Temperatures are set to soar in Essex in the latter half of this week.
It’s been a pretty disappointing July so far this year, with clouds and rain just not shifting above our county.
Sun has been hard to come by, and the burst of heat we felt in June brought more sun that July has so far.
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But there’s good news for sun-seekers ahead.
According to BBC Weather, temperatures could rise as high as 28C on Sunday (July 18) in parts of Essex.
Harlow, Essex, is recording 28C for much of Sunday, with areas like Southend-on-Sea and Chelmsford not much cooler at 27C.
Better still, it looks like there will be clear skies across Essex, with no cloud predicted until around 7pm.
That sets the stage for a weekend of fun across the county.
But how long will this warm weather last?
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Forecasters at NetWeather are predicting that the UK will see above average temperatures until at least the start of August, when they’re set to return to normal levels for this time of year.
For next week, a NetWeather forecaster said: “Mean temperatures are therefore expected to be somewhat above the 1981-2010 long-term average.
“Positive anomalies are expected to be around 3C for most of the UK, but as high as 4 or 5C in some regions.
They added: “The emphasis will be on prolonged hot weather rather than record breaking temperatures.
“It is expected to be sunnier than average almost everywhere, and most parts of the UK will also be drier than average.”
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For the last week of July they said: “Mean temperatures are thus expected to be on the hot side again, most likely with anomalies of around 2C for most, but there is some uncertainty over this, as it is possible that a renewed build of high pressure, followed by the high drifting north-eastwards, could bring similarly hot weather to the previous week.”
It definitely sounds like we’re finally getting the burst of heat that the summer promises.
And with lockdown restrictions easing, it’s safest to be out and about outside anyway, so enjoy the sun.
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