UK weather forecast: Heatwave continues to scorch Britain | Weather | News

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For most parts of the UK, the dry weather will continue.

Meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “If you’re desperate for a downpour and didn’t catch the thunderstorms on Friday, then you’re probably not going to like this weekend.

“It’s going to be sunny for most of this weekend and in places hot, but not everywhere because it will be turning cloudy with some outbreaks of rain across parts of Northern Ireland and northern and western Scotland.”

It will be cloudy at times in the west and some mist around the coasts, the Met Office has reported.

There will be rain across the northern-western isles and highlands of Scotland and spreading more generally across Scotland – maybe as far south as Glasgow and a little bit pushing into Northern Ireland too.

Parts of eastern England may also see the odd shower, but for most of England and Wales it is sunny spells and soaring temperatures.

The heat is concentrated in the midlands and eastern England with temperatures in the mid to high 20s.

Mr Deakin added: “Bit cooler around the coasts and it will be cooler with cloudy conditions in the north west.

“The cool temperatures in the north west will persist across the weekend as well with further outbreaks of rain in the highlands.

“But in England and Wales it will be one of those balmy sunny evenings with temperatures holding up well into the evening and staying that way overnight – uncomfortable for sleeping on Saturday.

“But on Sunday the rain will pep-up across Scotland and Northern Ireland.”

Sunday’s weather across England and Wales will see strong sunny spells again with some places in the east seeing temperatures in the high 30s.

Next week many places will hang onto some warm sunshine, perhaps not quite as hot with many showers still around.

Defra (The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) predicts raised pollution levels into next week.

Health charities have warned asthmatics to keep up to date with air-quality forecasts and stay indoors if symptoms worsen.

Alison Cook, director of policy at the British Lung Foundation, said: “It’s important to take care during periods of high or moderate air pollution, especially if you have a lung condition like asthma or COPD, as you could find that your symptoms get worse.

“We advise patients to check Defra’s air pollution forecast, avoid congested areas where possible, and always carry your medication.

“If you do feel that your condition is worsening, contact your healthcare professional – don’t just wait for the pollution levels to subside.”

2018-07-14 02:44:25

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