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UK and Europe weather forecast latest, August 28: Heavy rain to smash UK before another heatwave

16:19 | 27/08/2020

Heavy rain will battle much of Britain in the next couple of days before another heatwave. Meanwhile, fair in central and southern areas but more rain in the north is forecasted in Europe.

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UK's weather forecast

According to Express, temperatures towards the end of next week are expected to reach 25C as the remains of Storm Francis leave the UK. Thursday will start chilly across the country with especially cold weather in the Scottish Highlands.

As we head through the morning powerful rain showers should be expected over much of Britain.

Met Office meteorologist Clare Nasir said: “Rain will move in Thursday morning and we could see some heavy showery bursts through Northern Ireland towards northern England, southern Scotland and northern parts of Wales through the morning."

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 28 heavy rain to smash uk before another heatwave
Heavy rain will hit much of Britain on Thursday (Image: WXCHARTS)

“Then another batch of rain comes in across more southern areas into the afternoon so some high rainfall totals possible on the south coast on the latter part of the day.”

Central and northern parts of Scotland will remain largely dry though there could be a few showers. Temperatures across Britain are expected to vary between the low teens and high twenties.

The Shetland Islands could peak at 13C whilst London experiences a warmer 21C. Rain will continue across much of the UK overnight.

Ms Nasir said: “Through Thursday night that low pressure system sits over us churning cloud and rain so it will be a wet night across many areas. Then the wind starts to pick up from the north as well as the west as the low clears off the scene."

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 28 heavy rain to smash uk before another heatwave
Temperatures across the UK will be mild on Thursday (Image: GETTY)

“As we head through the latter part of Thursday into Friday it really is a wet start to the day across many areas. Not as cold though, temperatures generally speaking will be holding up.”

In total 13 flood alerts are in force for England meaning flooding is possible and residents should be prepared. These are concentrated around the north-west midlands, York, the Lake District and the area south of Preston.

Friday should see more heavy rain across southern parts of Scotland and northern parts of England, which will head south during the day.

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 28 heavy rain to smash uk before another heatwave
Heavy rain should be expected across the Bank Holiday weekend (Image: WXCHARTS)

Showers should also be expected across western and south-western parts of Britain some of which could turn heavy and thunders during the afternoon.

Northern Ireland will see the best of the sunshine though some showers should be expected. Scotland will also be relatively dry though it will be very windy which could produce some high waves along the eastern coast.

The wet weather will continue during the Bank Holiday weekend as Storm Francis lashes the UK. Netweather's latest hot weather maps show temperatures soaring in both northern and southern parts of the UK at the end of next week.

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 28 heavy rain to smash uk before another heatwave
Heavy rain will be hit over the next few days (Image: GETTY)

Thursday, September 3 will see highs of 25C in North Yorkshire and 23C in London. Meanwhile, Friday, September 4 will also see temperates in the south rise a few degrees to 25C.

This comes after strong winds and rain from Storm Francis brought lows of 15C across many regions this week.

Europe's weather forecast

According to Weather Online, a fine day across Spain and Portugal with lots of sunshine. More sunshine in Italy and staying dry here too. Greece and Turkey will enjoy more warm and sunny weather throughout the day.

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 28 heavy rain to smash uk before another heatwave
Temperatures will rise dramatically towards the end of next week (Image: Netweather)

Rain in northwest France but fair for the rest of the country with more sunshine. Showers and some cloud in the Low Countries as well as northern Germany. Rain, some of it heavy in northern Poland, but fair in southern Poland and the south of Germany. Hungary should be dry with sunny spells, but some showers in Austria and Switzerland.

Wind in Denmark with a mix of sunshine and showers. Further showers in the Baltic States and scattered showers for Finland. Sunny spells and col in central and northern Sweden, showers in the south. Further showers in southern Norway, sunshine and cool in the north.

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 28 heavy rain to smash uk before another heatwave
Photo: Stirimeteo.

On August 28

Some thundery showers affecting the beast of Spain today. Further showers over northern coasts. The rest of Spain and Portugal should be dry with good spells of sunshine. More sunshine to come in Corsica and Sardinia as well as through much of Italy, although heavy thunderstorms may affect northern Italy. Sunny and dry for Greece and Turkey.

Showers and rain in France, some of these heavy in central and northern areas. Further heavy showers or longer spells of rain affecting the Low Countries as well as northern Germany. Poland should be fair with some sunny spells. Heavy, thundery rain may extend through Austria, Hungary and into Switzerland.

uk and europe weather forecast latest august 28 heavy rain to smash uk before another heatwave
Photo: Stirimeteo.

Denmark is set to have showers and limited sunshine. Fair for the Baltic States with sunshine here. More sunshine to come in Finland and across central and northern Sweden. Southern Norway will have a few showers, but the north should be drier and brighter with sunny spells.

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uk and europe weather forecast latest august 28 heavy rain to smash uk before another heatwave
Photo: Stirimeteo.
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