And, after the UK was baked by hot temperatures towards the end of June, BBC Weather has predicted when another heatwave is most likely. BBC Weather’s long-range forecast states late July has the “greater chance” of a heatwave striking. The weather channel cites an example from last year which saw a UK record of 38.7C (101F) set in Cambridge on July 25, 2019.
The BBC long-range forecast states: “Deeper in July, a pattern change is expected.
“High pressure should build across the UK by the week of Monday 20th, and this should bring drier, calmer and warmer conditions more extensively, including to Northern Ireland and Scotland.
“For those looking for another heatwave, the latter part of the month has the greater chance of seeing one.
“Climatologically, late-July is indeed a favourable time for hot weather in the UK. In July 2019, after a few fairly mundane weeks of weather with temperatures mainly peaking in the low 20s Celsius, late-July entertained record-breaking heat.
“The UK’s highest temperature ever recorded was set at Cambridge Botanic Garden on 25th July 2019, with 38.7C.”
It comes as the latest weather charts claim temperatures are set to rocket above 30C as plumes of warm air push in from across Europe later this month.
The latest WxCharts weather maps show an area of high pressure is set to engulf large parts of the UK from the week beginning July 13 – with the south of England seeing the highest temperatures.
The long-range forecast for Monday, July 13 until Sunday, July 19 produced by Netweather.tv shows the beginning of the week is set to see the best of the conditions will mercury set to exceed 30C.
Weather maps produced by WxCharts reveal the above-average temperatures will continue throughout the week with highs on Wednesday, July 15 of 25C in the south, 21C in Wales and 19C in the north.
The sweltering weather will persist into Thursday, July 16, with temperatures in London set to reach 28C in London, 19C in the north and 18C in Scotland.
The Netweather.tv long-range forecast for the week states: “The hottest spell of the forecast period is expected to be at the beginning of this week, when temperatures have potential to exceed 30C, especially in the south-east.
“There is potential for a thundery breakdown, but confidence in this is low.
“A cloudier westerly type is forecast to set in by the end of the week, with temperatures mostly near normal.
“There is more uncertainty over whether the warm, sunny start to the week will extend to north-western Britain.”
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The barmy summer conditions are also forecast to continue into the following week.
Ahead of the warm and sunny spells, the UK is set for a prolonged period of showers and thunderstorms.
A band of torrential rain will move over the UK on Thursday evening with northern and western parts of Britain most affected.
On Friday temperatures will remain mild with highs of 20C in the south, 17C in Wales and 15C in the north.
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