York set for the hottest day of the year on Friday

30 Jul 2020 @ 7.53 am
| Weather

Get ready to swelter – according to the forecasts, York could hit 31°C tomorrow (Friday, 31 July).

The forecast is for one-day of steamy sunshine, before temperatures drop back for the weekend. According to the BBC forecast we might see 31°C by late afternoon, with the Met Office going for a top temp of 30°C.

It follows an unseasonably cool July, according to the Met Office.

The UK average temperature for this July is currently on course to be just 14.1C – one degree less than the 1981-2010 long-term average of 15.2C, it said.

The UK has already surpassed 100% of the average monthly rainfall and only experienced two thirds (66%) of the expected sunshine for an average July – a total of 113.4 hours, Met Office figures show.

So far this month, the highest maximum temperature recorded was 28.5C on July 17 at Heathrow Airport.

But the good weather is expected to be short-lived and will not bring up the UK’s average monthly temperature for July.

A Met Office spokesman said: “We’ve not seen a temperature anywhere above 30 so far or even with a three in it – that is quite unusual for July.”

The highs for York on Saturday and Sunday are 22°C and 19°C respectively, but with some sunshine.