from Monday, July 19 to Sunday, August 1.
“For the second half of July, the large-scale pattern may be.” Brinkwire Summary News, according to the projection.