Temperatures hotter than Malaga and Athens in Somerset this week. There’s a chance a heat wave could bring temperatures to Bath and Somerset hotter than holiday destinations.
You may have heard the rumours – Britain is expecting a heat wave.
Many of us will be sceptical about what the forecasters are saying, especially after 2018 seemed to skip Spring, bringing us snow and then drizzle instead.
But Met Office meteorologist, Alex Burkill, reckons it’s actually going to happen.
Hottest day of the week
Thursday (April 19) is set to be the warmest day, according to Mr Burkill of the Met Office, with temperatures possibly beating those at some of our favourite sunny European destinations like Malaga in Spain and Athens in Greece.
Mr Burkhill said: “Apart from a bit of showery rain across parts of Scotland perhaps, Thursday is looking like a dry and sunny day with temperatures quite widely getting above 20C (68F).”
With average maximum temperatures for April across the UK around 11.5C (52.7F) and around 13C (55.4F) for southern England, Mr Burkill said it will be a “good 10C above average”.
At the moment the following temperatures are predicted on Thursday in key parts of our region:
Bath – 20C
Taunton – 17C
Weston-Super-Mare – 14C
Bridgwater – 17C
Yeovil – 20C
Pretty much everywhere across Somerset is set for sun, regardless of how high the temperatures are predicted to soar.
But will the sun and heat last?
Hotter Spring temparaures:
Temperatures to soar in Yeovil, Taunton, Bath and Glastonbury as county set for warm spell
Mr Burkill revealed the warm and sunny weather looks set to continue into the weekend, but that it may be a little cooler, and said there could be some rain pushing in from the west by Sunday (April 22).