The heatwave which has swept across Bristol and the rest of the country is set to continue this weekend, with temperatures set to rise well above 30C in the coming days. The Met Office has issued an amber ‘danger to life’ warning for much of the UK, including Bristol, from Sunday (July 17) to Tuesday because of the heat.
But when is it set to be hottest in Bristol this weekend? The Met Office are predicting that Sunday will be the hottest day, with temperatures climbing to 28C by 4pm. But their forecast for Saturday is still sweltering, with peaks of 26C predicted.
The BBC are also expecting Sunday to be the hottest day, with temperatures reaching 30C by 4pm. And, like the Met Office, they also predict 26C weather on Saturday afternoon.
However, the warmest weather will come at the beginning of next week. On Monday, the Met Office expect temperatures to hit 34C at 4pm. And their predictions for Tuesday are only slightly cooler, with highs of 32C anticipated by 4pm.
The BBC is also predicting that these days will be the hottest – but their temperature forecast is even higher than the Met Office’s.
By 2pm on Monday, the heat will rise to a massive 37C, according to the BBC. And they predict that on Tuesday it will still be extremely warm, with 33C weather expected.
It comes as the Met Office has warned that a “dangerous” heatwave is making its way toward the UK this weekend. Parts of Europe including Spain and Portugal are already being affected by the heatwave, and the extremely hot air will make its way north towards the UK soon.
On Twitter, the weather forecaster shared an update: “A spell of very hot weather is increasingly likely for many of us early next week. A dangerous #heatwave is affecting Spain and Portugal and this extremely hot air will move northwards towards the UK over the weekend.”
The Met Office have issued a warning to people that the weather could have “widespread impacts” on people and infrastructure. They are urging people to take care of themselves and consider the danger to their health.
Their warning says: “Population-wide adverse health effects are likely to be experienced, not limited to those most vulnerable to extreme heat, leading to potential serious illness or danger to life. Government advice is that 999 services should be used in emergencies only; seek advice from 111 if you need non-emergency health advice”.
The warning also says that there could be delays on roads and road closures, along with delays and cancellations to rail and air travel. And they warn that “substantial changes” in working practices and daily routines are likely to be required.