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Could *another* heatwave be on the way next month?

The Met Office has just released its long-term forecast for the UK

Chiara Wilkinson
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Chiara Wilkinson
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Last week was a scorcher, wasn’t it? Parks dried up all over the country, leaves fell from trees early and there’s even been a hosepipe ban in parts of the UK. As hot weather goes, it was a lot – so we don’t blame you if you’re already wondering if another heatwave is around the corner. 

According to the Met Office’s long-term weather forecast, the likelihood of another heatwave in the coming weeks remains pretty low. We can expect to see rain at the start of next week before high pressure builds towards the end of the month, when there should be dry weather in most parts of the country. 

Generally, temperatures will be ‘warm’ or ‘locally very warm’ – but it's unlikely they will reach anywhere near the extreme highs that we’ve almost got used to. Weather should remain warm in the first couple of weeks of September, but conditions will generally be more unsettled. It’s too soon to tell if there will be any dramatic changes in temperatures during this period, but it’s looking likely.

Phew: it’s looking hopeful that things are finally settling down. It could be worth stocking up on ice and investing in a fan though, just in case. 

ICYMI: what will British weather actually be like in 2050? We asked an expert.

Plus: could there soon be a shortage of bottled water in the UK?

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