Birmingham poised for thunderstorms as city warmer than Mexico
Birmingham woke up to very hot temperatures this morning (July 18), but now the Met Office says thunderstorms are on the horizon.
The two-day heatwave saw warnings issued about the need to wear sunscreen and calls not to leave dogs in hot cars.
Now forecasters are forecasting thunder and downpours – and they could arrive as early as this afternoon.
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But temperatures will continue to soar, with highs of 30 ° C expected later in the day, making it warmer than Mexico, which is expected to peak at 23 ° C.
Thunderstorms are expected to start around 3pm today, but you don’t need to put your barbecue away just yet as thunderstorms are only expected to last a few hours.
In fact, meteorologists suggest the weather will revert to a scorching sun from 5 p.m. and stay dry for the rest of the evening.
It follows two days of sweltering heat with Birmingham and the Black Country, yesterday with a record high 32C in parts of the UK making it the hottest day of the year so far today ‘hui.
Here is the hour by hour forecast for the rest of the day:
11am – 25C
Noon – 26C
1 p.m. – 28C
2 p.m. – 29C
3 p.m. – 29C
4 p.m. – 30C
5 p.m. – 29C
6 p.m. – 29C
7 p.m. – 28C
8 p.m. – 27C
9 p.m. – 26C
22h – 25C
23h – 24C