South East England: Warmer Than LA Next Week?

Tropical air could make parts of the UK hotter than California at the end of next week, with temperatures possibly expected to exceed 30C, but only after heavy rain hits the country.

High pressure expected to build from the middle of the week means temperatures in south-east England could hit 32C on Friday, the Met Office says – higher than the 26C predicted for Los Angeles .

However, heavy and persistent rain is forecast for most of the country from Sunday evening to Monday.

A weather warning could be imposed for parts of North Wales, with around 50mm (2 inches) of rain expected on Monday – around half a month for the region.

Met Office forecaster Dan Stroud said: “We are looking at the possibility of reaching the low 30s later in the week, most likely on Friday, probably in and around London, through East Anglia and other parts of the south and east.

He said after “a miserable, wet day” for England and Wales on Monday, there were signs of improvement and temperatures would start to rise.

“We have high pressure building from the middle of the week and that will draw in tropical continental air, which will pull in very hot, locally warm air that will allow temperatures to climb steadily,” he said. -he declares.

“As we go into Friday and maybe Saturday, we have a chance to break into the 30s.”

Temperatures could also rise in other parts of the country on Friday, with much of England and Wales topping 25C, while Scotland and Northern Ireland could hit 20C.

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Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.