BRITAIN is set for a 31C heatwave as a tropical plume of air sparks “one last blast of summer” next week.
The Met Office is predicting one last scorcher before the Autumn – with warm and fine weather expected to last well into the month.
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Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said that sweltering temperatures of 29C on Monday will be caused by a “tropical continental air pushing up from a southerly direction in combination with light winds.”
And the hot weather will remain through Tuesday and Wednesday, with the mercury hovering between 26C and 28C for the capital and much of Southern England.
Up north and in Wales it will be slightly colder but remain dry and warm with average temperatures of 22C.
According to Met Office maps, there is a chance of some showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday evening with Western Scotland and Wales expected to be the worst-hit.
The scorching weather will ease off midway through next week as colder air sweeps in to Britain from the Atlantic.
But the sun will return days later, according to the Met Office.
Their long-range forecast suggests settled conditions for the rest of the month.
It follows a ‘north-south’ split over the weekend.
The south will see largely dry and fine weather, with clear skies and temperatures of between 19C and 21C.
Ms Diamond said: “We’re looking at a mostly dry weekend away from north-west Scotland with the promise of sunshine.”
But its a different story for the north-west and Scotland, who are set to be battered with rain today and tomorrow.
Floods are likely, and spray on roads will make journeys more difficult in the affected regions.
Two yellow weather warnings have been issued for western and north-western Scotland for Sunday, with 150mm of rainfall expected.
It follows a scorching August heatwave – which saw temperatures soar to 34C for six days running.
The mini-heatwave comes just as Boris Johnson has tightened coronavirus restrictions – limiting Brits to meeting in groups of six.
Under strict new coronavirus rules, larger social gatherings indoors and outdoors will be illegal in a bid to beat the spread of infection.
Those who flout it will face a £100 fine, doubling on each offence up to a maximum of £3,200.
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