Published on : Monday, September 13, 2021
Britain will be hotter than the Algarve as ex-Hurricane Larry sucks in a 25 degree Celsius scorcher. The welcome warmth will cheer millions after the drab August school hols.
Britain will be hotter than Portugal later this week as Hurricane Larry catapults a 600-mile wide 25C ‘subtropical sizzle’ to the UK shores – bringing a second autumn heat wave.
Before then, though, Monday is forecast to have further spells of rain moving slowly north-eastwards, says the Met Office.
Although it will remain dry across northern Scotland and much of eastern England, temperatures will be close to average.
The mercury is forecast to reach 16-18C in the cloudy and damp west, 18-20C across sunnier parts of Scotland and much of eastern England on Monday adds.
But Brits are in for balmier weather, with the Met Office forecasting 24C for Tuesday. That’s ahead of showers – but decent sunny spells – predicted for Wednesday.
And Thursday is expected to nudge 25C, or six degrees above average, according to forecast models. Even the north is due 23C.
That means that Britain will be hotter than Faro’s 23C, on Portugal’s Algarve.
While Friday should see a spell of rain, it will stay warm, with the Met Office forecast suggesting continued heat and dry conditions for many at the weekend and into next week.
After last week’s glorious 30C, this week’s fresh heat will arrive from the subtropics, sucked north by powerful Larry, which is now nearing Iceland.