Huge heatwave set to grace Hull in August with Met Office warning

The heatwave in Hull has been flying high but sadly the weekend is expected to see up to 90 per cent chance of showers.

The dramatic end to the week may bring thunderstorms, but not all hope is lost as the heatwave is expected to return.

The Met Office long range forecast is predicting that “warmer and drier-than-average conditions” will return at the start of August.

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On Monday, temperatures topping the 30C mark in Hull, with Tuesday and Wednesday remain hot and bright.

The sizzling weather prompted the Met Office to put out its first-ever amber extreme heat warning.



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The Met Office has urged people to take care as “high temperatures both by day and night will continue this week leading to public health impact”.

Some businesses have decided to close to keep staff safe and people have been urged to take care.

Despite potential thunderstorms predicted, the Met Office long range forecast for Tuesday, August 3 to Tuesday, August 17, is predicting a return of the warm weather.

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It says: “By early August, warmer and drier-than-average conditions look likely to return for much of the UK, although there is an increased risk of thunderstorms.

“Above-average temperatures continue to be signalled for much of the period, perhaps becoming very warm or hot at times.”

Before that the forecast for Saturday, July 24, to Monday, August 2, is saying that more unsettled weather will move in from Saturday, starting in the south as heavy, possibly thundery, rain.

It adds: “For the rest of the period, spells of rain or showers are likely for many areas, with some heavy rain or thunderstorms possible at times.

“Temperatures just above average for most, to modestly above average in the north. Winds remain light.”

Met Office Chief Operational Meteorologist Steven Ramsdale said: “The high temperatures are going to continue through a large part of this week.

“Many areas will continue to reach heatwave thresholds but the amber extreme heat warning focuses on western areas where the most unusually high temperatures are likely to persist.

“There’s a continuing risk of isolated thundery downpours late in the afternoons but most areas will stay dry until later in the week. Temperatures should begin to fall for most areas heading into the weekend, with some more unsettled conditions looking to develop.”