Britain To Be Hotter Than Portugal With Temperatures Up To 31C Next Week
Does anyone else feel like it turned autumn literally the second the clock struck September 1st?
This week, we've been pulling out our knitwear and adding extra blankets to our beds as we brace ourselves for the colder months - but we might be doing it prematurely.
Summer lovers rejoice: our UK climate has one last trick up its sleeve as temperatures could reach up to 31C in parts of the country next week.
Yes, we are truly in for an Indian Summer with the Met Office confirming we're in for a scorcher.
"We may see 30C in one or two places - 31C tops - in isolated areas in the south or south east of England," Grahame Madge, Met Office spokesperson, told Tyla. "But we're looking at high 20s more generally."
Excitingly, this is hotter than Portugal next week. On Monday (which is likely to be our hottest day), it will be 24C in Lisbon, while we're expecting a boiling 29C in London.
Further south in Portugal's Algarve region, it's expected to reach 26C on the same day, which still isn't quite as hot as our fair capital.
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Not feeling smug at all, nope.
The good weather continues into the week with London reaching 28C on Tuesday and 25C on Wednesday.
Grahame explained that while the upcoming gorgeous weather is sure to get everyone back in the summer mood, it can't officially be classed as a heatwave as temperatures won't be sustained at 25C or more for three days (and 28C in London) - which is the official criteria for a heatwave.
However you decide to spend the nice weather, it's worth remembering that the lockdown rules have changed and from Monday, gatherings of more than six people inside or outside will be illegal in England.
Bear this in mind when you rush to the beach or your nearest park. Other than that, enjoy the glorious weather as it'll probably be the last of it this year!
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