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Temperatures soar as heatwave continues

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[Updated 06:25 12/08/2022]

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The highest temperature recorded yesterday was 34.2C, at Wiggonholt in West Sussex. Today is set to be even hotter as the heatwave tightens its grip. The hottest day of the current spell will probably be tomorrow and there is a chance of 37C (99F) being reached. By Sunday pressure will be falling and the chance of thundery downpours starts to increase, but for many it is another fine and very hot day.


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Friday starts wet in northern Scotland. Elsewhere it is dry.

The vast majority of the UK has fine day with long sunny periods. In northern Scotland outbreaks of rain fade away but it remains mostly overcast.

The heatwave continues to intensify and temperatures are expected to be higher than they were yesterday. Values range from 16C (61F) in the far north to maximums of close to 34C (93F) in England and Wales. See the rain radar for the latest view.

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

Tonight most of the UK will be dry and clear. In southern and central regions it will be muggy and rather warm, particularly in urban areas. Across northern Scotland there could be spells of light rain.


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Tomorrow it's rinse and repeat for most of the UK as the heatwave intensifies further. Most of the UK has long sunny periods, although isolated showers may develop in the north. In southern and central Britain temperatures could approach an extremely hot 36C (97F).

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Met Office UKV, temperatures, 15:00 Saturday, 13th August

Heat easing next week

During Sunday things start to change a little. A few showers may break out across the southern half of the UK and in the north they are likely to be more widespread and heavy. Nonetheless, many places have another fine day and temperatures could again reach the mid 30C.

Details for Monday are very uncertain. It could remain fine and hot in central and eastern England. To the north and west there is a greater risk of thunderstorms and in places torrential downpours could occur.  

Tuesday is looking mixed. Showers or thunderstorms could affect much of the UK. Nonetheless, there could still be very warm or hot sunny periods too.

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 Tuesday, 16th August

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