BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood rules out UK heatwave as high pressure brings summer sunshine

BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood forecasts high pressure

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BBC Breakfast weather woman Carol Kirkwood has predicted high pressure to return once again, bring calmer conditions to Britain’s shores. However, Ms Kirkwood warned that despite a return to average temperatures for this time of year there will be no heatwave for the UK in the coming week. Britons can expect warmer weather as well as largely clear skies but in parts, heavy cloud cover will mean drizzle for some.

Ms Kirkwood told BBC Breakfast: “I am glad to say that this week high pressure if finally once again building in and things are going to be much more settled.

“It is going to be largely dry, there will be some drizzle in the forecast from some low cloud that will be around.

“But there will be some warm sunshine, and I use that loosely.

“Because there is no heatwave on the cards, temperatures will be closer or just a little bit above where they should be in this stage on August.”

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The meteorologist continued: “So here is our high pressure, the area around high pressure comes in a clockwise direction.

“So we are pulling in quite a keen northeasterly breeze today.

“So this is where we are tapping the air in from, from the north not from the south where of course the temperatures are much higher.

“So as we go through this morning there is a lot of cloud this morning, some low cloud, some mist, some fog as well.

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“Some of that will lift particularly inland where it will cling to some of the coastlines in the north and the west.”

“And in Shetland, it will certainly be thick enough for some drizzle, quite a grey day for you,” she added.

“But elsewhere we will see sunnier spells develop and in the sunshine well temperatures will respond accordingly.

“These are the average wind speeds so as you can see it is just rather breezy rather than windy.

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“But more a noticeable breeze coming in across the southeast, especially so through Kent.

“Now temperatures today between 15 to about 22 degrees, the average at this time of year, very roughly north to south is 19 to 22.

“Through this evening and overnight high pressure very much with us, you can see some low cloud rolling in from the North Sea across northern England into the Midlands and also towards Wales.

“But we will also see some low cloud across parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, closer to the coast that is likely to linger.”

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