Weather Watch: Staying warm but no continental heatwave

After the hot spell in early July, the weather has more recently been very changeable across our region.

Wednesday, 22nd July 2015, 9:55 am
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Last week, it remained warm but with leaden skies and pockets of drizzle, with low cloud giving foggy conditions on the tops of the Chilterns.

The main reason for these gloomy but warm conditions last week was the positioning of the UK between warm tropical air from the south and cooler, drier air from the north.

There was a very large temperature contrast last week, with our region remaining in the warmer sector while the north experienced much cooler weather.

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As the air of different temperatures met, fronts delivered rain to many parts of the country, including Aylesbury.

Meanwhile, regions of mainland Europe including France and Spain experienced temperatures of up to 40C last week as a result of the warm tropical air.

Unfortunately, if you’re a fan of hot weather, it is unlikely that the UK will return into this warm continental air through the rest of this week with air from the Atlantic more likely to win.

That said, the weather’s still looking pretty good for the remainder of this week.

One or two scattered showers will be possible on Thursday and Friday but also some sunshine, with temperatures of around 20 degrees feeling pleasant in light winds.

High pressure through this weekend should kill off most of the showers to leave sunshine, with temperatures of 20 to 21C.