UK weather: August heatwave (and rain) on the way

Temperatures to soar next week but forecasters warn of rain storms

Summer weather July 20th 2016

Britain could bask in temperatures of 35C within the next two weeks in a heatwave that is set to last until September.

It comes after the hottest day of the year saw the mercury hit 33C last week.

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This weekend will see cooler temperatures of 22C before the scorching weather hits in early August.

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, told the Daily Express: "The potential for hot weather will start developing around early August and there is great potential for a monster heatwave.

Mr Madden added that high pressure will give many parts of the country more summer-like conditions, particularly in the southern half of the country and many parts of England and Wales.

Meanwhile, thunder storms could also be on the cards, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Met Office told the newspaper that tropical winds will blow in from the Atlantic bringing unsettled weather, with a risk of heavy rain next week.

On its website, the Met Office says: "On Wednesday and Thursday potentially heavy rain is likely to affect most areas for a time before brighter, showery conditions follow from the west.

"These showery conditions should continue through the weekend, although southern and southwestern parts may become more settled for a while. Then as we head towards mid-August the latest indications are that changeable conditions will prevail, with intervals of dry, sunny weather interspersed with periods of rain, showers and strong winds."

It adds: "Northwestern parts are likely to see the heaviest rain and strongest winds whereas the southeast should experience the best of the drier, brighter weather."

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