UK weather – Britain to see 27C September heatwave after torrential downpours & thunderstorms dampen spirits

UK weather – Britain to see 27C September heatwave after torrential downpours & thunderstorms dampen spirits


BRITAIN is set to bask in a 27C September heatwave after downpours and storms dampened spirts.

A hot plume is set to sweep in from Spain and the Azores bringing sunshine across the UK.

The mercury is set to soar to 27C next Saturday as high pressure moves in, according to NetWeather.

Most of England except Cumbria and South West England are expected enjoy temperatures of at least 26C.

In the North East, the heat is tipped to hit a sizzling 27C, with temperatures of between 23C and 24 across Wales, and between 22C to 23C across the South West.

Warm sunny spells will develop more during tomorrow afternoon, witha maximum temperature of 24C.


It comes after the Met Office warned some said areas including London had been lashed by a month's worth of average rainfall in August – 12 days before the end of the month.

Around 2.4in of rain were dumped on the capital by August 19, compared with 51mm (2in) usually seen over the entire month.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said the City of London had had 117 percent of its usual August rainfall already.

This summer is forecast to be the wettest in a decade, with the Met Office slapping in yellow weather warnings yesterday.

More than 1.5in of rain fell in 24 hours in some places, including in northern England, nearly half the average rainfall for August.

A Met Office weather stated that "flooding of homes and businesses is likely".

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The agency adds that: "20 to 40 mm of rain could fall in one-to-three hours in a few places, leading to some flooding and disruption.

"Rain and showers will ease from the west by mid-morning."

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: "Sunday will see the heavy rain clearing to bright and sunny spells and heavy showers in the east."

But temperatures climbed to around 20C in northern areas today, with parts of the South East touching 25C.

The Sun reported that this summer is already one of the most miserable for a decade, statistics reveal.

Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said: “This summer has certainly been unremarkable and pretty bland. It’s not going to be remembered for warmth.

“We’ve had flooding, some parts of the country have seen double their average rainfall, and temperatures have been average.”

And he warned: “A heatwave is not on the cards either.”

Met Office figures show this August has been exceptionally grim. The average maximum temperature is currently at 19C.

It has only gone lower in the past ten years on four occasions.

For today, Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said: "Sunday could be wet in some places and we might need some rainfall warnings.

"It does look as if the Midlands and eastern areas could have a pretty wet Sunday – but there's also a lot of uncertainty in it."

Hull, Norwich, Newcastle, and Aberdeen are among eastern areas to be hit by heavy rain on Sunday, with breeze coming off the North Sea.

But, the good news is that after a few more days of rain, warm weather will reach our shores, says Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin.

He said: "There are signs of drier and sunnier weather ahead, coming next week."

The low pressure sweeping across Britain is being followed by high pressure.

"That high may well dominate for much of next week.

"It will be drier, sunnier and warmer – and as it's August there's still some power left in the sun so it will feel a fair bit warmer next week," Mr Deakin added.

This was echoed by Netweather TV, which said: "Next week high pressure tries to build in and settle the weather down which might last for the late August Bank holiday.

"That would bring something fine and drier, but it does not mean that there is a heatwave on the way."

The Met Office's long-range forecast, for August 24 till September 3, predicts: "Temperatures are likely to be a little above average for this time the of year."


The Met Office said the City of London has had 117 per cent of its usual August rainfall already.

He added that 60mm of rain fell on the capital up to August 17 compared with 51mm usually seen over the entire month.

Northern Ireland has had 90mm of rain – 90 per cent of its 97mm average for the month.

East Anglia and north-east England have been the driest areas, having only had 43 per cent of their average August rainfall so far at 24mm and 30mm respectively.

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