UK weather forecast: Experts predict FOUR heat waves this summer with 28C in days

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Forecasters say warm weather will soon return with temperatures set to hit 28C this week – in time for those heading to Glastonbury for the festival on Wednesday

People bask in the sun on Brighton Beach in East Sussex

Weather experts are predicting a super sunny summer with claims of four heat waves heading our way.

Temperatures soared to 32.7C in Norfolk on Friday, before plunging over the weekend to 15C, bringing rain and thunderstorms.

But forecasters say warm weather will soon return with temperatures expected to hit 28C this week – in time for those heading to Glastonbury for the festival on Wednesday.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said it was too early to tell if another heat wave was on the way, but said July seemed to indicate temperatures could be above average.







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He said we face a ‘decent week of sunshine’ starting today (Monday)

explaining: “We have warmer weather ahead, it won’t be a heat wave but we could be in the mid to high 20s on Wednesday and Thursday.

“We are looking at probably 28C on Thursday and in the north they could reach 25C.

“But usually it’s going to cool down again on the weekends when it’s a bit more unsettled.

“As we enter mid-July, models reasonably indicate that temperatures will be above average, so it could warm up a bit more than usual as we enter July.”







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He said “there is always potential” for more heat waves in July.

“It looks like mid-July is quite a ways away and things could change, but most major models are pointing to a warmer than average period.”

Currently, France and Spain are experiencing “terrifying” temperatures during a record-breaking heat wave in June.

Former Environment Agency worker Dave Throup tweeted that on Saturday Biarritz in France recorded the highest temperature on record at 42.9C, beating the previous record by more than 2C .







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“He broke the previous June record by over 4C. This during a heat wave of four or five days. These extremes are frankly terrifying.

Matthieu Sorel, climatologist at Météo France, said: “This is the first heat wave ever recorded in France” since 1947.

He predicted that all-time temperature records are likely to be broken in several regions and called the weather a “marker of climate change”.

In Spain they continue to fight forest fires and more than 3000 people have been evacuated from Puy du Fou theme park in central Spain due to a huge fire nearby.







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Leon Brown, of The Weather Company, the world’s largest commercial forecaster, told the Mail on Sunday: ‘Further heatwaves imported from the continent into the UK are forecast this summer, each reaching at least 28C –

and probably higher – and each lasting several days.

The head of weather operations said the next heatwave was forecast for early July, with another expected for the second half of the month.

He added: “With the heat building up more in Western Europe by July and similar airflow expected again in Spain, that would bring even warmer temperatures than Friday.

“We should see well in the 30’s – 36C (97F) wouldn’t be at all surprising. A third warm period is expected in August, with September still having the potential for a heat wave.







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“Heat can be brought to the UK in September by tropical storms crossing the Atlantic.”

The Met Office said climate change “will have a big impact on the way we live our lives”.

They predict that in 50 years, by 2070, winters will be between 1 and 4.5°C warmer and up to 30% wetter, while summers will be between 1 and 6°C warmer and up to 60% drier.

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