Met Office weather forecast: Essex set for full sunshine ahead of mini heat wave
Essex is expected to see full sunshine today as the hot weather continues into the weekend. According to the Met Office, places like Chelmsford and Harlow will experience blazing sunshine all day, with some areas hitting highs of 18C.
According to the Mirror, a mini-heat wave, where temperatures climb well above average, is expected to continue into next week. On Saturday, parts of the country even reached 22°C.
Mercury is expected to remain in the 20s and 20s in southern England thanks to an anticyclonic system brought by south westerly winds from the Azores.
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On Monday, a maximum of 23C is even possible depending on the office met, with near-teen temperatures for much of southern England. The Met Office forecast for the east of England today said: ‘Any low cloud will clear to give a fine, dry day with plenty of sunshine. A few varying amounts of cloud in the afternoon. Warm but cooler near the coast. Maximum temperature 19°C.”
A heat wave is defined as three or more consecutive days of a certain temperature threshold being reached or exceeded. Meteorologist Dan Stroud said there will be “decent sunny spells” across much of England and Wales over the next week, while temperatures will be cooler for Scotland and the UK. ‘North Ireland.
However, next week is “a bit of a mixed bag”, Mr Stroud said. He added: “We’re going to see generally above average temperatures for much of next week, but the caveat will be that there will be bands of cloud and rain at times, so it’s not is unfortunately not easy all the way through.
“There is a hint that we might see something warmer towards the end of next week and the weekend after, but that’s a long way off.”