UK to experience mini heatwave in June
UK residents can prepare for a mini heatwave in June as temperatures rise above average. Weather maps show a hot air mass pushing across the English Channel at the start of the month, with the mercury expected to rise close to 30C. The high pressure will “dominate” the early part of the month, offering plenty of dry weather. However, cooler weather may affect some coastal locations where onshore breezes are prevalent.
The settled conditions are expected to continue, with weather experts predicting highs of 24C in the West Midlands and southeast Wales over the weekend. The hottest day of the year may coincide with the Bank Holiday weekend, making it ideal for those planning a trip or day out.
The Met Office has warned of a change in conditions from next Thursday, when “weak frontal systems” may bring patchy rain to the UK. An unsettled period is likely from 8-22 June, with showers and longer spells of rain expected across the country. Wind conditions are expected to be light, with cooler temperatures in eastern coastal areas.
Jim Dale, senior meteorological consultant at British Weather Services, told the Mirror that the UK will need plenty of sunscreen in the days ahead. He predicted that temperatures could “nudge” the 30C mark in London by 5-6 June, with western Scotland seeing peaks of around 25C. There is also a chance of “African Air-dryer” affecting the country as June progresses.