Temperatures are set to soar at the end of the month as another heatwave could hit the UK – and last until September.
Sunny spells and sweltering highs are expected to make it a brighter August Bank Holiday this year, with forecasters saying the heatwave could last into next month.
Experts from the MeteoGroup, published on the BBC website, suggests that the warmer than average spell could extend into the next month, reports the Mirror.
Not everywhere in the UK will see the extended heatwave, however everyone will feel the benefits of the warmer temperatures at the end of August.
The BBC said that the warm spell could extend into September for those living in the south.
The forecast says: “High pressure looks like it may cling on for the start of the month as it gradually declines in northern Europe”.
For the week of August 23 to August 29, the BBC forecast says: “We have high confidence in the high pressure and above-average temperatures, but lower confidence just how warm it will get as this will be very sensitive to the exact position of the high.
“As high pressure sits overhead for longer, it will help warm up the air stuck in place overhead, so we anticipate that temperatures will be widely above average for many of the days. With this comes an increased chance for a heat wave to develop.”
It added: “Confidence for September comes with a rather healthy caveat depending on hurricane activity. This means the risk scenario is that high pressure remains strong and entrenched overhead, keeping things warmer and drier than normal and prolonging the summerlike weather.”
For the same week, the Met Office says: “There is a greater chance of winds from a southerly sector allowing for the possibility of some very warm spells.”
The average daytime high for August in the UK is 21 degrees.
Temperatures in southern Europe are currently reaching over 47C.
BBC weather forecaster Ben Rich told Countryfile viewers on the rural affairs programme on Sunday that there is “no chance” of those kinds of temperatures reaching the UK, despite the heatwave.
He explained that a north-westerly wind off the Atlantic is actually pushing the heat from the south away from us.
The Met Office said there could be a greater chance of winds from a southerly sector “allowing for the possibility of some very warm spells.” But it added there could be the chance of intermittent heavy rain and thundery showers.