UK weather: The exact date a heatwave is expected to return with ‘temperatures reaching 40C’
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The sun is set to shine once again with a heatwave on the way as Brits could soon bask in temperatures up to 40C on July 12. This comes as a recent dip in weather has seen many parts of the UK experience a brief period of unsettled weather.
Last year was a record breaker weather-wise in the UK. A new record-high temperature of 40.3°C was set at Coningsby, Lincolnshire on July 19 with a further seven areas in the UK recording temperatures exceeding 40°C.
An overnight record was also set in 2022, when Kenley Airfield in Greater London, recorded a new highest minimum temperature of 25.8°C. Temperatures may reach the levels we saw last year.
According to the Met Office: “A heatwave is an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year, which may be accompanied by high humidity.”
A heatwave is achieved when a location “records a period of at least three consecutive days with daily maximum temperatures meeting or exceeding the heatwave temperature threshold”. However, the threshold varies by county in the UK.