The heatwave is in full swing and the solar is shining – however you wouldn’t have recognized it in case you’d popped to the seaside within the North East at this time.
Cloudless skies greeted most this morning however a thick North Sea fog which rolled in in a single day reasonably put a dampener on issues.
Seashores on Tyneside and Teesside seemed extra like a dreary winter day regardless of the hovering temperatures.
Folks residing on the coast took to Twitter to complain about fog horns blaring all through the morning.
The Met Workplace has warned climate situations are going to turn into extra blended and fewer predictable within the coming days.
Whereas excessive temperatures and drought situations are anticipated to persist in southern England, the image could be very totally different up north.
Flood warnings are in place for some space with stormy downpours anticipated to interrupt out broadly.
A lower-level yellow warning for thunderstorms is in place from midday on Sunday till 6am on Monday for many of Scotland and Northern Eire.
The Met Workplace has issued an amber warmth warning protecting most of England and Wales, the place temperatures of as much as 34C are predicted for Saturday and Sunday.
The very best predicted daytime temperature of 34C is forecast within the south-east on Saturday, with 32C predicted in London and 27C in Edinburgh.
Temperatures across the 30C mark are anticipated additional north in England, whereas a lot of Scotland and Northern Eire can count on temperatures within the mid-twenties.
This comes after an official drought was declared in eight areas of England on Friday by the Nationwide Drought Group (NDG), which includes representatives from the Authorities, water firms, the Setting Company (EA) and others.
England’s drought might persist into the subsequent yr, in keeping with the EA.
John Curtin, government director for native operations on the EA, stated that after the driest summer time in 50 years, it could take ‘weeks’ price of rain’ to replenish water sources.
The announcement might result in extra measures akin to hosepipe bans, nonetheless, the EA has reassured the general public that important water provides are protected.
Eight of 14 areas designated by the EA have now moved to ‘drought’, the second stage, together with Devon and Cornwall, Solent and South Downs, Kent and South London, Herts and North London, East Anglia, Thames, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, and East Midlands.
Three water firms – Welsh Water, Southern Water, and South East Water – have all imposed hosepipe bans, whereas Yorkshire Water has introduced a ban will begin on August 26 and Thames Water is planning one within the coming weeks.