Somerset town-by-town weather forecast as heatwave gets hotter
Somerset is about to get even hotter ahead of what could be the hottest day of the year. Temperatures across southern Englad are set to rise ahead of the weekend, which could see the mercury hit 33C, beating the current hottest day of the year in June.
While the sunshine earlier this week appears to have left, the air is still expected to feel warm and humid as temperatures soar to 30C in the county. Large parts of the UK have already reached the threshold for a heatwave, the Met Office has said, and an amber heat health warning is in place until 9pm on Sunday, September 9.
Thunderstorms are expected in the West Country over the coming weekend, but the forecaster predicts the heat will continue to rise until its peak on Saturday, where parts of the South East could reach 33C. Somerset is also set to sizzle until Sunday (September 10) when the weather is currently forecast to break.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: “High pressure is situated to the southeast of the UK, which is bringing more settled conditions and temperatures well above average for the time of year. While the highest temperatures are expected in the south, heatwave conditions are likely across much of England and Wales especially, with parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland also likely to see some unseasonably high temperatures.
“An active tropical cyclone season in the North Atlantic has helped to amplify the pattern across the North Atlantic, pushing the jet stream well to the north of the UK, allowing some very warm air to be drawn north. It’s a marked contrast to the much of meteorological summer, when the UK was on the northern side of the jet stream with cooler air and more unsettled weather.”
Town by town weather forcast during predicted hottest weekend of the year
Wellington(Image: Met Office)
Yeovil(Image: Met Office)
Taunton(Image: Met Office)
Wells(Image: Met Office)
Weston-super-Mare(Image: Met Office)
Minehead(Image: Met Office)
Bridgwater(Image: Met Office)
Frome(Image: Met Office)
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