The Met Office has warned that temperatures in the south-east could reach the low 30s while the rest of the country is much hotter than average. Find out how it compares to previous weather extremes
People are being urged to stay out of the sun after the Met Office issued a heatwave warning. Temperatures in the south-east of the country are likely to hit up to 32C this weekend with the rest of the country in the mid to high 20s.
A heatwave by its nature is an extreme event (it relies on the temperature exceeding the average for a consistent period). But how does this stack up in the context of heatwaves past? And where will the south-east be hotter than tomorrow?
Monday will bring a drier day with sunny spells for many and it will remain warm for most with southeastern parts perhaps hot at first. There will be a few showers with more general rain and breezy conditions arriving in the northwest later and into Tuesday. However, this rain will most likely not reach southern and eastern parts. This northwest-southeast split in the weather is expected to continue, with Atlantic frontal systems bringing periods of more prolonged rain at times in the northwest, with the best of the drier and sunnier weather in the southeast, though here some heavy showers are possible, especially later in the period. Temperatures likely to remain on the warm side, perhaps becoming hot again in the southeast. In the northwest temperatures will be around average.Continue reading...