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Britain to bask in one of the warmest summers since 2010

By Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather staff writer
May 20, 2018, 9:31:04 AM EDT

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After a wobbly start to warm weather this spring, the summer season is predicted to be one of the warmest in the past eight years for Britain.

Wales, the Midlands and southern England will top the charts with temperatures persisting in the mid- to upper 20s to around 30 C at times.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said: “I do expect London and other parts of southern England to see one to three days where the maximum temperature will be around or above 32 C (90 F).”

Father north, in southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England, temperatures in the high teens and lower 20s C will prevail.

Scotland will reach into the mid- to upper teens.

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On a positive note for festival goers, sun worshippers and those weary of spring showers, the summer is forecast to be a dry one for Britain.

Roys said: “Even in the areas we’ve highlighted as the most likely to see rainfall throughout the season, precipitation will still fall below summer normals.”

Much of this precipitation will come in the form of brief rainy periods or brief scattered showers.

Roys added: “Spotty thundery showers and thunderstorms will develop sporadically across Wales, the Midlands and southern England this summer, mainly from July into August.”

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As persistent heat accompanies the dryness, meteorologists are concerned for building drought conditions as the summer progresses.

Roys said: “The prolonged cold that finally broke once we moved into April already impacted the growing season across the United Kingdom. These drought-like conditions are likely to further impact agriculture.”

This could cause a spike in the cost of produce as other European countries experience similar conditions.

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