Hot weather to continue despite end of England’s extreme heat warning


weltering temperatures will only fall slightly despite England’s unprecedented extreme heat warning coming to an end.

Sun worshippers do not need to fret that they have basked in their final rays as the mercury will still be climbing towards 30C as the heatwave continues.

England reached its hottest temperature of the year on Tuesday when 32.2C was recorded at Heathrow Airport in west London, and on Thursday a sizzling 31.1C high was recorded in Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire.

People by the beach at Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire (Owen Humphreys/PA) / PA Wire

Despite the amber heat warning expiring in England just before midnight on Thursday, temperatures are expected to hit balmy highs of 27C or 28C in Ross-on-Wye on Friday.

Wales basked in its highest temperature of the year so far on Thursday with 31.2C in Gogerddan – and it will remain hot on Friday with the mercury climbing to as high as 29C.

Scotland also recorded its highest temperature of the year so far with 29.3C in Threave.

Meanwhile, the scorching 31.4C experienced in Armagh at 3.20pm on Thursday is Northern Ireland’s highest temperature on record – with the chance of the figure being broken yet again on Friday.

Speaking about the extreme heat warning that was in place in England, Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: “It’s an amber warning so it’s quite an extreme one, and it’s for extreme heat.

“So whilst temperatures aren’t plummeting tomorrow, they are still going to be on the high side, it’s less likely to cause significant impacts like we’ve seen over the past couple of days.”

The heat warning remains in place in Northern Ireland and speaking on Thursday night, Mr Burkill said: “Temperatures there could be even higher than today.

“So for a few days we’ve had their highest ever temperature. It was beaten yesterday, it was beaten again today, and it could well be beaten again tomorrow.

“So I think it could be four days within a week where they’ve recorded their highest ever temperature.”

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