Get ready for the heat! Met Office says 14-day hot spell is on the way
7th July 2021

Get ready for the heat! Met Office says 14-day hot spell is on the way after Europe basked in second-warmest June on record but you’ll need your brolly today

  • Brits can expect to bask in warmer weather from the end of July, where temperatures could peak at 86F (30C) 
  • Forecasters predict fortnight of glorious summer sun as Europe enjoyed the second-warmest June on record
  • Those watching England take on Denmark tonight should prepare for rain as thundery showers are expected

Forecasters are predicting a fortnight of summer sun as Europe enjoyed the second-warmest June on record, but those cheering on the Three Lions tonight might want to enjoy their pints under the protection of a poncho.

Brits can expect to bask in warmer weather from the end of July according to the Met Office, where temperatures could peak at 86F (30C).

It follows news that despite the wet weather we experienced in Britain throughout the month, Europe enjoyed the second-warmest June on record.  

But those watching England take on Denmark at Wembley later this evening will want to take their umbrellas with them, as thundery showers are expected across some parts of the nation.

Here comes the sun! Despite the wet weather we experienced in Britain throughout the month, Europe enjoyed the second-warmest June on record. Pictured: Beachgoers soak up the sun in Bournemouth

There’s a chance of heavy rain and thunder in the east of England – putting a threat on pubs planning to show the Euro 2020 semi-final between England and Denmark in their gardens

There’s a chance of heavy rain and thunder in the east of England – putting a threat on pubs planning to show the Euro 2020 semi-final between England and Denmark in their gardens. 

There are currently flood alerts in place for the River Blackwater and Upper River Loddon in Hampshire, where water levels remain high after significant rainfall in recent days.

And the wet weather is set to continue today, with the heaviest rain expected across the northwest and into Scotland. 

Those watching England take on Denmark at Wembley later this evening will want to take their umbrellas with them, as thundery showers are expected across some parts of the nation. Above: Fans pose outside the stadium on Wednesday

The unsettled weather looks set to continue throughout Wednesday, with bursts of sunny spells and scattered showers likely, along with the potential for thundery weather the further east you are. Pictured: Supporters queue outside Wembley fanpark

The unsettled weather is predicted to continue throughout Wednesday, with bursts of sunny spells and scattered showers likely, along with the potential for thundery weather the further east you are.

But in brighter news, the Met Office’s long range forecast is predicting sunnier spells for the rest of July and into early August, where conditions could be ‘warmer and drier’ than the average year. 

Although there remains the risk of unsettled weather, particularly in the northwest of the country, most areas should expect a considerable amount of sunshine and dry weather.

Temperatures are likely to be above average, with the south of the UK likely to be extremely warm (86F) at times. 

A Met Office spokesman said: ‘As is typical for the time of year, confidence is relatively low for this period, but fine and dry weather for much of the UK is most likely for the rest of July.

‘There is however the possibility that occasional spells of rain may impact northwestern areas, with a very low chance of thundery conditions developing at times, especially across the south. 

‘Temperatures are likely to be above average for much of this period, with an increased chance of some very warm spells occurring in the south.’ 

There are currently flood alerts in place for the River Blackwater and Upper River Loddon in Hampshire, where water levels remain high after significant rainfall

On Wednesday, clouds broke through to allow more significant sunny spells than yesterday’s action at Wimbledon, where some sodden fans ducked for shelter throughout the day.

But spirits weren’t dampened as Brits clutched umbrellas as they poured into the ground in good spirits to watch day eight of the tennis tournament.  

Met Office forecaster Clare Nasir said: ‘Over the next 24 hours, most of us will expected by some wet weather – whether it’s persistent showery rain towards the north and east, or slow moving heavy showers punctuated by some sunshine further south.

‘Some places may get away with some drier spells, even some sunshine. Temperatures in the sunshine 20 to 22 degrees Celsius, so slightly higher than Tuesday.’ 

Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: ‘A major Atlantic depression will bring a rough few days.

‘It may be warmer and more settled later in July, and would be very unusual not to reach 30C in summer.’

The weekend is likely to remain cloudy and even more rain is to be expected in the south of the country and will continue into next week – possibly turning into heavy downpours. 

And even by the end of next week there is the potential for thunderstorms and yet more showers. 

However, highs peaking over 86F (30C) are expected later in the month, after a sodden summer since early June. 

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