UK weather forecast: Sizzling 31C heatwave will send temperatures soaring just as Covid clampdown begins

It comes after a barmy August which saw a heatwave, two named storms and widespread flooding.

UK weather forecast today – Britain set for 31C heatwave as tropical plume sparks ‘one last blast of summer’ next week

Under strict new coronavirus rules, larger social gatherings indoors and outdoors will be illegal in a bid to beat the spread of infection.

UK weather tomorrow: Thunderstorms, power cuts & 50mph gales kick off Bank Holiday as Met Office issues weather warnings

“Obviously, it’s the Friday before the bank holiday weekend, so lots of people will be planning to take to the roads and so they do need to be aware that even if they’re enjoying sunny spells at one moment a hefty shower could come along very quickly and make conditions very, very difficult.”

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UK weather: ‘One last blast of summer’ as temperatures set to top 30C next week

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The mercury has soared to 30C on several occasions during the last week of the month, while the highest October temperature ever recorded in the UK was 29.4C in the small market town of March, Cambridgeshire, on the first day of the month in 1985.

Are we heading for an Indian Summer? Britain will enjoy 75F temperatures this week as hot air plume from continent sends mercury soaring… and it could get even hotter

The sunny outlook comes a month after hundreds of Britons flocked to the country’s beauty spots to enjoy rising mercury levels as an ‘African heat flare’ brought with it ‘very hot conditions’ in southeastern areas and a ten-day heatwave from the beginning to the middle of August. 

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Rising temperatures will make it ‘dangerous’ to be outside if more is not done to curtail climate change, claims expert A health expert has warned that the UK’s rising temperatures – including the current heatwave – will make it ‘highly dangerous’ for people to be outside if more is not done to curtail climate change.

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