The prospect of a heatwave could be on the cards into the school summer holidays with the Met Office issuing an update.
Its long range weather forecast for the UK contains a mixture of sunny spells and showers between July 14 and 23 – with lockdown restrictions expected to be eased by the Government for “Freedom Day” on July 19.
But the Met office says “more dry weather than recently is expected”, as temperatures look set to be “slightly above to above-average” across the country.
And for the rest of July and into early August, meteorologists say “warmer and drier-than-average conditions are most probable overall.”
The Met Office update reads: “More dry weather than recently is expected, with variable cloud and sunny spells. The trend of temperatures being slightly above to above-average will continue.
“For the rest of July and into early August, warmer and drier-than-average conditions are most probable overall.
“Occasional spells of more unsettled weather still remain possible, especially in northwestern areas, but the majority of the UK should see plenty of fine and dry weather.”
Next week the Met Office expect Birmingham will see temperatures rising between 19C and highs of 22C. As it stands, the best day for catching some rays, with glorious sunshine expected for most of the day, could be on Friday, July 16.
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