Heatwave to come to a crashing end with thunderstorms and cooler temperatures

Leroy Wright
August 9, 2018

Warmer than average temperatures - 19C, 16C and 13C for August, September and October respectively - and below-average rainfall is therefore more likely.

Met Éireann has dismissed a prediction that the current spell of warm weather could last into October.

Bonnie Diamond, forecaster for the Met Office, said high pressure systems are likely to keep cool and wet weather at bay between August and October.

The mercury is set to rise past 30C (85F) in parts of the United Kingdom on Monday, with 33C (91F) possible in London and to the east of the capital, the Met Office said.

We could have warmer-than-average temperatures in the autumn, according to the Met Office.

"This also increases the chances of above-average United Kingdom temperatures, particularly in the early part of the forecast period".

"A fresher night where it has been so muggy and we will see temperatures fall to 15C, and Scotland and Northern Ireland in rural areas are down into single figures".

Things are finally returning to normal.

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It's expected to stay like this for the next few days, though there'll be rain towards the end of the week.

Temperatures are expected to soar above 30C on Monday and Tuesday this week as Britain continues to feel the effects of the record-breaking heatwave boiling Europe.

British holidaymakers overseas are being warned to avoid spending time in the sun during the hottest part of the day and to keep hydrated.

Red health alerts for extreme heat have been issued for more than half the country, with thermometers passing 46C (114.8F) on Saturday.

The Met Office has issued another yellow thunderstorm warning.

But for the elderly and the very young and for people who have to work outside, such as construction workers and farmers, finding respite can be hard. The former leader of sweltering Singapore once said aircon was the key to his country's remarkable success.

In a city, already warmer than the surrounding countryside, it's like turning up an oven.

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