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It's going to be a scorcher in Swansea - says Met Office

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: July 05, 2013

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It's going to be a scorcher in Swansea - says Met Office

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GET out the deckchairs, dig out the flip-flops and take the cover of the barbie - it’s going to a scorcher.

The temperature is set to soar in Swansea and surrounding area ver the next few days - according to the Met Office.

Its five-day forecast suggests a sunny Saturday, 19 C, but then things really hot up.

Sunday is forecast to be 25C, Monday 26C and Tuesday 25C, with wall-to-wall sunshine each day until about 4pm on Tuesday when a shower is predicted.

Forecasters are expecting the longest period of warm sunshine in July since 2006.

Temperatures could even rise to 33C later in the month with most parts of the UK continuing to enjoy dry and settled weather past July 17.

The Met Office long term forecast predicts high pressure will stay in place over the south for two weeks, making it “warm or very warm”.

The Weather Outlook’s Brian Gaze said: “A heat wave is incoming and the spell from the weekend could be a real corker, with temperatures in the low 30s in the Midlands and South, and with 33C possible from midweek.”

And Met Office forecaster Tony Gray said: “We’re expecting long sunny spells from Friday, with warm or very warm conditions turning hot locally in central and southern areas by midweek.

“We expect temperatures touching 30C next week, with good weather expected to last through the week.”

The last time the UK enjoyed such a prolonged period of fine weather was in July 2006, the hottest month on record since records began in 1914.

The hottest July day was on July 19, 2006, when temperatures reached 36.5C (97.7F) in Wisley, Surrey.

This heat wave comes after the coldest spring in almost 40 years - March was colder than the preceding winter months of December, January and February.

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