A “TROPICAL heat surge” will rescue summer by the Bank Holiday weekend – with temperatures set to be nudging 30C (86F).
Skies will steadily clear from tomorrow onward with warmer weather arriving by midweek cheering Brits up after storm-hit August put summer on track to be the wettest for seven years.
The Met Office forecast decent 22C sunny spells for all as showers ease in the South and East.25C is on the cards by the long weekend, with high pressure set to bring subtropical air from the Azores.
The North and West will still see showers at times.
The Met Office forecast three weeks of mainly warm and dry conditions for many for the last week of August and first half of September.
Temperatures pushing 30C was forecast by The Weather Outlook and ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weather trending.
A total of 272mm of rain fell between June 1 and August 15, Met Office figures show.
With rainfall to add from Friday’s deluge and the second half of August, a total of over 315mm would make this summer the wettest since 2012’s wettest summer for 100 years, when 379mm fell.
Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: “There’s an improvement after wet and windy weather, with plenty of sunny spells through the next week and 25C possible by the Bank Holiday weekend.
“Low pressure clears from Monday and high pressure slowly builds, with a southerly flow possible, with fewer showers in the South and East while the North and West remain less settled.
“High pressure looks like dominating in the last week of August, with mainly settled conditions and the mid-20s possible.”
Met Office forecaster Sarah Kent said: “August 31 to September 14 has signs high pressure will increasingly dominate. Temperatures are likely to be warmer than average.”
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “August has been shocking but summer is poised to be rescued by high pressure pulling up subtropical air from the Azores by the Bank Holiday weekend.
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“Highs approaching 30C are expected into September.”
Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “Summer lurched from hot to cool and wet, but warmer weather in time for the Bank Holiday will lift the mood of weather-beaten Brits.
“Temperatures should be not far from 30C for some at the end of August.”
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