‘Second UK heatwave in a week’ coming as temperatures set to jump back to 29C

Britain is gearing up for its second round of heatwave weather in just a week thanks to a plume of tropical hot air.

Temperatures will climb back up to highs of up to 29C from Wednesday (June 22) after a mixed start to the week.

Met Office Deputy Meteorologist Helen Caughey said: "There will be plenty of sunshine on Wednesday across the South West, although there could be a bit more cloud later in the day, and temperatures will reach 26C or 27C.


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"The dry, sunny and warm theme will continue through Thursday. However, from Friday onwards the weather will become more unsettled."

Jim Dale from British Weather Services meanwhile put the warm temperatures down to a movement of tropical air, telling the Daily Express: “A ridge of high pressure is currently reaching across the Atlantic from the Azores and affecting the UK’s weather.

“However, this high-pressure system is about to dislocate and form a separate high over Britain, and this will see temperatures rise again this week.

“Thursday is likely to be the peak when we expect to see 29C in parts of the country before values return closer to normal.”

Unfortunately it does not currently look like the good weather will last until the weekend, with rain and even thunderstorms coming in the days to follow.

The twist in the weather outlook could see Glastonbury Festival turn into a mudbath yet again, with revellers definitely in need of their wellies for the three-day music extravaganza.

Helen Caughey said: "From Friday onwards the weather will become more unsettled."

"There is a risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms in the Glastonbury area on both Friday and Saturday, although these should be quick moving, some surface water might accumulate at times."


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