Brits are set to soak up the last of the summer with a scorching five-day heatwave thanks to the Iberian jet stream.
After what’s been a disappointing summer across many parts of the UK, it will come as welcome news that parts of the country are set to soak up 24C temperatures as we head into the autumn.
With temperatures likely to be a few degrees above the September average, it could be the perfect opportunity to enjoy one last trip to the seaside before children go back to school.
Weather maps seen by Express.co.uk show that between Saturday, September 2 and Wednesday, September 6 – the country is set to enjoy a mini heatwave lasting five glorious days.
Next weekend, London, as well as parts of East Anglia and the Midlands will enjoy impressive temperatures of 24C, according to forecasters Net Weather and WX charts – one degree hotter than the forecast for Barcelona, Spain.
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Meanwhile on Monday, September 3, Leeds, Manchester and other parts of the north of England will see the highest temperatures of 24C, with similar conditions expected across the south of England.
In Wales and parts of Scotland, the mercury is set to be a little cooler, although temperatures threaten to reach the early 20s across much of this five-day period.
Although weather maps give us high hopes for the first week of September, Met Office spokesman Graham Madge told Express.co.uk earlier this week that the outlook for the month as a whole is fairly uncertain.
This is in part due to the peak hurricane season reducing predictability of weather patterns that could influence the UK’s weather.
He said: “At this stage, signals suggest a typical mix of conditions in September, with more unsettled conditions more likely in the northwest, and drier conditions further south and east, though large local variations are possible.
“A westerly flow of weather for the UK is most likely, with a mix of drier spells as well as interludes of rain through the month, as you’d normally expect. Temperatures are likely to be near-average at the start of the month.”
The Met Office’s long range forecast for the period between August 30 and September 8 predicts an “unsettled” spell, with patchy rain in the south on Wednesday potentially breaking up into heavy showers.
It reads: “Although uncertainty increases, the following couple of days seems likely to see showers or longer spells of rain affect many areas with breezy conditions in places.
“Temperatures are likely to be near or a little below average, although perhaps feeling rather humid in the south.
“Further ahead, generally changeable conditions are likely to continue, with the wettest and windiest conditions perhaps towards the north and west, while the south and east is most favoured to see drier, brighter spells.
“However, occasional showers or spells of rain are possible anywhere. Temperatures remaining near or slightly below average.”
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