Whilst recently most of the UK has been soaked with heavy downpours, temperatures are forecast to soar once again. Sun starved Brits will be pleased to hear the Met Office have predicted another “potential heatwave” for August. Should Brits brace themselves for another scorcher?
Brits have been suffering for weeks with the thunderstorms, strong winds and torrential rains that have been blasting Britain.
The Met Office has thunderstorm warnings in place and temperatures have dipped around the high teens for most of the UK.
The dismal weather is a far cry from the scorching temperatures reached in early July, where the mercury leapt above 30C in some areas.
Many will be crossing their fingers the weather will improve for their staycations this month.
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Sadly for those who have staycations booked, heavy rains are expected to washout Britain once again this week.
But the news of a potential heatwave has given Britons hope temperatures could soar again later this month.
Forecasters have said the mercury could be “above average” towards the end of August.
The Met Office’s latest long-range forecast says the fortnight from Sunday, August 22 to Sunday, September 5 could see a spell of sunny weather.
And there’s great news for those hoping to catch some rays over the August Bank Holiday.
The Bank Holiday this year runs from August 27 – 30.
There won’t be another Bank Holiday in England until Christmas so many Brits will be keen to make the most of the one in August.
The Met Office said: “Although confidence is very low through this period, a general trend towards more settled conditions is likely.
In its latest long-range forecast from August 16 to 29, it said: “Temperatures should trend warmer than normal into late August, with some very warm or hot days possible if high pressure moves overhead for too long.
“If the high does linger overhead, a heatwave may develop as well, but confidence is low on this.
“Chances for heat increase later in the month, but high pressure will need to move into the correct spot for this to pan out.”
Although forecasters are predicting higher than average temperatures for late August Brits should be aware long-range forecasts can be inaccurate as conditions could change.