We mentioned at the end of the last month how the models (Weather ones) Were repeatedly hinting at a warm/hot spell for the middle of April.
As you can read here, And the good news is…
The UK is now on the brink of the first Hot spell of the year.
By Hot we mean maximum temperatures ranging from 23c for Scotland to 28c for the South East, Only a touch below the all time record for April of 29.4c.
Currently this spell looks set to last around 4-5 days with nice warm weather setting in Tuesday lasting up until Saturday.
The current forecast suggests the peak will be on Friday, So Perhaps its time to get in your request for a half day?
The weather has been far from hot lately, Infact warm days have been few and far between but finally something summery is on the horizon.
Many Weather model outputs have begun throwing up some very welcome projections.
These have included high pressure close to the UK bringing blue skies and temperatures around 18-22c to the even more tasty Spanish Plume style heatwave which would see temperatures surpass 25c for the first time in many months.
Of course the model outputs at such range cannot be 100% relied on however when there is a consistent trend it shows that the signals being picked up are strong and therfor we have to take note.
We will of course up date you this time next week as the timeframe nears closer but for now maybe its finally time to start finding those summer clothes out.
Nearly 3 Minutes of total darkness doesn’t sound particularly amazing however when it happens in the day its quite a sight.
To watch the day turn to night in the middle of the day, to see stars and planets come out if even for just an instant, seems inexplicable, magical even.
The darkness during the upcoming total solar eclipse Aug. 21 will last for about 2 minutes and 40 seconds along the path of totality.
Everyone in North America, parts of South America, Africa and Europe – including the UK – will see at least a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun.
However, 14 states across the United States will experience a total solar eclipse with more than two minutes of darkness descending in the middle of the day over the course of 100 minutes.
More than 12 million Americans live inside the path of totality and more than half of the nation live within 400 miles of it. Millions more are expected to travel to cities along the path to witness the phenomenon.
Image Credit: GreatAmericanEclipse.com
Sadly Brits won’t get a total eclipse like our friends across the pond, but we will be treated to a slight partial eclipse which will still be worth watching.
It will be visible in parts of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from around 19:35 on August 21 – but make sure you’re in a spot where there’s no cloud.
Wondered where the summer is? Well look no further than Southern Europe where temperatures are so hot even the sea temperature… Yes the sea water temperature is up to an incredible 30 celcius!
Night temps have been breaking records in a number of places too with over 35c seen in recent nights.
And then there is the daytime temperatures which are not just boiling but are widespread across the region from Turkey through the balkans into Italy the South of France and Spain all hitting highs over 40c. locally we may even see over 45c today.
These hot temps over land have triggered some monster thunderstorms in recent days with 100’s of lightning strikes per minute, Mammoth sized hail, Tornado’s and lots and lots of monsoon like rainfall with more similar storms expected!
Watch Extreme Hail storm in Turkey
Forest fires have also been widespread with many evacuations ordered in various places affecting not only locals but tourists also.
And when cooler weather does move in people close to the coast will still be at risk of huge thunderstorms as the extremely high sea temperatures will likely create severe instability in the atmosphere.
So if you wondered where Summer got to there you have it. But remember if your out in the Heatwave be sure to seek shelter from the sun at regular intervals, Sunscreen a plenty and keep hydrated.
Yes you read that right. The UK is finally set to see its first real spell of hot weather next week with temperatures upto 30c in London by saturday.
The warm weather is expected to begin in earnest with monday seeing top temperatures of up to 25c.
As the week progresses the mercury rises and the whole of the UK will enjoy hot temperatures.
Yes Scotland that includes you. Here we will see temperatures exceeding the 25c marker by Thursday afternoon.
In an unusual twist for the weather the hottest temperatures will be over the course of the weekend with 30c expected in the capital.
So dont worry if your in work all week, There will still be time to fire up the BBQ.