The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Some Still Get It Hot

24 August 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970

A weather front has been moving southeastward across the UK for much of the week ahead acting as dividing line between very warm continental air to its southeast and relatively fresher Atlantic air to its northwest.

Temperatures to the southeast of the front will possibly exceed 30°C midweek especially across inland parts of southeast England and East Anglia.

To the northwest of the weather front, temperatures will be around normal for August and there will be some fine weather here too before showers become more likely later on.

The front itself will act as a focus for heavy rainfall at times and is then expected to weaken on Wednesday 24 before reactivating during Thursday when the rainfall could turn thundery and a breakdown in the hot weather takes place. Southeast England will be the last to lose the humid weather on Friday, as the front finally clears away.


Bank holiday weekend

It is too early to know the precise details of the weather for the bank holiday weekend but there are signs of a trend towards an increasingly changeable theme, with potential for Atlantic weather systems to bring more unsettled conditions to the UK. There is a chance however for a brief return to warmer conditions again early in the weekend, across at least southern parts of the country. This isn't currently expected to last very long though before another breakdown which would then usher in more changeable weather from the west.

Picture: It's hot - but it could be a wet Bank Holiday

Article written by The Met office | Published 24 August 2016


Related Tags

Related Articles

2022 Hottest Year on Record

The Met Office has confirmed that 2022 was the UK’s hottest year on record, with an average temperature of over 10°C recorded for the first time. The full UK...

 Read Full Article
What Happens if a Drought is Declared in England?

As people are urged to restrict their water use to protect supplies during the current heatwave, what would it practically mean for businesses if a drought is...

 Read Full Article
Climate Change and Security Officer Wellbeing

Rises in the cost of living, extreme weather changes and geopolitical upheaval are all factors that will have both long and short term effects on the wellbeing of...

 Read Full Article
Saharan Dust Moves Across UK

A storm carrying Saharan dust is causing hazy skies and layers of orange-coloured dust across southern England.   What is Saharan Dust?   Saharan...

 Read Full Article
Storm Eunice Damage to O2 Roof – Twitter Reacts

Images from social media show that several panels of London’s O2 Arena's roof were destroyed by gales. Photographs show a major tear to the roof of the...

 Read Full Article
Storm Eunice – Met Office Announces Red Weather Warning

A rare red weather warning for parts of the southwest has been issued by the Met Office, as significant gusts in excess of 90mph are expected. Latest warnings are...

 Read Full Article
No Space For Complacency – Storm Contingency Plans

Vicky Lopez, co-founder and director of De-ice, provides her advice on storm contingency planning for UK Businesses Given the relatively uneventful winter we have seen...

 Read Full Article
Could The Weather Turn As Slippery As Our Politicians?

With the election fast approaching, what's the worst that could happen for those responsible for keeping the polling booths open on the big day? Well, the weather...

 Read Full Article
Hot, Hot, Hot - Bye, Bye To Hottest Decade

As we ring in the New Year, we will also be ringing out the warmest decade on record. And when viewed alongside 2016, the warmest year on record and dominated by a...

 Read Full Article
The Weather Cockpit Pilots Gritting Service

A winter gritting service provider have formed a partnership with UBIMET, a global provider of meteorological forecast systems and information, to bring customers The...

 Read Full Article