Today may very well be the most well liked day of the 12 months up to now, in line with the Met Office – because the UK experiences a late heatwave.
Some components of West Yorkshire, Cornwall, Devon and Wales have hit heatwave standards for the primary time since June – following three consecutive days at or above their threshold temperature.
Heat well being alerts have been upgraded to amber for many of England till 9pm on Sunday, as individuals have been benefiting from the sunshine as temperatures rise.
The warning covers each area aside from the North East, the place a yellow alert is in place.
The UK’s highest temperature of the 12 months up to now of 32.2C (89.9F) was recorded on 10 and 25 June.
There is an opportunity that may very well be exceeded right now or tomorrow, the Met Office stated.
The forecaster stated 32C (89.6F) is anticipated on Wednesday and 33C (91.4F) on Thursday, which is anticipated to be the height.
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“It will then be 32C right the way until Sunday for some places in the south,” stated meteorologist Amy Bokota.
She revealed that 13 climate stations have formally marked a heatwave already – and that is set to rise within the subsequent couple of days.
Sky News climate presenter Kirsty McCabe stated the final time the best temperature of the 12 months occurred in September was in 2016, when Gravesend reached 34.4C (93.9F) on 13 September.
Tropical nights are attainable, the place temperatures might not drop under 20C (68F).
The highest in a single day minimal temperature for September on report is 21.7C (71F) – and this report may very well be threatened tonight and tomorrow evening specifically, the Met Office stated.
The exception to the largely very heat circumstances this week is the far north and west of Scotland, which can see some durations of showery rain at instances.
There can be an opportunity of some remoted thundery showers crossing areas to the west from Tuesday, extra considerably on the weekend.
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Meanwhile, in line with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Earth has endured the most well liked Northern Hemisphere summer time on report.
Last month was not solely the most well liked August scientists have ever recorded, it was additionally the second-hottest month measured – behind solely July 2023.
August was about 1.5C hotter than pre-industrial averages, which is the warming threshold that the world is attempting to not cross. However, that 1.5C threshold is over a long time – not only one month.
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The world’s oceans – greater than 70% of the Earth’s floor – had been the most well liked ever recorded – almost 21C (69.8F) – and have set excessive temperature marks for 3 consecutive months.
“The dog days of summer are not just barking, they are biting,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated in an announcement. “Climate breakdown has begun.”