UK weather: Exact date summer will return as maps turn ORANGE with 25C just days after lows of 3C

The UK could see some hot weather next week

The UK could see some hot weather next week

George Bunn

By George Bunn

Published: 04/07/2024

- 11:14

After a mixed start to July, the sun is set to return with forecasts of warm weather

Summery weather is set to return to the UK with temperatures forecast to reach the mid 20s.

Britons hoping for a sunny July had hopes dashed with grey skies and chilly temperatures returning to the nation over the weekend and into this week.

Despite a short burst of hot weather last week, temperatures returned to around or below average for the last few days of the month, something which is set to continue as temperatures are set to fall to around 3C this weekend in parts of Scotland and 5C in northern England.

However, there is some hope that summer temperatures may return sooner rather than later with forecasters predicting a boost in temperatures next week.

The UK could see some hot weather next week

The UK could see some hot weather next week


According to forecaster WXCharts, tomorrow is expected to get within touching distance of 20C, with the warmest spots expected in North Wales and the South East of England.

After this, the weekend is set to return to colder temperatures with 3C in parts of Scotland early on Saturday morning, while northern England will see lows of 5C and lows of 6C in Wales.

However, temperatures are set to rise again next week, with the forecaster showing it could rise to as high as 25C on Thursday in London and the South West.

Looking into next weekend, winds are expected to become lighter on Friday with outbreaks of rain in the south. The Met office is forecast sunshine and showers on Saturday with temperatures remaining on the cool side.


A forecast map

Temperatures could hit as low as three degrees in the Scottish highlands


Met Office spokesperson Andrea Bishop said: "There are tentative signs that following the early part of next week, conditions may begin to gradually turn a bit more settled, at least for a time.

"This particularly so across eastern parts, with temperatures more widely trending back up to average and then potentially above average as the week progresses."

However, the latter part of July is also disappointingly expected to bring colder and unsettled weather.

The Met Office forecast for the 16 to 30 July predicting: “As we go through the rest of the month, the latest information suggests that a return to cooler and more unsettled weather is now slightly favoured.

“The forecast signals are all rather weak and conflicting, so confidence in a definitive story at this range can be nothing other than very low."

A forecast map

Temperatures are expected to rise to 25C next week


The current weather in the UK can be attributed to a strong jet stream in the Atlantic, which is contributing to the changeable nature of the weather this week.

Much of the UK is positioned on the cooler side of the jet, resulting in temperatures that are around or slightly below the seasonal average.

However, areas experiencing sunshine will feel relatively warm, particularly in the southern regions.

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