Two-month heatwave to blast UK as weather forecaster warns of African plumes

A weather forecaster has warned Britain could be facing a two month-long heatwave later this year due to "African plumes".

The UK saw temperatures creep into the low to mid-30Cs earlier this year, although conditions have been mixed so far this month.

Despite the deadly Cerberus heatwave surging through much of Europe, where temperatures have exceeded 40C in recent days, forecasters don't expect things here to warm up until next month.

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Speaking to GB News, Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden warned next month is likely to be "much warmer" – with the heat lasting even into September.

He added that our September weather could be impacted by blasts of warm air from Africa, meaning the heat may sustain as late as the start of Autumn.

Madden said: "Late July could see high pressure returning and bringing a change from this changeable and unsettled weather.

"This is likely to persist as we head into August to give a much warmer than average month overall for many parts.

"Into September, we could see some potentially hot African plumes, and this could see temperatures approaching the mid 30Cs or more in places."

There have even been suggestions that next month we could see a return of the staggering 40C heat that the country endured this time last year.

A Met Office spokesperson put the chance of that happening at 1%, although they admitted it was "feasible".

Speaking to the Daily Star last week, Jim Dale, Senior Meteorological Consultant at British Weather Services, put the chance slightly higher at 10%.

Last year marked the first time in history that 40C was recorded in the UK, with the mercury hitting a record-breaking 40.3C on July 19.

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