Weather forecast: United Kingdom to stay warm until October in 'Indian Summer'

Evarado Alatorre
Agosto 9, 2018

The heatwave that has gripped the United Kingdom for much of the summer is finally coming to an end with thunderstorms and lower temperatures moving in.

Forecasters at the Met Office have said a "very hot and often sunny day" is expected today, with highs of up to 33C.

The Met Office said: "While many places will miss the heaviest rain, thunderstorms are likely to affect parts of east and south east England during Tuesday afternoon and particularly into the evening".

"It must be noted, however, that this does not necessarily mean temperatures will be hot or that a heatwave will continue, as above average temperatures can mean one or two degrees above average".

A long-range weather forecast by the Met Office suggests temperatures between August and October this year could be warmer than average.

Forecasters describe an "Indian Summer" as a period of unseasonably warm and dry weather that usually occurs in Autumn, when temperatures typically start to plunge.

Dry and warm weather with above-average temperatures in August, 19C, September, 16C, and October 13C, is what's known as an "Indian Summer".

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However, after a sweltering hot summer, the United Kingdom could see warmer-than-average temperatures in the autumn, according to the Met Office.

"Further, warmer-than-average temperatures does not necessarily mean sunshine - it can be warm and cloudy too".

The mercury is set to rocket past 30C (85F) in parts of the United Kingdom on Monday, with 33C possible in London and to the east of the capital as the working week kicks off.

The three-month outlook suggests a greater likelihood of high-pressure systems near the United Kingdom, meaning settled conditions are more likely than unsettled weather.

It comes amid a sweltering European heatwave, with Portugal and Spain being hit by the hottest temperatures.

"There is the potential for travel disruption from torrential downpours, lightning, hail and gusty winds, with fresher temperatures following".

Britain's heatwave will continue for a couple more days this week before temperatures are set to drop.

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