Brits dealt brutal blow with August heatwave not included in Met Office forecast
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Hopes have been dashed for a sweltering heatwave to return to the UK at the end of August.
The Met Office have said the blistering heat travelling through Europe isn't likely to make its way to the UK, and it appears a heatwave at the end of the month isn't likely to happen.
Brits were betting on the last-ditch attempt of summer weather cementing their plans for the holidays, after what could be one of the wettest summers the country has seen.
After several days of torrential downpours each month over the summer, Britons have been angry at the weather letting us down, after lockdown rules were finally eased on Freedom Day.
Even though Europe is heading towards a potential record-breaking 50C heat bomb in the southwest, due to the Mediterranean hot air influencing the weather – the extreme heatwave isn't coming to the UK.
Spain is expected to see the next wave of the heat bomb, according to BBC Weather, with the mercury reaching 48C.
But the anticyclone – dubbed 'Lucifer' isn't set to sweep towards Britain over the coming days.
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Met Office spokesman Graham Madge said: “Do not expect to see heatwave conditions, but dry, sunny spells for many.
“August has essentially been a case of mixed fortune with some areas seeing drier weather than usual, while others have virtually had a whole month of rainfall in just 10 days.
“We're not expecting to see record-breaking weather, as there have certainly been wetter Augusts in the past but many areas have faced a very wet and intense period of rain.”
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Although the final days of the month will see sunny and drier conditions, above-average temperatures are not on the cards.
However, outbreaks of rain and even thunderstorms and heavy downpours are forecast on some days over the next two weeks.
The Met Office long-range forecast reads: “Into late August, changeable conditions look likely to continue in the north with showers or outbreaks of rain at times.
“Towards the southwest higher pressure is expected to be more of an influence, allowing for more settled and drier conditions.
“Temperatures are likely to be around average for the time of the year, although there is a chance of some warmer weather in the south if winds turn to an easterly direction.
“This may also bring the chance of intermittent heavy rain and thundery showers.”
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