UK weather: Wimbledon fans warned of rain ahead of scorching 26C highs next week

Wimbledon fans warned of rain ahead of scorching 26C highs next week

Wimbledon fans warned of rain ahead of scorching 26C highs next week

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Jack Walters

By Jack Walters


Published: 01/07/2024

- 10:46

Mercury looks set to soar later this week as summer weather returns to the UK

Tennis fans have been warned of a Wimbledon washout ahead of scorching highs of 26C next week.

The Met Office is warning showers could hit South West London shortly after Wimbledon kicks off.


Parts of Wales, Northern England and Scotland will separately experience “particularly heavy” rain throughout the early hours.

Meteorologist Ellie Glaisyer said: “For parts of Northern Ireland and western Scotland, it will be quite a cloudy and damp start to the day.

Wimbledon fans warned of rain ahead of scorching 26C highs next week

Wimbledon fans warned of rain

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“That area of rain continues to push its way eastwards through Monday morning, although the southeast of England still holding on to a bit of sunshine for a time.

"As that system clears its way towards the east, western parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and South West England definitely seeing a bit of sunshine throughout the afternoon.

“Temperatures are looking similar to what we saw on Sunday, so in the south into the low 20s, but further north generally staying in the mid to high teens.”

Wimbledon kicks off in less than an hour's time with a series of players taking to SW19’s numerous courts.

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The centre court has a retractable roof which takes just 10 minutes to close.

Despite some downpours this week, WXCHARTS has forecast temperatures hitting 26C next Friday, July 12.

London and the South East of England is expected to witness the warmest conditions, ranging from 22 to 26C.

However, parts of the South West of England, Wales, the Midlands and North East of England could also see mercury soar above 20C.

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The action will clash with the first week of the Wimbledon tennis tournament

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Northern Ireland and Scotland will likely struggle to see temperatures surpass such a level.

Unfortunately, warm weather might not be here to stay.

Looking ahead to July 15 to 29, the Met Office said: “On balance, it may be rather changeable at first, with periods of unsettled and cloudy, wet weather mixed with spells of dry and fine weather.

“The west is likely to see the wettest conditions, while the east will tend to be drier. By mid month there is a signal for more settled conditions to develop, so more in the way of dry weather, although still with a risk of some rain/showers at times.

“Temperatures close to average at first, but with a greater chance of warmer than average conditions later in the period.”

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