UK long-range forecast: 28C ‘European heat dome’ to engulf nation – new weather maps

BBC Weather: Parts of Europe to reach 30 degrees

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High pressure is predicted to send temperatures soaring to almost 30C in June following a miserably cold and drizzly May. Brian Gaze, a forecaster at Weather Outlook shared his latest heat maps that showed scorching highs of 23C hitting north-west regions on Tuesday, June 1. He wrote on Twitter: “Meteorological summer off to a warm start on the GFS 12z and signs of the west European ‘heat dome’ beginning to build again!”

Temperatures could then rise even further to a blistering hot 28C in London on Friday, June 4, according to WXCHARTS.

The rest of England could also bake on the same day as temperatures hit 26C in Luton and Watford.

Further north, Leeds and the Yorkshire Dales could see glorious highs of 25C, while Newcastle and Cumbria are slightly cooler at 22C.

The Met Office also predicted “warmer days” to arrive between Friday, May 28 and Sunday, June 6.

The long-range forecast said: “High pressure will be the largely dominant feature across the UK during this period, as it gradually builds in from the west.

“This will bring mainly fine and settled conditions across the UK, with temperatures recovering and feeling locally warm in southern and central areas.

“There however remains the possibility of cloudier weather and some rain at times towards the west and northwest of the UK.

“Mostly dry conditions are likely to continue through this period especially towards the south and east but there remains the risk of some brief interludes of rain or showers, most likely affecting areas in the northwest and far south.

“Temperatures overall are likely to be close to average for the time of year, with some warmer days balanced out by colder nights.”

The BBC’s long-range forecast between Monday, May 31 and Sunday, June 6, added hot sub-tropical air could potentially hit the UK.

The forecast said: “Our best bet to get warmer, more summerlike temperatures will be if we can tap into sub-tropical Atlantic or African air, and to do that we need a south-westerly or southerly wind.

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“The main alternate scenario for early June is that high pressure remains overhead instead of shifting away.

“This is still a cool pattern, but it would remain dry and settled throughout the week instead of turning showery.

“There is a chance sub-tropical air may filter into western areas, but this is thought to be unlikely.

“We have high confidence on the temperatures staying below normal, but medium confidence on showery weather later in the week as there is perhaps a 30 percent chance that high pressure remains in place.”

Net Weather’s long-range chart also said the start of June should see “fine and warmer” conditions following a dreary May.

The forecast said: “Although precise timing is difficult, the Spring Bank Holiday could see a few very warm summery days.

“But in a period probably of much variability, finer spells are likely to be punctuated by showers. Stark fluctuations in temperature seem likely especially in the East, with rainfall totals varying considerably.

“Probably turning fine and warmer more generally at end of period.”

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