UK Weather: More rain in store before hotter temperatures hit - will there be another heatwave, forecast

Much of the UK will see more rainy days to come, the Met Office has said.

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Gloomy and rainy days appear to be on the cards for much of the UK, before temperatures will once again climb up by the end of the week. According to the Met Office, the south will experience warmer weather, with more showers predicted in the week to come.

Forecasters said showers and sunny spells are likely for many on Thursday (September 14), as a band of cloud persists across central parts for much of the day, breaking September’s longest heat spell.

On Friday, showers are expected to get heavier across northern areas with some other regions also experiencing stronger downpours locally. However, much of England and Wales will be largely fine and dry weather, after some early morning mist.

Speaking on the 10-day trend, meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “A combination of the heat building and the jet stream pushing northwards may well trigger some more thunderstorms - a bit like last weekend with the heat coming from the south, we are expecting some big downpours.”

Even though this week has been cooler than last, when the UK had a seven-day heat wave, the longest ever recorded for the month of September, temperatures are anticipated to soar again on Saturday.

Southern locations, including towns such as Kent, Sussex, and Greater London, may face hotter temperatures on Saturday, with the mercury anticipated to rise to 25-26C, according to the Met Office.

Deakin said: “It is likely to be very warm in the south,  but again not as hot as last weekend, but certainly temperatures will be in their high 20s in places.”

According to the Met Office’s long-range weather forecast from September 18 to 27, the unsettled period will continue for the rest of September with fairly widespread rain or thundery showers. However, these will be tied into a warm, humid air mass which should clear to the east in this early period.

Much of the UK will see more rainy days to come, the Met Office has said. Much of the UK will see more rainy days to come, the Met Office has said.
Much of the UK will see more rainy days to come, the Met Office has said.

UK 5-day weather forecast

Friday (September 15)

Further spells of rain, locally heavy across northern areas. The rain easing across Northern Ireland during late afternoon. Much of England and Wales largely fine and dry, after some early morning mist. Becoming warm in the south.

Tonight, Rain persisting across northwest England and southern Scotland overnight. Elsewhere mostly dry with clear skies. Mild across the south with a risk of thundery showers into the southwest later.

Saturday (September 16)

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain across the north. Elsewhere sunny spells with scattered showers, these locally heavy with a risk of thunder. Showers becoming more widespread from the southwest later.

Outlook for Sunday (September 17) to Tuesday (September 19):

Humid with thundery showers spreading north on Sunday. Further heavy and thundery showers likely on Monday, but it will turner drier and fresher from the south. Organised rain arriving Tuesday.

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