Heatwave to come to a crashing end with thunderstorms and cooler temperatures

Heatwave to come to a crashing end with thunderstorms and cooler temperatures

But the heatwave is set to end come Wednesday when temperatures are likely to dip to around the mid-20Cs mark.

Temperatures today are expected to reach the high teens in the north, with highs of no more than 24 degrees in the southeast.

There could also be rain in parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland but the rest of England and Wales should stay dry.

Frank Saunders, chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: "After weeks of predominantly high temperatures and very little rainfall for many parts of the country, high pressure is finally breaking down allowing a cold front to introduce cooler, fresher air from the Atlantic to all parts of the UK".

The UK's warmer than average weather could last until October, although the current heatwave is only expected to last for another two days.

A long-range weather forecast by the Met Office suggests temperatures between August and October this year could be warmer than average.

More news: Gameplay Video: Red Dead Redemption 2
More news: Jerome Boateng rebuffs Manchester United approach
More news: Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri on Courtois, Kepa and Hazard speculation

"For August-October, above-average temperatures are more likely than below-average".

Forecasters describe an "Indian Summer" as a period of unseasonably warm and dry weather that usually occurs in Autumn, when temperatures typically start to plunge. The probability the United Kingdom average temperature will fall into the warmest of our five categories is around 55 per cent'.

The mercury is set to rise past 30C (85F) in parts of the United Kingdom on Monday, with 33C (91F) possible in London and to the east of the capital, the Met Office said.

"Sea surface temperatures close to the United Kingdom have reached near-record levels as a result of the prolonged hot and sunny weather", said the Met Office.

The spokesman warned of hard driving conditions in areas hit by heavy rain and winds.

Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati said: "We've been treated to one of the best summers ever and while that soon looks set to change, we're still expecting at least one more scorching day this week".

Related Articles

  • Tribune ends Sinclair merger bid and files suit over losses

    Tribune ends Sinclair merger bid and files suit over losses

    The lawsuit seeks compensation for all losses incurred as a result of Sinclair's material breaches of the Merger Agreement . The Maryland company did not immediately respond early Thursday to a request for comment from The Associated Press.

    Man Utd open Chelsea talks for Zouma

    Jose Mourinho has reportedly personally spoken to Kurt Zouma over the phone to convince him into a move to Manchester United . He added: "Yerry Mina's a great guy".
    Priyanka Chopra hid her engagement ring and this could be the reason

    Priyanka Chopra hid her engagement ring and this could be the reason

    Priyanka also attended Nick's concert in Singapore, the past weekend. These days, whatever she does becomes headlines. Have something to add to the story?
  • Manafort Trial Defense Chips Away at Credibility of Star Witness Gates

    Manafort Trial Defense Chips Away at Credibility of Star Witness Gates

    In one case, she alleged that foreign accounts were used by Manafort to pay for more than $3.5 million in home improvements. Manafort's defense team will have a chance to offer witnesses and other evidence after the government finishes.
    'People were screaming': Witness describes chaos when quake hit Gili Islands

    'People were screaming': Witness describes chaos when quake hit Gili Islands

    Facilities at Lombok's main airport were also unaffected, although passengers were briefly evacuated from the main terminal. In 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami killed 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.
    Paul Scholes slams former club amid Liverpool and Man City spending

    Paul Scholes slams former club amid Liverpool and Man City spending

    Many are tipping Liverpool to be their closest challengers this season, after a a £123.6m spending spree this summer. Champions-elect Manchester City have shelled out the big bucks to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City .
  • Sony to release limited-edition PS4 in celebration of 500 million sales

    Sony to release limited-edition PS4 in celebration of 500 million sales

    That's more than you get with most of the console bundles that Sony sells, though unfortunately, there isn't a game packed in. In the 24 years since the original PlayStation released in 1994, PlayStation systems have sold 525.3 million units worldwide.

    Tommy Fleetwood British Open payout: Wrong Fleetwood gets $154K

    They [the European Tour] are looking into it and I'm sure they'll feel pretty bad about it. 'It's a amusing story. Fleetwood, who begins his PGA Championship bid at Bellerive on Thursday , said: "It looks pretty genuine".
    United Approach Atletico Over Signing Of Diego Godin

    United Approach Atletico Over Signing Of Diego Godin

    But United appear to still be trying to bring in a top defender with attention suddenly turning to Godin. The 32-year-old has plied his trade in the Spanish capital since 2010 following a switch from Villarreal.
  • Aftershock rocks Lombok in Indonesia as death toll rises

    Sunday's quake also sent some 2,500 people to hospital with serious injuries and drove more than 156,000 people from their homes. Rescue efforts have intensified to find people buried in rubble following the quake that shook Indonesia's Lombok island.
    Dubai tourist racks up £36k in speeding fines in rented supercar

    Dubai tourist racks up £36k in speeding fines in rented supercar

    This means he could be free to leave the country, although his lack of a passport could make that hard . I won't be trying to take it back, because once I do, I know I have to surrender it to police.
    Pep Guardiola insists Premier League champions can get better

    Pep Guardiola insists Premier League champions can get better

    After a disappointing World Cup and Jorge Sampaoli's departure, AFA chief Claudio Tapia confirmed Guardiola was approached. It is understood that an offer has yet to be tabled for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld .