UK is set to bask in a heatwave – but it’s not great news for the North East.
A heatwave is set to scorch parts of the UK over the next fortnight – but it will miss the North East.
After the winds of Storm Hector battered parts of the country, forecasters are predicting a spike in temperatures, with southerners enjoying most of the sun.
Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson told the Mirror: “Early signs are promising for later in June and July, with mainly dry and settled weather, particularly in the South, with likely very warm or hot conditions.
“The North will have bright days and plenty of drier and warmer interludes, although will be more changeable and with some cloud and rain.”
This week, the temperatures in the North East are only forecast to hit highs of 17°C – compared with 24 °C in London.
However, the mercury is set to be highest on Wednesday, the day most at risk of rainy showers.
As football fans prepare to watch England’s first World Cup match against Tunisia, the sun is set to make an appearance in the region to coincide with the 7pm kick off.
The burst of sunshine will be short lived, however, with cloud forecast for most of the rest of the week, with a high chance of showers on Wednesday.
This month’s UK average temperature of 14.7°C, 1.7°C above normal, from June 1-14 is the warmest June since 1976’s 15°C over the whole of June, Met Office figures show.