So far this summer we have seen quite a variety of weather. There were heavy and thundery showers in June, plenty of dry weather through July, and then August started wet for many with strong winds in the north over recent days.
The area of low pressure which brought the strong winds to Scotland is now moving away eastwards. This means our flow is coming from the northwest, and so it will be a little cooler than of late with some showers expected. That being said, there will also be a good deal of sunny spells in which it will still feel warm.
Towards the end of the week, an area of high pressure is expected to build from the southwest. Whilst northern parts are likely to see wet and breezy conditions, elsewhere it will be mostly dry and we will see temperatures start to climb.
For the weekend, the high pressure means many places should enjoy some periods of sunshine and temperatures a few degrees above average. However, in the north there will still be some unsettled weather around, especially on Saturday.
Good news! High pressure moves in by the end of the week and into the weekend, bringing warmer weatherhttps://t.co/ZcSgRAM37M
— Met Office (@metoffice) August 8, 2016
After that and there is the potential for things to turn hot for the beginning of next week. Deputy Chief Operational Meteorologist Laura Paterson said: “An area of low pressure looks likely to drag air up from the south across the UK. Despite being a week ahead, temperatures of 30-32°C look more likely than not across some southern parts of the UK on Monday and Tuesday and there is a chance that even northern parts of the UK could see temperatures into the high 20s Celsius. Next week’s hotter weather does not look likely to last for long though with a thundery breakdown and eventual transition to cooler conditions expected by around the middle of the week.”
The RNLI are advising: “If you’re heading to the beach, remember to stay safe and to ‘be beachwise’ by choosing a lifeguarded beach and taking the right precautions to make sure you stay safe and remember your day at the beach for the right reasons. Our key advice for people planning a trip to the beach, especially those planning to go in the water, is to choose a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags, where the lifeguards can see you. We want people to have fun at the beach, but to make sure they stay safe while they’re enjoying themselves.”