Published On: Fri, Aug 23rd, 2019

Britain to melt in EXTENDED summer as temperatures remain high until October | Weather | News

After starting unsettled, temperatures are expected to rise to the mid-20s as Britons enjoy a final summer splash. Craig Snell, forecaster at the Met Office told “There is always scope we could turn warm once again. 

“Moving further on into the month there is a possibility we can see some more settled weather. 

“We could see further settled weather coming through and if that does happen the temperatures will climb once again, with the mid-20s possible.”

But the forecaster was quick to warn an increase in temperature will not match the unprecedented heights of July’s heatwave. 

The slightly warmer weather is also unlikely to challenge records for the hottest day in September. 

The record has stood for over a century, with an unprecedented 35.6C noted at Bawtry in South Yorkshire in 1906. 

But three years ago, a late heatwave saw temperatures rise to more than 34C in the warmest September day in over 100 years. 

Mr Snell added: “And if we do see some more settled weather, even in September, we could still turn warm. Obviously nowhere near on the scale of what we’ve seen so far this summer, but it will be warm enough for people.”

Earlier forecasts suggested Britons would enjoy toasty weather for the first few weeks of September before temperatures decreased by the end of the month. 

READ MORE: Bank holiday SCORCHER: Britain to bake in 30C heatwave on Monday

According to the Met Office, there is a 90 percent chance temperatures in the East of England will require Britons to follow heat health criteria. 

The criteria’s heatwave range changes per region in the UK, but the Met Office warns the Southeast’s maximum of 31 Celsius and the East of England’s 30 Celcius are likely to be met. 

But the Heat Health Watch Service only operates until September 15, with an extraordinary heat-health alert set to be issued if temperatures soar towards the end of the month. 

The hot weather comes as millions are expected to hit Britain’s roads for the Bank Holiday getaway.


This weekend’s high temperatures are even speculated to be nudging record breaking territory. 

The hottest late August bank holiday weekend was recorded in 2001 as temperatures skyrocketed to 31.5 Celsius. 

More recently, parts of Lincolnshire recorded the warmest late August bank holiday Monday temperature in 2017 at a toasty 28.2 celsius. 

Just last month, the hottest UK day ever was recorded in Cambridge as temperatures soared to an incredible 38C.

The NHS warns anyone can be affected by warm weather, but the most vulnerable age groups include older people, babies and young children and those with long-term health conditions. 

Medical experts advise people to avoid the heat and direct sun between 11am and 3pm, have cool baths or showers and drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

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