England and Wales set for five day heatwave at last

After a damp, gray August, sun seekers finally have something to shout about, as temperatures in England and Wales will rise from Sunday onwards.

Mercury is expected to rise to almost 30 ° C in some parts of the UK.

The Met Office has warned the public to be aware that even though the peak of summer is over, they could still get sunburned if they don’t take precautions.

Unfortunately, the sun won’t last long, because thunderstorms in the second half of the week end the hot spell.

The storms will begin in the western parts of England and Wales before moving east next weekend, the Met Office said.

Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell told PA News Agency, “The sun is still pretty strong. If you haven’t reached the height of summer, the sun can still scorch you at this time of year.

“For some of us, I think it will probably be a good five degrees above average for the time of year.

“In early September we are likely to have an average of around 21 ° C in the southern parts of the UK.

“In the north we probably look more at the high teens, so 17-18C.”

Mr. Snell added: “September for the past decade has been a warm period, especially at the beginning of the month.”

A high pressure spell in the west of the UK had meant cloudy conditions for many last week, but these systems will move south over the weekend bringing in warmer winds from continental Europe, he said.

However, less warm weather is expected for Scotland and Northern Ireland as fronts from the North Atlantic are likely to bring rainfall.

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