22nd June 2018
The UK is set for a fine, dry and hot spell. No rain, lots of sunshine and temperatures into the high twenties and low thirties Celsius. 28C is 82 Fahrenheit and 32C is 90 F . Summer has truly arrived.
Heat taking hold across the UK as shown on Netweather Extra thickness charts 850-1000hPa (m) for the next week
A true bit of summer for the UK and it should last for two weeks. Southern Britain keeps the fine weather for longest with a few wobbles further north but everywhere will get some heat. High pressure will build over the UK and this will bring the settled, dry conditions, keeping the Atlantic weather fronts at bay. High pressures tend to stay around and move slowly, as this one parks over us for the end of June. It may fade a bit next weekend but then takes hold once more for the first week of July.
So far this year
London saw 29.1C on 19th April, 28.7C on the 7th May. Scotland Achnagart reached 27.5C on the 29th May. Wales 26.8C Hawarden airport 27th May. Northern Ireland 25.3C on the 29th May in Castlederg. We haven't reached 30C so far this year. June, July and August are the warmest months in the UK, the time of meteorological summer.
For the month of June records , data from UK Met Office. England, Hants, 35.6C 1976. Scotland, Perth & Kinross 32.2C 1893, Wales Powys 33.7C 2000 and N Ireland, Co Fermanagh 30.8C 1976 . All-time UK temperature records below:
Netweather forecaster Jo Farrow said " Many people will be pleased to hear that real summer is about to arrive. It will be very warm, sunny and dry throughout next week. After a bit of a chill to end this working week, temperatures will gradually rise from 18-24 on Saturday 23rd, up to 25-32C by Wednesday/Thursday next week. The far north of Scotland will see more cloud and next week an easterly breeze could bring cloud off the North Sea, there is uncertainty about the cloud amounts and areas likely to be affected. There is always something to spoil a straightforward hot and sunny story. This breeze will make eastern counties feel a bit fresher and more comfortable. Inland and further west it will be hot. If you are out enjoying the fine weather remember to protect yourself from the sun, slap that sunscreen on. "
England - Lighter winds on Sunday 18 to 24C.Next week low to mid 20s C for most, High 20s into low 30s by Weds/Thursday 28th. Dry and hot. NE and E.England likely to feel fresher in breeze off the North Sea by mid week, still not bad.
Health-Heat Watch by NHS England should step up a level or two by next week . Currently at level 1
Scotland - Brisk westerly wind easing through the weekend. Warmest in the east. 15 to 23C. Warmer everywhere next week with lighter winds, before winds change to an easterly breeze and central & western areas heat up more, 22-29C
Wales - Light winds this weekend 17 to 23C. Next week hotting up and as the easterly wind sets in, WAles will see temperatures of 22 to 29C
Northern Ireland - Light winds this weekend, warmer on Sunday up to 21C. Warmer next week 21 to 25C but a SE to easterly wind picks up, so not as hot for Belfast by midweek. Western counties will see the highest temperatures.
Very high pollen levels and high UV
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