Exact date week-long heatwave could return with Brits likely to bask in 30C temperatures for three days running


BRITS could be basking in temperatures of 30C for three days in a row as forecasters predict the return of a week-long heatwave, the Met Office says.

The mercury will start to climb from Sunday after cooler days ahead bring some temporary relief from the humidity.

Sunseekers will be gearing up to hit the beach at locations like Tynemouth Longsands in North Tyneside

Kids leaping into the sea from the Cobb harbour wall in the Lyme Regis in Dorset

Sebastian Kawecki and son Alan, 5, play in the sea at a Dorset beach

A cold front drifting south will clear away the intense humidity that’s been sitting over parts of the country.

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge told Seconds Away Online to expect fresher conditions than we’ve experienced recently.

He said: “It’s been quite humid, particularly across parts of the south.

“We’ve now got fresher air which will bring temperatures down, more towards the average or slightly below in some cases.” 

The rush of more comfortable air is expected for most of England as the warmth clears, bringing good news to those who struggle to sleep in the heat.

He said: “Overnight temperatures especially will not be as high as they have been and that will bring some respite to people who have perhaps struggled with the humid air over parts of the UK.”

The mercury is expected to settle at low twenties across parts of the north and high twenties across the south on Thursday.

But the cooler air won’t be around long as high pressure continues to build, bringing sunshine for the weekend.

Temperatures will start to pick up from Sunday and continue to climb early next week.

Parts of England could see temperatures rise to the low or mid-30s by the end of next week due to a area of high pressure building from the Atlantic into the south and south west of England, the Met Office has said.

But the forecaster said temperatures were likely to be well below the record breaking temperatures seen during the heatwave in July, when they peaked above 40C in a number of areas.

There is also “very little meaningful rain” on the horizon for parched areas of the country, the Met Office said.

Met Office chief forecaster Steve Willington said: “We could see parts of the UK entering heatwave conditions if the above-average temperatures last for three days or more.

“Many areas of the UK, especially the south will witness temperatures several degrees higher than average, but these values are likely to be well below the record-breaking temperatures we saw in mid-July.

“As the high pressure builds there is very little meaningful rain in the forecast, especially in those areas in the south of England, which experienced very dry conditions last month.”

With nothing to shift the area of high pressure, that hot weather is anticipated to linger over the country.

The Met Office warns most of the country shouldn’t hold out for any rainfall throughout the next ten days.

However, meteorologists don’t expect the temperatures to climb to the heat levels experienced in July.