UK weather forecast: Sunshine and showers as nights turn cooler

Fresher conditions bring relief after UK's hottest day of the year on Friday

Kate Ng
Sunday 02 August 2020 09:58
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UK weather: The latest Met Office forecast

After the hottest day of the year so far on Friday, the weather has cooled and the week ahead will bring more changeable conditions before temperatures heat up again towards the end of the week.

Frequent, sometimes heavy showers will fall in the north of the UK, with some scattered showers and sunny spells throughout the rest of the country. Many southern areas will have a dry, warm day, with some cloud building as the day goes on and temperatures remaining around average for this time of the year.

Most of the showers will ease off towards the end of Sunday, with long clear spells for most parts tonight. Those who have been struggling with uncomfortably warm nights will be relieved to hear there will be a gentle wind through the night, with temperatures around 10C to 15C, according to the Met Office.

Monday brings more of the same, as it brings another day of sunny spells and scattered showers, with many southern and western parts of the UK remaining dry.

Temperatures will dip ever so slightly to highs of 22C in London and clouds building up in the afternoon may bring a scattering of showers on Monday, some heavy.

But as the week goes on, temperatures are expected to climb again, potentially hitting up to 33C by the time the weekend rolls around.

The fine, sunny weather over the last two days brought Britons out in droves to the beaches, as thousands of people packing the coastlines and making social distancing nearly impossible in many areas.

Local authorities warned the heatwave made beaches “unmanageable” and the coastguard reported more than 300 incidents on Friday alone, its busiest day in more than four years.

There are fears a further heatwave could not only exacerbate the coronavirus pandemic, but also make it difficult to keep people safe in the water.

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