After a week of heavy rain, winds, grey skies and Lord knows what else, we’re finally here with the one word you want to hear: heatwave.
As the weather begins to clear up with some sunny spells this week, Yorkshire folk could be looking forward to a blazing heatwave, as weather experts predict soaring temperatures right through to mid-July.
Reporting temperatures of up to 30 degrees, parts of the UK – including East Yorkshire – will enjoy warmer temperatures as early as mid-next week, while the North West is expected to see much more grey in the sky.
Naturally, the South will get to enjoy the best of the summery weather, however, Eastern parts of England will also be blessed with blue skies and plenty of sunshine.
James Madden, 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.”
The bad news is there is more rain expected before the summery spells, however, temperatures should gradually creep up into the mid-twenties in the meantime.
The Met Office says: “High pressure builds from the southwest on Friday, which will come to define this period. Southern and eastern parts can expect the best of any fine and dry weather, light winds, and very warm temperatures. Cloud increases further northwest, with pulses of drizzle or light rain, mostly confined to high ground.”
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