Heatwave plume to ambush Britain later this month with ‘prolonged dry spells’

A heatwave plume is set to ambush Britain later this month with "prolonged dry spells".

New weather maps show that a plume of warm air is set to sweep through the west of the British isles, as it pushes in from the Atlantic.

WXCHARTS maps show humid air potentially coming in on July 26, after an unsettled month of wind, rain, thunderstorms and sporadic heat.

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According to the Met Office, "prolonged dry spells" are predicted, as during the period from July 24 until August 7, "less frequent showers" are expected.

July 25 will see temperatures of up to 23C in London, with the mercury potentially rising further in the following days.

Before the expected heatwave hits towards the end of July, weather experts have also predicted breezier and cooler periods in the middle of month with cool air coming in from the North Atlantic.

The Met Office however warns that the hot weather is not set to last past that period, with the possibility of thunderstorms hitting in the beginning of August.

The forecaster said: "The risk of thunderstorms and heavy showers is likely to remain a possibility throughout.

“Following a relatively cool spell through the middle of July, temperatures are likely to return to average values for the time of the year, with a chance they may increase to slightly above average as the period progresses.”

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