UK just days away from another 40C ‘super heatwave’ set to hit next week

The UK is set to experience a 'super heatwave' next week with 40C degree weather set to return.

During the July heatwave, a record temperature of 40.3C was reached amid continuous warnings of threat to life due to the intense heat.

While some may thought we'd experienced the worst of it this summer, a 'super heatwave' is now on its way with rain said to be in short supply amid the drought crisis.

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The high pressure system of the Azores High has been stretching across the Atlantic towards Britain while being observed by meteorologists.

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said: "I expect the return of very high temperatures in the run up to and during the second week of August.

“It will follow a more mixed and slightly cooler period during early August which could bring the chance of rain.

“However, another major heatwave of a similar or longer duration to that seen in July is possible this month, and there could be potential super-heatwave to end the meteorological summer with a bang.”

According to forecasting systems, group temperatures for the middle of August are consistently hitting 40C plus, a mark the UK hit just a few weeks ago.

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According to Jim Dale, a meteorologist for British Weather Services, the influence of the Azores High will decide whether the UK is at the heart of another summer heatwave.

“We are not going to get another big blast of heat until the Azores High returns to influence our weather," he said.

“This will drag hot air into the UK and when this happens, there is the risk of seeing the very high temperatures we did in July.

“Temperatures are going to rise again through the week reaching the 30Cs ahead of next weekend.

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“However, while it is not impossible that we will see a repeat of last month’s temperatures, it is not completely out of the question.”

Craig Snell, meteorologist for the Met Office, said there'll be sunshine in the south with showers in the east.

“Cloud and rain may reach the far west into the evening, but for most of the UK it will be a dry and sunny afternoon with temperatures responding in that sunshine, potentially reaching 28C or 29C in the southeast.

“That warm theme will continue in the south as we go into Tuesday before something a little bit fresher begins to move in from the north towards the middle part of the week.”


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