Met Office Issues Yellow Weather Warning As UK Prepares For Heatwave
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Northern Ireland, England and parts of Scotland and Wales which have been experiencing heavy rain and thunderstorms. However, in WTF weather news, heatwaves are expected across the country from Wednesday onwards.
The U-turn will see temperatures rise into the high 20s and low 30s for many across the country, according to the weather service.
On Monday (24th), a Yellow Weather Warning was issued for heavy rain hit many parts of Scotland, Wales, and Northern England including Liverpool and Manchester.
The Met Office warned that rain would continue into Tuesday with possible travel disruptions in affected areas, and homes and small businesses were told they could experience flooding.
However, things are expected to dry up pretty quickly by the end of this week with temps soaring.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri, said: "It's going to get hot and humid for some from Wednesday, with the highest temperatures expected across southern and western parts of the UK. Not everywhere will see the high temperatures, however, as an easterly breeze will keep North Sea coasts much cooler.
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"By the time we get to Saturday, however, North Sea coasts will join much of the rest of eastern UK in seeing temperatures of 27 to 32 Celsius."
Dan continued: "Heatwave thresholds will therefore be met across some parts of the UK later this week and into the weekend."
Currently, the highest temperature on record for June is 35.6 degrees, which was recorded on 29th June 1957 in London and Southampton on 28th June 1976.
It's good news for people heading to Glastonbury who have been receiving weeks of up and down forecasts. Rain is predicted to make way for a dry and sunny festival right through the weekend. Whipeee!
So there you have it: summer 2019 won't be a *total* washout. Just make sure you get down to the park this weekend...
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