Met Office predicts exact date 2-week August heatwave will sizzle Brits

After thunderstorms and flash flood warnings, a British heatwave sweeping the country is exactly what we need.

Last month we saw scorching temperatures bake the UK for several days bringing perfect summer weather after a wet and windy June.

But, are we going to have a heatwave in August? After the Met Office issued warnings of thunderstorms and rain for a large part of the UK and Scotland this weekend.

According to the latest forecasts, the likely dates of when the heatwave will return stand at the middle of the month, meaning there are only a few days away before the mercury will soar again.

When will the British heatwave return in August?

A 30C heatwave could sweep the UK as a high-pressure weather system moves in from the Mediterranean, due to a tropical air mass.

The scorching temperatures will finally bring an end to the downpours lashing Brits over the past few weeks.

The forecaster says "hotter than normal" weather will feature towards the end of the month, but confidence in long-range forecasts are "low" due to the changeability.

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However, Weather Outlook predicts a "very hot pattern" covering the UK in the next few weeks.

Netweather also shows hot air covering Europe from August 19, with the likes of Bristol and the southwest seeing highs of 27C around this time.

Brian Gaze, from the Weather Outlook, tweeted: "Europe setting up a potentially very hot pattern towards the end of the 10-day run.

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"The first half [of August] will see mixed with showers or longer periods of rain but also warm and fine spells.

"The driest weather will probably be in the south and east, but a heightened risk of heavy showers or thunderstorms means local variations could be large."

Mercury is expected to rise above average during the second half of the month, and likely to bring "settled and very warm periods."

BBC Weather hint at August heatwave dates, with 'summer-like' temperatures nearer the end of the month.

A long-range forecast between Monday, August 16, and Sunday, August 29, said high pressure would "push lows away to the north and allow for some warmer, drier, and more summer-like weather".

It added: "At first, mid-August will likely see a continuation of the unsettled, cooler, and wetter pattern we expect for the first half of the month.

"As high pressure slowly pushes northward from the Mediterranean Sea, low-pressure systems caught in the storm track and driven by the jet stream will be deflected northward too.

"Drier weather should spread in from the south, and this will also bring in a warmer, more tropical air mass to the UK."

It continued a heatwave may develop, but again confidence is low because of how far away the forecast is.

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