July kicked off with a drizzly and windy start, but the skies are about to clear as the hot weather is due to return with highs of 30C next week. Today will see highs of 20C in the south, with an array of scattered showers, according to Net Weather. Nick Finnis at Net Weather revealed low pressure will bring stormy conditions from the Atlantic on Tuesday.
He said: “Tuesday sees an area of low pressure with outbreaks of rain roll in from the west off the Atlantic.
“ome uncertainty over the northern and southern extent of this rain, but rain will arrive across Ireland and N. Ireland in the morning, before spreading across southern Scotland, northern England, Wales and perhaps the Midlands into the afternoon.
“The far south perhaps staying dry if cloudy.”
He added sunshine will creep in towards the end of the week as high pressure sweeps across the UK.
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He saidi: “Outbreaks of rain probably sinking south across southern areas on Wednesday, turning drier and brighter across the north, as a ridge of high pressure builds in.
“Perhaps showery across the south on Thursday, once early rain clears here, northern areas perhaps drier and brighter but with the odd shower.
“High pressure looks to build in from the west on Friday, so western areas becoming drier with the best of the sunshine, eastern areas perhaps cloudier with a risk of showers.”
This high pressure will will bring highs of 30C in London, along with 26C in North Yorkshire and 23C in Scotland by July 13, according to Net Weather’s hot weather maps.
UK heatwave map: Charts show low pressure from the Atlantic sweeping in
But Monday will see some rain and strong winds.
Mr Finnis said: “A bright, cool, fresh and breezy Monday for all, the northwesterly wind will blow scattered showers southeast though the morning, before showers become confined to coastal areas of eastern England and far north and northwest of Scotland in the afternoon.
“Many places may stay dry for much of the day.
“Temperatures reaching 13-18C in the north, 18-20C in the south, bit disappointing for early July.”
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The Met Office added that temperatures will be on “the warmer side of average” next week.
Its latest forecast said: “Cloudy for many with showers, these heaviest in eastern parts where the winds may be stronger also.
“Becoming largely dry in western areas with some good spells of sunshine.
“Looking further ahead, a north/ south split across the UK seems most likely.
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“Northern and northwestern areas are expected to see further spells of rain, accompanied by strong winds, with the possibility of these spreading to some other areas at times.
“Further south however, there should be more in the way of dry weather, though even here, there is still the possibility of some showers, or longer spells of rain.
“Temperatures are likely to be either around or on the warmer side of average, with the warmest conditions likely in the southeast