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UK Set To Get 'Hot And Humid' This Week With Temperatures Reaching 30C

UK Set To Get 'Hot And Humid' This Week With Temperatures Reaching 30C

It's fair to say that summer so far has been a total washout. But, according to the Met Office, things are about to take a hotter turn as temperatures could even exceed 30C in some parts of Britain next week.

The Met Office reports that warmer climes will be making their way to the UK this weekend due to low pressure and warm air from Europe causing temperatures to rise.

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However, you'll still need your umbrella as thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected this Sunday and Monday, with the Met Office issuing severe weather warnings in England and Wales.

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However, those in southern and eastern parts of England will see the hottest temperatures next week, with the Met Office predicting some places exceeding 30C by Wednesday and Thursday.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Laura Ellam, explains: "High pressure will bring a brief spell of warmer, drier and sunnier weather this weekend.

"However, as low pressure re-establishes later on Sunday, we're going to see a return to the heavy rain and thunderstorms we've seen so far this June. Rather than the recent cooler conditions, it's going to feel much warmer and humid."

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She adds: "Whilst it will feel warmer for everyone in the UK next week, parts of southern and eastern England will see the hottest weather with temperatures here into the high 20s Celsius, possibly exceeding 30 Celsius at the peak of the heat by Wednesday or Thursday."

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So for those of you heading to festivals next weekend, it might not be as soggy as you first thought.

But discussing the risk of thunderstorms and showers, forecaster Laura said: "With this hot and humid weather there is the potential for severe thunderstorms developing, bringing the risk of torrential downpours, hail, flash flooding and gusty winds.

"We are carefully monitoring the situation and will update any National Severe Weather Warnings as confidence in where the greatest impacts from the thunderstorms and heavy rain increases."

While there is still the risk of thunderstorms next week, rain and humidity, it sounds like the sun has finally got his hat on for June.

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Topics: Met Office, Weather, News

Rachel Andrews

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