UK Weather Forecast: Unsettled Start to August, But Warmer Days Await!
July hasn't been the summer we were all hoping for after the scorching June. The jet stream, that unpredictable air current, is responsible for our unseasonably chilly temperatures and persistent rainfall. It's been driving areas of low pressure over the UK, bringing stormy weather along with it.
As we kick off August, brace yourselves for up to 10 days of unsettled conditions, with harsh winds and cooler temperatures on the horizon.
Saturday is likely to bring the coldest weather, especially in the southeast and southwest of England, according to the charts.
There were even reports of a potential hurricane approaching our shores, but fear not, the Met Office clarifies that it would be an “ex-hurricane” by the time it reaches us.
The good news is that things should start to improve later in the month. While we may not experience scorching heat, more moderate temperatures are expected in the south and north of England after the weekend. Towards the end of the month, we might see temperatures reaching as high as 30 degrees Celsius, thanks to a high-pressure system moving in.
Our expert meteorologist, Phil Morrish, gives us a glimpse of what to expect. The next seven to ten days will continue to be unsettled, with rain and showers and temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius in the south and 17 to 18 degrees Celsius in the north.
From August 7-14, we can look forward to warmer and sunnier conditions as the jet stream shifts north, allowing high pressure from the south to build up. Normal temperatures of 20 – 25 degrees Celsius are expected in the south between August 10-14.
The third week of August will bring even more warmth, with temperatures potentially reaching 25 to 30 degrees Celsius if high pressure takes hold.
So, while we have another week of unsettled weather ahead, it's reassuring to know that improvement is on the horizon. After six weeks of less-than-ideal conditions, we can look forward to a more settled weather pattern by the third week of August, with the whole country enjoying some relief.
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