Met Office forecasts ‘hot periods for south’ in August

The summer heatwave forecast at the end of July looks set to continue into the beginning of August, the Met Office confirms.

After a mixed spring and summer with several weather warnings for thunderstorms leaving much of June a washout, ‘hot’ weather is finally on the way.

The Met Office has said that “warmer and drier-than-average conditions” are “probable overall” in its updated long-range forecast.

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The national forecaster has said it does still expect to see spells of “unsettled weather”, but mostly in the northwestern areas.

But the Met Office has said the rest of the UK “should see plenty of fine and dry weather”.

The Met Office said in its long range forecast, for July 25 to August 8, that by mid-August there is a possibility of “more changeable weather”.

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The forecast is still a positive one, however, and says there is potential for ‘hot periods’ in the south.

“For the rest of July and into early August, warmer and drier-than-average conditions are most probable overall,” the Met Office said.

“Occasional spells of more unsettled weather still remain possible, especially in northwestern areas, but the majority of the UK should see plenty of fine and dry weather.

“There is a low risk of temporary thundery conditions developing, especially across the south and east of the country, with a possibility of more changeable weather towards mid-August, with predictability becoming very low by then.

“Above-average temperatures continue to be signalled for much of the period, with some potential for hot periods in the south.”

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