During the weekend there may be some Breezy and gusty conditions across England and Wales.
In the southern part of the UK, the sunshine will continue with the temperature reaching highs of 24C. The forecast said that sunny spells expected to come on Thursday with some breezy conditions in the south. However, the cloud will affect the far north of Scotland and some rain.
Sunny spells continue in the UK
This condition will happen until Friday into the weekend. However, by Saturday afternoon there could be some rain in the southern counties of England. For some southern counties, Sunday will be cloudier with potentially heavy rain outbreaks. While elsewhere across the UK it will be mainly dry with sunny.
Based on forecasters, a heatwave can only be declared when an area sees three consecutive days of temperatures above a certain threshold. In London it is 28C, in counties near the capital such as Essex it is 27C, while Dorset and Somerset it is 26C. Temperatures soared across southern parts of the country earlier this week, including hitting 31.3C at Frittenden in Kent on Tuesday.
Matthew Box’s opinion
Met Office meteorologist Matthew Box said the mercury level reached 26.8C at Hurn in Dorset, near Bournemouth Airport, on Wednesday. Mr Box said “At the moment it looks like pretty limited heatwave criteria have been met really, limited really almost just to the south coast, or parts of the south coast. Areas around Bournemouth have met that criteria.”
He also explained that part of the reason the heatwave was not more widespread than expected on Wednesday was due to warm air being pushed by a cold front coming down across a central swathe of the UK. There is also a cool breeze coming in from the North Sea, while some cloud covering parts of London and the South East helped “dampen” temperatures.