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Possible signs of a heatwave

[Updated 06:25 05/07/2022]

Red sky at night. Posted by brian gaze

Temperatures rise through the coming days and they could reach the upper 20Cs later this week. Early next week it may cool for a short time, but there are indications of it turning hot again quite quickly. Some computer models are showing extremely high temperatures in the middle of July and that is something that needs watching closely.

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Tuesday starts with a few spots of rain in northern Wales and northern England. There are also scattered showers in northern Scotland. In the rest of the UK it is dry.

Through the day it becomes mainly dry and bright in much of the UK. The best of the sunshine may be in central and northern England. However, outbreaks of rain push into the north west this afternoon.   

Temperatures range from 13C (55F) in the north west to 22C (72F) in central and eastern England. See the rain radar for the latest view.

There is a lot of speculation about the longer term weather prospects at the moment. If you're interested in reading more, check out the Buzz post, Is a heatwave on the way.

UKV, rain, 15:00 Tuesday, 5th July

Tonight outbreaks of rain affect the northern half of the UK and some could be heavy. Southern and central counties stay dry.

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Issued 5th July 2022


Tomorrow outbreaks of rain push southwards across Scotland into northern England and Northern Ireland. They turn increasingly light and patchy. Areas to their south remain dry and bright. Warm in the south.

UKV, rain, 15:00 Wednesday, 6th July

Warmer later this week

Thursday is looking dry and bright in much of the UK, but outbreaks of rain continue to be a risk in northern and western Scotland. Warm in southern and eastern Britain.

Friday should be dry, warm and sunny in the southern half of the UK with temperatures peaking close to 27C (81F). In the north there could be further spells of rain.

Saturday should be mostly dry. After a cloudy start in the south there should be a good deal of sunshine in all areas. Generally warm.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Saturday, 9th July

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