Heatwave will return to the UK in time for August Bank Holiday weekend

Britain will he hit by more than a MONTH’s worth of rain tomorrow in 3in deluge with 40mph winds before August bank holiday weekend heatwave

  • Storm Krosa currently spinning over the Pacific Ocean and will soon hit the jet stream over Japan and Russia
  • It will bring high pressure to Britain that could signal an abrupt end to recent thunderstorms and downpours
  • Means families across the UK is likely to enjoy beautiful warm weather during August Bank Holiday weekend
  • But weather experts also predict a washout this weekend, with up to 1.6in (40mm) of rain again in some areas

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A heatwave could arrive in the UK in time for the August Bank Holiday weekend and herald a return to scorching temperatures and sunny skies thanks to ripples from a tropical typhoon developing over Asia.

Storm Krosa is currently spinning over the Pacific Ocean and will soon hit the jet stream over Japan, eventually bringing high pressure to Britain that could bring an abrupt end to recent thunderstorms and downpours.

It means families across the country are likely to enjoy beautiful hot weather during the final Bank Holiday weekend of the year on August 26 after a month of washouts and floods for many areas.

The Met Office said high pressure would ‘increasingly dominate the weather across the British Isles’ towards the end of the month, with ‘longer spells of dry and sunny weather’ and temperatures above average for August.

Channel 4 weatherman Liam Dutton shared a graphic on Twitter showing the storm developing near east Asia, along with the caption: ‘A look at how a typhoon may bring summer weather back to the UK in around 10 days.’

HIgh waves hit a pier as Typhoon Krosa approaches Japan. Krosa has forced the cancellation of a string of events marking the end of World War II around Kyushu today

HIgh waves hit a pier as Typhoon Krosa approaches Japan. Krosa has forced the cancellation of a string of events marking the end of World War II around Kyushu today

Weather experts also predict a washout this weekend, with up to 1.6in (40mm) of rain again in some areas and more thunderstorms across the UK. The average rainfall for England in August is only 2.72in (69mm)

Weather experts also predict a washout this weekend, with up to 1.6in (40mm) of rain again in some areas and more thunderstorms across the UK. The average rainfall for England in August is only 2.72in (69mm)

However the recent wet weather is expected to continue in the short run, with forecasters predicting rain, high winds and coastal gales for Friday.

Weather experts also predict a washout this weekend, with up to 1.6in (40mm) of rain again in some areas and more thunderstorms across the UK. The average rainfall for England in August is only 2.72in (69mm).

However, by the middle of next week parts of the UK, particularly in the South of England and Wales, are expected to see a return to the warmer conditions experienced last month. 

Met Office meteorologist Emma Smith said: ‘There’s a chance the weather at the weekend could be quite disruptive, much like the one just gone.

‘On Friday we could see wet and windy weather with further outbreaks of rain and coastal gales into the weekend. There should be some sun and showers on Saturday, but with a risk of thunder across the country.

‘The warnings we have for Saturday are for 30 to 40mm of rain in the North and Wales. This unsettled weather is due to the jet stream in the Atlantic filtering low pressure towards us.

‘By Tuesday and Wednesday next week we should see things settle down and western England and Wales should see some better weather.

‘High pressure is due to build in the south by the end of the month and we should be heading back to more seasonable weather conditions particularly in the South East.

‘Wednesday morning, an area of low pressure will move in from the South West with high winds and outbreaks of rain across the country.

‘The heaviest rain will be in northern England. While the rain will clear away on Thursday it will be followed by thunder.’

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