Brits could sweat through consecutive nights of tropical temperatures that won’t drop below 20C as the mini heatwave sweeping the country this week could bring the hottest temperatures of the year.
Temperatures are also expected to soar to 32C on Wednesday and Thursday as parts of the UK will reach the official criteria needed for a heat wave, the Met Office has warned.
Heat wave criteria will likely be met in a number of places over the next few days, and for much of the UK it will be ‘very hot to hot’.
The UK Health Security Agency issued a yellow alert across England, except the North East, between 2pm on Monday and 9pm on September 10.
And it is possible that the highest temperatures of 2023 will be seen this month, with the current record being 32.2°C on June 10 and 25.
Brits could sweat through consecutive nights of tropical temperatures that won’t drop below 20C as the mini heatwave sweeping the country this week could bring the hottest temperatures of the year. Pictured: Birds flying over the setting sun in Leeds on Monday
Temperatures are also expected to soar to 90F (32C) on Wednesday and Thursday as parts of the UK will reach the official criteria needed for a heatwave, the Met Office has warned. Pictured: Members of the public relax at Potters Fields Park in central London on Monday.
Heat wave criteria will likely be met in a number of places over the next few days, and for much of the UK it will be ‘very hot to hot’. Pictured: People on New Brighton beach on Monday
Families who took advantage of the heatwave on Britain’s beaches over the weekend can expect the same tomorrow as children return to school.
After a somewhat gloomy summer, the start of autumn brings brighter days as the Met Office predicts ‘very hot or scorching sunshine’ this week.
Forecasters say a jet stream – which has brought largely unstable weather spells to the UK – is continuing to move north, allowing higher pressure to build widely across the UK.
This also explains a second reason behind the heat wave: the former tropical cyclone Franklin continues to move towards the North Atlantic, amplifying the rise in high pressures.
Senior Meteorologist Rachel Ayers said: “On Tuesday there will be scattered clouds for the far south west and later Northern Ireland with a chance of isolated showers/thunderstorms. Elsewhere, after the low clouds, mist and fog have lifted and cleared, it will be dry with lots of sunshine.
“It will be cloudier over the far north of Scotland, with a few patches of rain and drizzle, although drier than the past few days.
“Temperatures will range between 27 and 30°C in central and southern regions, with a possible isolated temperature of 31°C inland.
Families who took advantage of the heat wave on the beaches this weekend can expect the same tomorrow with the return of children to school. Pictured: New Brighton beach on Monday
Partygoers rush to the beaches with their children as the mini heat wave is in full swing.
A weather forecast for Monday. Temperatures are rising – and will continue to rise this week
“On Wednesday the mist and fog will clear again with low cloud returning to the coast throughout the morning leaving again a very warm to hot day.
“A few more scattered clouds over the far west and Northern Ireland. Risk of showers moving towards the South-West in the evening, risk of an isolated thunderstorm. Temperatures will climb to 32°C in central and south-east England.
“Thursday, another beautiful day after the mist and fog cleared early. Cloudier again for the North Sea coasts, and inland at first, but the clouds are moving back towards the coasts.
“The sun will be more hazy in the west than the previous days. Overnight showers will move north to west with some bouts of rain in the far north west of Scotland.
“Temperatures will soar to 32C in central and south-east England.
“On Friday, most places will remain dry and sunny. Cloudy areas will limit sunshine in places, with a low risk of isolated showers or thunderstorms, mainly in the west.
“Scattered rain is likely, at least for a while in the far northwest, perhaps with brighter, drier and cooler conditions here later.” Mainly light winds, although winds increasing from the northwest.
“It’s still very warm or very hot for many and probably looks humid, but with low clouds and lower temperatures around some coasts, with the possibility of cooler air moving into some as well. northern regions. Temperatures soar to 31°C in central and south-east England.
The weekend is expected to turn cooler and then choppy next week as the weather returns to average September temperatures.
A paddle boarder enjoying the sunshine at Derwent Water, Keswick, Cumbria
A dog cools off in the autumn sunshine at Derwent Water, Keswick, on Monday
A woman walks her dogs along New Brighton beach on Monday
Photos show Britons enjoying the sunshine on Monday at popular seaside locations, lakes and parks across the country.
The warm sunny weather spread across the country over the weekend, with sunbathers flocking to seaside resorts from Bournemouth in southern England to seaside resorts in the north.
Seaburn Beach in Sunderland was packed with families finishing school holidays in the sun.
Surfers and swimmers took to the North Sea to take advantage of the mild temperatures, while others brought buckets and spades to play on the beach.