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London weather: Capital to bask in August heatwave as tropical air from Mediterranean to hit Britain

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After a dismal start to summer there could be good news on the horizon with a heatwave predicted for mid-August, according to the Met Office.

Following weeks of rain, thunderstorms and floods a long-range forecast has predicted the weather could be set to change.

While the beginning of August looks unpredictable with continuing cooler, wetter weather and potential downpours, the second half of the month is looking much drier.

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From August 16 onwards temperatures are set to rise due to high pressure being pushed in from the Mediterranean Sea.

Warmer and drier conditions are on the cards with drier weather should “spread in from the south,” bringing with it a tropical air mass.

Temperatures could soar during August

If the high pressure lingers, Brits could enjoy a second heatwave as seen last month with temperatures rising up to 30C, which is a welcome change from the current showers and thunderstorms.

The change in weather mid-August may be gradual, taking days or potentially a week to appear according to the BBC.

Temperatures should trend warmer than normal into late August, with some warm days possible if high pressure moves overhead for too long. If the high does linger overhead, a heatwave may develop.

But before the warmer temperatures arrive there is more wet weather ahead for the next couple of weeks due to a low pressure.

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“We anticipate low pressure will be in charge across northern Europe for the next few weeks, keeping the UK weather unsettled, wetter, and cooler than normal for late summertime,” said the Met Office.

Unsettled weather in the North West of England remains possible and “short-lived thundery spells” are expected in the southeast.

Earlier today the Met Office said people should expect “some heavy, and perhaps thundery, showers” with rainfall breaking out across England and Wales.

Forecasters had issued a thunderstorm warning for England and Wales today, with up to two inches of rain expected in places.

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