Scorching summer heat could make return to Northern Ireland
Temperatures could soar into the high 20s in Northern Ireland at the start of next week, forecasters have predicted.
Forecasts from the Met Office are predicting a mixed picture for the rest of this week before temperatures pick up across the country for the beginning of next week.
Southern parts of England could enjoy temperatures into the low 30s while even more northerly areas of the UK, including Northern Ireland could see figures reaching the high 20s on Monday and Tuesday.
Sadly the summer sun doesn’t look set to last with thundery conditions expected to sweep in by the middle of the week bringing a drop in temperature with them.
Deputy chief operational meteorologist Laura Paterson said: “An area of low pressure looks likely to drag air up from the south across the UK.
“Despite being a week ahead, temperatures of 30-32 Celsius look more likely than not across some southern parts of the UK on Monday and Tuesday and there is a chance that even northern parts of the UK could see temperatures into the high 20s.
“Next week’s hotter weather does not look likely to last for long though with a thundery breakdown and eventual transition to cooler conditions expected by around the middle of the week.”
For those looking to make the most of the hot weather by heading to the beach, the RNLI has said: “Our key advice for people planning a trip to the beach, especially those planning to go in the water, is to choose a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags, where the lifeguards can see you. We want people to have fun at the beach, but to make sure they stay safe while they’re enjoying themselves.”