Changeable Yorkshire weather is set to be swept away by a scorching heatwave by the end of next week.
Forecasters are predicting sizzling conditions with high UV counts as parts of the county bake in 27C (80.6F) conditions by Friday.
Currently parts of Yorkshire are experiencing mixed fortunes with “unusually wet and windy weather”, according to the Met Office, as average temperatures persist at around 17C. But by next Friday it could be up to 27 °C in some regions.
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The Met Office says temperatures will start to climb on Tuesday, with highs of 20C, followed by 23C on Wednesday and Thursday before peaking at 27C on Friday, and returning to 21C on Saturday.
That’s the forecast for Sheffield, which weather experts say will be the sunniest part of Yorkshire, which makes sense as it’s the southernmost city in God’s Country.
Huddersfield will be just a hair’s breadth behind with highs of 25C on Friday – but blazing sunshine and no cloud cover could make it warmer than South Yorkshire.
In Leeds, temperatures will reach 26C but there will be some cloudiness, with the same conditions for Bradford.
York will also be 26°C but will also have less cloud cover so it could be even warmer – it might be wise to pack your sunscreen as well as your sunglasses!
The Met Office forecast for the week ahead reads: “Largely dry, with long sunny spells and variable cloudiness. More cloudy on Thursday with the sun becoming hazy. Temperatures getting hot, possibly very hot, although cooler near the coast with a windy land breeze.”
Unfortunately, it looks like a temporary heatwave as forecasters predict the weather will drop again over the weekend.
A Met Office forecast said: “Higher pressure and a north westerly wind flow are expected to persist throughout June and early July. This will continue to bring generally choppy and rainy weather for the most part, with possible stormy outbreaks in the south. Temperatures are more likely to be near or slightly below average, but with some heat waves still possible.”
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