Hull set to bake in July heatwave that could see UK highs of 36C

A scorching heatwave is expected to hit the UK next month.

Reports claim temperatures could reach as high as 36C – hotter than Dubai is at the moment.

The hot temperatures are expected to creep towards England and Europe during early July.

Read more: Updated thunderstorm warning as more heavy rain to hit Hull

This is because of a high-pressure system heading towards the UK – although it looks like they will last just a few days at a time.

Hull reached roasting temperatures last week where there was no cloud, blazing sunshine, and temperatures as high as 25C.

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Sunshine at Queen's Gardens
Sunshine at Queen’s Gardens

And the good weather is expected to return throughout next month.

But, this weekend is expected to bring contrasting thunderstorms.

The Met Office issued further updates on Thursday as a fresh band of potentially torrential thundery rain is forecast for East Yorkshire.

Hull and East Yorkshire avoided the worst of Wednesday evening’s predicted bad weather, with just shy of 5mm of rain falling within four hours during the early hours, according to Environment Agency data.



The Met Office is forecasting another band of heavy rain with a weather warning in place for Friday and Saturday

And throughout Friday morning and early afternoon Hull saw consistent downpours as with temperatures dropped to around 12C.

But warmer weather could arrive next month as “transient highs” drift towards England from Northern Europe as early as Monday, June 28.


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The latest ‘red’ heat maps from Netweather forecast sweltering highs of 36C in France on Friday, June 25 – those same maps then show the hot air could move towards the South East on the same day, the Express reports.

The BBC then forecasts that between Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 27, a “short-lived heatwave” is likely to bake the nation, before a cooler front then arrives at the end of the month.

Hull’s forecast this weekend

Friday



Beer gardens showing the football this weekend will bask in the blazing sun
Many will be heading to beer gardens to watch the football this weekend

The morning saw some bright spells during the morning, but the cloud increased heading towards the afternoon as well as heavy rain.

Light winds prevailed inland, with temperatures feeling breezy on coasts.

The Met Office state that intermittent rain will spread northwards on Friday evening, mainly affecting southeasterm areas, perhaps becoming heavy in a few places at times.

Saturday

There will be some rain early on which will clear late.

What’s more there will be variable cloud cover allowing warm sunny spells to develop, but with a few showers.

Brisk winds on coasts will ease, and temperatures will reach 21 °C.

Sunday

It will be cloudy with occasionally heavy, thundery rain on Sunday, feeling rather cool.