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Heatwave continues but end in sight

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[Updated 06:20 11/08/2022]

Looking a bit arid over the staffs moors. Posted by toppiker60

The heatwave continues through the rest of this week. Temperatures climb further and on Saturday there is a chance of 37C (99F) being reached. However, by Sunday thundery showers may start to develop and early next week they become more widespread. At this stage the forecast details are uncertain, but there is the potential for large rain totals in places and it will be turning cooler.


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Thursday starts wet in the far north west. Elsewhere it is dry.

The vast majority of the UK has fine day with long sunny periods. However, in northern and western Scotland there will be outbreaks of rain at times.

The heatwave continues and if anything temperatures are likely to be a little higher than they were yesterday. Values range from 18C (64F) in the far north west to maximums of close to 33C (93F) in England and Wales. See the rain radar for the latest view.

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Met Office UKV, temperatures, 15:00 Thursday, 11th August

Tonight most of the UK will be dry with long clear periods. In southern and central regions it will be quite muggy, particularly in the towns and cities. Across northern and western Scotland there could be further spells of rain.


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Tomorrow it's a repeat performance as the heatwave continues. Most of the UK has long sunny periods, although it remains cloudy and damp in the far north west. In southern and central Britain temperatures could reach an extremely hot 35C (95F).

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Met Office UKV, temperatures, 15:00 Friday, 12th August

Thundery breakdown next week?

Saturday brings more of the same. Temperatures could reach an extremely hot 36C (97F).

Computer models are suggesting Sunday could be even hotter. Values could approach 37C (99F). Could 100F be reached again? It isn't out of the question.

The heat probably hold on during Monday; however, the risk of thunderstorms is likely to increase. They bring the potential for downpours and flash flooding in places, but there is a lot of uncertainty about how widespread they will become. Large local variations in the weather are possible. 

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Monday, 15th August

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