All clear to some! Crowds head to the coast as the south basks in 77F sunshine – but it’s a dehydration to the north with downpours and thunderstorms
- Showers make their way through the northern parts of the country, while southern England enjoys sunny periods
- Temperatures today will range from 77F in the South East to about 66F in the central parts of Scotland
- Yesterday, Cornwall was branded as ‘Benidorm on steroids’ after flooding visitors to the coastal area flooded
- Chaotic scenes come as an ‘African heat flame’ with ‘very hot conditions’ in southeastern areas
- The upcoming ten-day heatwave from Thursday to mid-August could see temperatures rise to 95F
The UK is poised today for a gap between north and south, as downpours continue to sunbathe its way through the northern parts of the country and the south of England to a maximum of 77F before welcoming an ‘African heat flame’.
As a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers sweep across the country, the northern regions will begin to cool down the week, with temperatures in Yorkshire and central Scotland dropping to 66F.
Meanwhile, blood-curdling Britons who flocked to the country’s beauty spots in Brighton and Cornwall will soon enjoy rising mercury levels, as an ‘African heat flame’ brings ‘very hot conditions’ in southeastern areas and a ten-day heat wave from Thursday to mid-August.
The 700-mile-wide plume of heat, which will rise from the south, will see temperatures rise to a scorching 95F, with forecasters predicting ‘drier, brighter and very warm’ weather by the end of the week.
The baking temperatures that will come in the south come after Cornwall was dubbed the ‘Benidorm on steroids’ after floods of visitors frightened residents to leave their homes and go shopping yesterday.
Locals shot down the hordes of sun worshipers pouring into the coastal area and ignoring social distance guidelines, with a terrified woman saying she had banned her children from the high street and the harbor.
The chaotic scenes came just days after Matt Hancock warned that a second wave was “beginning to roll across Europe” toward Britain, stating that there was a “real danger” that the UK would peak in cases.
The sun is starting to rise over St Paul’s Cathedral in London today as the capital wakes up to a warm start to the day and sunny spells
A 700-mile-wide ‘African heat flame’ will bring ‘very hot conditions’ in southeastern areas and a ten-day heat wave from Thursday to mid-August
In London, the sun begins to rise over St Paul’s Cathedral as the south continues to enjoy sunny spells as the north prepares for scattered showers
Today, the sun illuminates the skyline above St Paul’s Cathedral as the nation prepares for an ‘African heat flame’ that brings ‘very hot conditions’ to southeastern areas
The skyline above St Paul’s Cathedral in central London is illuminated by the sun, while the southern parts of the country continue to enjoy warm temperatures
This week ministers confirmed that people who now test positive for coronavirus or have symptoms similar to those of Covid-19 would be told to stay at home for ten days – from the current seven-day period of self-isolation because “the evidence has been strengthened” .
It came hours after it emerged that Boris Johnson – who fears a second wave could hit Britain in two weeks – told his SAGE advisers and cabinet ministers that he should “act quickly” and expect to see quarantine measures in – and abroad within days.
After the chaos this weekend, it was revealed there were not free places for campers or RVs in any of the top 20 locations in Cornwall – or the top 15 in Dorset.
Today, regions in the far north of Scotland are expected to remain cloudy with the threat of rain, while warm sunny spells are expected to continue in the south of England with the possibility of a few showers in the south west of England during the night.
Tomorrow, Wales, Central and Eastern England will be mostly dry with sunny spells, while South West England will be cloudy for a while with irregular rain.
Sarah Kent, Met Office meteorologist said, “Today is a bit cooler for most than yesterday with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers.
“There will be heavy rain showers for North East England this afternoon, but no weather warnings have been issued. Temperatures range from 25 ° C in the Southeast to about 19 ° C in the central belt of Scotland.
‘On Monday we will see top temperatures in that central belt of around 23C in London, but around 18 in Glasgow.
Tuesday and Wednesday the weather changes a bit. We will see that a frontal system is beginning to invade. It will bring rain in Northern Ireland, Scotland and North West England on Tuesday afternoon.
‘Thursday is dry for most, and warmer and sunny in the south. That’s the same for Friday. Friday may be in the south in the low 30’s. ‘
Tourists flock to Fistral beach in Cornwall this weekend as mercury levels continue to rise in the south of the country