Today the Met Office has forecast heavy showers across much of the country along with clear spells and cloud in some regions
Brits could bake in an early September heat blast with some forecasting highs of 28C but experts have warned of heavy downpours before then.
Today the Met Office has forecast heavy showers across much of the country along with clear spells and cloud in some regions. It comes after a washout spell of weather with thunderstorms and heavy rain blanketing many parts of the UK.
But other forecasts have predicted a hot spell for the start of September with WXCharts forecasting high temperatures between September 2 and 11, reaching as high as 28C in some areas. Not everywhere is tipped to bask in the higher temperatures, though, as Wales and Scotland are predicted to stay cool.
The Met Office, meanwhile, said in its own forecast: “Showers for many on Friday and these could be heavy, however remaining largely dry across Scotland. Turning mostly dry more widely over the weekend with increasing amounts of sunshine.”
For Monday 4 to Wednesday 13 September, the forecaster said: “Many parts of the UK should begin this period with mostly dry conditions and some sunshine and light winds, especially in the south.
“The northwest will often be cloudier and windy with blustery showers. For much of this period, high pressure looks to be close by for much of the UK, with central parts seeing the best of the fine, dry weather, although, with lighter winds, there is scope for some overnight mist and fog.”
It comes after the Met Office issued a fresh update on the potential of a Indian Summer in September amid a washout summer for the UK. Forecasters shared the latest on the Met Office website after a dreary period between June and August which has seen heavy rainfall and storms.
Writing from September 14 onwards, the Met Office said: “Into the second half of September the mostly settled pattern is likely to continue, although southern areas are likely to remain at risk of occasional showers and thunderstorms. With time, high pressure may shift or develop further to the north or east, increasing the likelihood of an easterly flow, that, coupled with lower pressure to the south or southwest of the UK, could bring above-average rainfall to eastern areas.”
But there is also some hope of a warmer plume of weather, too, meteorologists go on to say. “Meanwhile, western regions may end up being somewhat drier than normal. It may feel fairly warm for late September, with temperatures overall likely to be slightly higher than average,” they add.
UK weather forecast
Cloud and rain will slowly move northeastwards across England, Wales and Northern Ireland through the day. Scotland and northeast England will generally stay dry with sunny spells. Feeling cool under the cloud and rain, though humid in southwest England later.
Further outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, across southern England and Wales. Generally cloudy elsewhere, with some showery rain at times. Turning cold under the clearest skies across northeast Scotland.
Often cloudy with scattered showers. Showers heavy for central and southeastern parts of England. The best of any sunshine most likely across Scotland. Rather humid in the south.
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