Met Office predicts ‘very warm and humid’ weather for July

Devon and Cornwall are being told to expect some “very warm or hot days” next month in a promising weather report from the Met Office.

In a long-range weather forecast, a much warmer July has been forecast, with the wetter weather passing away by the end of June.

Temperatures are expected to be “above-average” as they said we can look forward to some “very warm or hot days to come”.

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However, the Met Office warned that there could be some spells of unsettled weather in July.

The current long-range forecast from June 29 to July 8 reads: “Unsettled in the south of the UK on Tuesday with persistent rain likely and thundery showers possible, accompanied by stronger winds. Elsewhere, drier with long spells of sunshine and lighter winds.

“Temperatures will be warm for most, though locally suppressed under the unsettled weather.

“Confidence is then lower, although on balance a lot of fine and dry weather is most likely throughout.

“Temperatures are likely be above normal, with the potential for some very warm and humid days in the south.

“Winds will likely be light to moderate throughout, with a westerly flow across northern areas, and an easterly flow across the south.”

In a forecast from July 9 onwards, the Met Office said: “Some northwestern areas will likely see brief spells rain and cloudy conditions at times, as well as a continued risk for periods of heavy rain or thunderstorms especially across the south.

“Above-average temperatures continue to be well signalled, with the chance of some very warm or hot days to come.”

Earlier in the week a BBC forecast told us to prepare for a ‘two-week heatwave’ starting around July 5 as we can expect a very warm pattern in the weather next month.

The report said: “The first half of July is showing some compelling signals for the large-scale weather pattern across the Atlantic and Europe to remain mostly the same.

“That is, high pressure will often be to our west and southwest.

“The extent of high pressure influence in western and northern Europe is the main source of uncertainty for the forecast.

“Computer models are very enthusiastic on developing a strong high to our east over Germany and into Scandinavia by mid-July.

“This would be a very warm pattern for the UK with a potential for heatwaves.”

A heatwave happens when hot weather typically lasts two or more days.

To be considered a heatwave, the temperatures have to be outside the historical averages for a given area.

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