The end of this week is set to swing into another full-fledged heatwave, with a four-day amber warning for extreme temperatures from the UK Health Security Agency.
The warning for Thursday, August 11 to Sunday, August 14 comes as London is sent to have highs of 32 degrees, with following Monday seeing a small drop in temperature to a predicted 28 degrees.
The Met Office says to expect “high pressure to continue to bring dry settled weather through the end of the week, with increasingly warm temperatures.”
The first potential predictions of rain come Monday August 15 at around 4pm, with the Met Office predicting just a 40 per cent chance of precipitation.
However, anticipating the weather a week in advance can lead to uncertain results.
Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Dan Rudman said: “With high pressure dominant this week, any showers this week will be contained to the far northwest, and even here they will be short-lived in nature.
“Further south, which has seen little rain for some time now, it will continue dry through this week providing no relief for parched land, especially in the southeast.
“Some change to more unsettled conditions is then signalled but, as is often the case during the summer, details a week or more in advance of showers and rain are highly uncertain.”
The Met Office has announced that England has seen its driest July since 1935, with parts having the least rainfall on record.
With this latest heatwave coming after months of low rain, the countryside and urban parks and gardens has been left tinder-dry.
Londoners are being urged not to light fires or have barbecues by London Fire Brigade.
London Fire Brigade is also currently running a campaign to stop the sale of disposable BBQs in environmentally vulnerable areas.
The petition currently has more than 20,182 signatures.
A statement on London Fire Brigade’s website reads: “Disposable barbecues pose a significant fire risk if they are not put out properly, causing grass fires in open spaces and scorching the grassed areas.
“The dry spell has left grassland like a tinderbox and increases the chances of a fire caused by a disposable barbecue.”
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