Yet another heatwave will roast Brits for 2 weeks in August, predicts Met Office

The UK is set for another period of record summer heat next month as the Met Office warned of another heatwave in August.

Less than two weeks after the mid-July wave led to some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded in parts of the country, extreme temperatures will return between August 4 and 18.

The UK's weather office revealed its "long-range forecast" from early to mid-August, hinting at more "warmer and drier-than average conditions".

In a statement a spokesperson said: "By early August, warmer and drier-than-average conditions look likely to return for much of the UK, although there is an increased risk of thunderstorms, especially in the southeast.

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"Above-average temperatures continue to be signalled for much of the period, perhaps becoming very warm or hot at times in the south."

Already this month Northern Ireland recorded its hottest ever temperature, with thermometers reading 31.2C in Ballywatticock, County Down.

Meanwhile England was able to drown its post-Euros sorrows in days of glorious sunshine and 30-plus temperatures in much of the South.

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Heathrow recorded a high of 31.6C last weekend, with Cardiff following suit with a 30.2C peak.

Unusually Scotland wasn't left out of the joy, with Threave in Dumfries and Galloway recording its hottest ever 28.2C peak on Saturday.

But Public Health England and the Met Office warned of health consequences for the vulnerable, advising the elderly to stay indoors where possible and drink plenty of fluids.

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The recent heat has also been tied to climate change, with the Met Office warning earlier this year of consequences in the event global temperatures reach 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.

Rising sea levels, melting ice and extreme weather events are all expected to become more common as global heat rises.

That isn't isolated from the UK, either, which saw shock forest wildfires in Manchester during the record 2018 heatwave.

For the next few weeks, however, Brits can simply enjoy the much-needed opportunities to spend time outside.

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