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UK set for 'major' summer heatwave in July scorcher that could last 10 days

Yorkshire Live logo Yorkshire Live 02/07/2022 Nathan Rao & Alex Grove
A tropical blast from the Azores is set to give the UK another heatwave © Netweather A tropical blast from the Azores is set to give the UK another heatwave

With temperatures cooling after a scorching end to June, sunnier times might be just around the corner.

Brits lapped up the last heatwave and now The Express is reporting that a 10-day heatwave is nearly upon us with the country set to sizzle in 30C for almost a fortnight. The much-needed period of warm weather will soon be here thanks to a tropical blast from the Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

Before the warmth, however, comes a period of downpours, with rain set to sweep across the country over the course of the weekend. Despite this, temperatures will stay around the 17C mark before rocketing to 30C in parts of the country from the middle of next week, with some isolated spots enjoying temperatures of 30C plus.

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James Madden, who is a forecaster for Exacta Weather, said: “High pressure will start to rise through the middle of next week as temperatures rise into the mid-20Cs. However, later in the week and beyond there is the potential to see 30C or higher in southern parts of the country. The overall theme now is for a period of exceptionally summery and very warm weather perhaps for a sustained period.”

It has been reported that Britain could enjoy a "major heatwave" with temperatures threatening to surpass 30C right through to the middle of July.

Mr Madden added: “High pressure and rising temperatures could develop for at least seven or ten days. There is the possibility of Britain experiencing a major heatwave over the next fortnight.”

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The blast from the Azores will build later on this weekend before heading towards the UK and pushing temperatures up. They should surpass 20C for most of the country during the middle of next week and it is thought that by next weekend temperatures could be in the high 20s.

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “High pressure starts to build from the Azores at the start of next week and as we get to the following weekend, temperatures should be pushing towards the high 20Cs. We could see 30C by next weekend, and for many, it is going to be a very pleasant spell of warm, dry summer weather.

“Southern regions are likely to see the highest temperatures with Scotland, being closer to the jet stream, more likely to be cooler.”

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