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Thunderstorm warnings issued as UK heatwave comes to an end

09 August, 2018, 21:27 | Author: Lucille Rivera
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Councils and emergency services have been warned to be prepared for temperatures of up to 30C (86F) to last until October.

It said the weather will be cooler from Wednesday, with sunshine and showers for many in a continuing theme that will bring "a risk of hail" in the north towards the weekend, and rain in the south-west.

While Wednesday in Brighton looks set to remain dry, Met Office forecasts suggest that there is a significant likelihood of rain on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday.

"It must be noted, however, that this does not necessarily mean temperatures will be hot or that a heatwave will continue, as above average temperatures can mean one or two degrees above average".

The Met Office report said: 'For August to October, above-average temperatures are more likely than below-average.

However, by the start of September, the weather pattern is expected to slow, resulting in "settled" conditions.

The mercury is set to rocket past 30C (85F) in parts of the United Kingdom on Monday, with 33C possible in London and to the east of the capital as the working week kicks off.

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However, not all of the United Kingdom will see blue skies - much of Scotland and Northern Ireland will start the week with some rain.

Forecaster Dean Hall said there will be "quite a marked change to the feel of things" from the middle of the week as conditions turn "fresher and more changeable".

It's expected to stay like this for the next few days, though there'll be rain towards the end of the week.

The outlook comes amid Europe's heatwave, with several countries, including Portugal, seeing record-breaking temperatures in recent days.

British holidaymakers overseas have been warned to avoid spending time in the sun during the hottest part of the day and to keep hydrated as temperatures remain especially high in some European countries.

Earlier this week local records were smashed in eight areas of Portugal, with red health alerts for extreme heat been issued for more than half the country.

The Met Office has issued another yellow thunderstorm warning.

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