Essex set for 30C heatwave as temperatures set to soar across UK

-Credit: (Image: Andrew Teebay)
-Credit: (Image: Andrew Teebay)

Essex is set to be blasted with a 30C heatwave with temperatures forecasted to soar. As per the UK's latest weather maps, parts of England are poised for the year's first heatwave.

Various areas, including Essex, among Norfolk, Suffolk, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Kent are set for warmer temperatures on June 16. The East of England - which encompasses Essex - South of England, Northumberland and Midlands are the areas likely to soak in the scorching hot temperatures.

As indicated by one of the maps, Britain's northern regions will see gustier conditions than the south at 6pm on June 13, while another highlights an above-average temperature rise, peaking a degree higher than typical for this time of year. A WX Charts map, which utilises data from Met Desk, reports a projected maximum temperature of 26C in London by 3pm on June 15 when the heat begins to rise.

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James Madden from Exacta Weather remarked on June 4 that we could expect "warm to hot" weather bouncing back into Britain "from this weekend and much of next week", due to the comeback of high pressure. He added: "The more favourable and likely scenario is now for a very warm period to develop during this period, and this is now likely to bring top temperatures in the mid-20Cs (lower range) and the high-20Cs (higher range) quite widely."

Madden has hinted at "something even hotter to develop in and around mid-June". He believes that "we could see temperatures surpassing the 30C mark or potentially higher" if a heatwave hits, possibly due to an "African plume" or the influence of the "Azores High" - a consistent high-pressure area usually situated over the Atlantic, reports Birmingham Live.

BBC Weather's extended forecast also indicates that a surge in temperatures might be expected next week, with the Azores High bringing in high pressure. The peak temperature for this year so far was 25C, noted in Sussex during early May.

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