Heatwave returns to London and south-east – The Guardian
Some parts of England will be hit with a second heatwave this weekend, with temperatures predicted to hit 31C in London and the south-east as sunshine returns to most of the country.
The north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland are expected to have temperatures in the mid-20s with scatterings of rain.
“Essentially at the end of the week we’re looking at a bit of a north-west, south-east split in the weather,” said a spokesman for the Met Office.
“Northern and some western areas will often be cooler with some outbreaks of rain – particularly in Northern Ireland and that could spread in to the south and western Scotland.”
On Friday temperatures were likely to hit at least 29C and possibly 30C in southern parts of the UK he said, with temperatures elsewhere sitting at around 24C to 25C.
“Temperatures will continue to build but nothing quite as hot as what we saw towards the end of last week,” said the spokesman.
“This weekend is much more promising than last weekend – plenty of sunshine around although the north of England could see a few showers on Saturday.
The heat is likely to continue into next week.
“Temperatures will remain pretty hot across at least the south of England but potentially more widely across the UK – we could see some wet weather coming across the north west, but still pretty hot.”