UK hot weather: Exact date heatwave to bake Britain as sunshine will return in August

NetWeather's temperature update for August 12
UK weather forecast: Summer set to return in just weeks as Brits brace for August heatwave
Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 02/08/2023

- 16:01

The United Kingdom will face some adverse conditions before sunshine breaks through in a few weeks time

Summer temperatures look set to make a last-minute return as Britons brace for a mid-August heatwave.

The exact date mercury will soar has been confirmed by weather forecasting maps.

NetWeather, a leading independent forecaster based in the UK, pinpointed an August weekend as the moment mercury will soar.

Temperatures have cooled significantly since June in recent weeks, with the Met Office suggesting mercury is hovering around the mid-to-high teens.

Sun-worshippers make the most of the current heatwave on Green Park in central LondonSun-worshippers make the most of the current heatwave on Green Park in central LondonPA

However, the United Kingdom will soon see temperatures exceed 20C.

Much of the country could see mercury teeter towards 30C on August 12.

London is expected to record the warmest temperatures, with 28C forecast for the capital.

But other parts of southern England will also see mercury stand between 26C and 27C.

UK weather: Heatwave scorches Britain with temperatures reaching 27\u00b0CPeople enjoy the warm weather on Hastings beach in East Sussex. Picture date: Sunday June 13, 2021.gbnews

However, the Met Office’s recent long-range weather forecast suggests conditions will remain mixed in August.

The UK’s national weather service said: “A mix of sunshine and showers initially, these most frequent and heaviest in the northwest, with the brightest conditions likely in the south, feeling more pleasant here.

“Changeable, often unsettled conditions, at least to start the following week, with showers and longer spells of rain likely, but some drier and brighter interludes, with these looking increasingly likely by the end of the week.

“Winds generally light to moderate, with a continued risk of strong winds at times with temperatures remaining below average.

The Met Office has issued three weather warningsThe Met Office has issued three weather warningsMet Office

“Beyond this, while changeable conditions are never too far away indications are that more settled conditions become the more likely scenario, but interspersed still with some more unsettled weather.

“Temperatures continue to be mostly below average although should start to recover through the period.”

But Britons will need to contend with some torrid conditions before they can bask in any summer sunshine,

The Met Office has issued three yellow weather warnings today: rain, wind and thunderstorms.

The warnings cover much of England and Wales, could cause travel disruption and even flooding.

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