BBC Weather: Temperatures to rise as sunny spells hit parts of UK
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Compared to the heatwave conditions which engulfed Britain earlier this summer, August has been a bit of a disappointment. But there is some optimism summer could offer us one last hot spell. Although heatwave conditions are not currently forecast, Brits could see some warmer weather and sunny spells as August draws to a close.
Forecasters suggest “pleasantly warm” temperatures are likely to be the trend this week.
John Hammond and Sara Thornton at weathertrending.com told Express.co.uk: “There’s a lot of fine and dry weather on the menu through the rest of August and into early September – a welcome change for many after what’s been a dull and dreary few weeks, weather-wise.
“For most, temperatures are not going to be spectacularly high, but pleasantly warm in the sunnier spells. Typically that means the low 20s.
“However, some of the highest temperatures may well be found in the sheltered valleys and glens of northwest Britain.
“For example on parts of northwest England and western Scotland, 25 or 26C is briefly possible.
“Some areas of cloud are floating around, for example through parts of the Midlands and North Wales. And beneath this cloud, it will be cooler.”
From midweek, temperatures aren’t expected to be quite so high, but the bank holiday is expected to be quite dry for many.
The forecasters added: “After midweek, a cold front will bring a slight cooling trend in temperatures.
“However, with high pressure staying in charge through the holiday weekend, most of us can bank on a lot of dry weather.
“Nothing lasts forever – especially dry weather in Britain.
“There are signs that later next week, conditions will begin to turn more unsettled, with a definite early autumnal feel as we get further into September, reinforcing that ‘Back to School’ vibe.
“But, while not a heatwave, the next few days of fine weather should be very welcome indeed.”
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According to the Met Office long-range forecast for August 28 to September 6, high pressure is likely to dominate the weather resulting in “fine and settled” conditions.
The Met Office forecast reads: “The last weekend in August and into September is likely to be dominated by high pressure resulting in fine and settled weather across the UK.
“This will bring variable amounts of cloud, sunny spells, a few light showers and mainly light winds but some fog patches overnight, which clear during early morning.”
But the Met Office added that there may be some showers and wind as summer turns to autumn.
The Met Office said: “It looks increasingly likely that these settled conditions will persist through much of this period, with perhaps weak frontal systems bringing some light rain and showers at times.
“Winds likely to be light to moderate for most, with breezier conditions towards the edge of the high pressure in the far south, where it may feel cooler.
“Temperatures are likely to be rather warm in the west but near average and cool in the east below any persistent cloud.”
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