After a somewhat muggy and soggy start to August, a warm tropical air mass from the Mediterranean is expected to bring a heatwave to the UK.

The scorching temperatures are predicted to debut later on in the month after days of thunderstorms and rain swept Brits at the beginning of the month.

The British summer has had a temperamental time switching between heavy storms and downpours and sizzling hot days.

However, the warm weather isn't giving up just yet as the tropical air is forecast to bring a high-pressure system towards the country.

A high-pressure weather front from the Mediterranean Sea will push storms northward and drier weather should "spread from the south", along with a tropical air mass.

This type of air mass, according to the Met Office, originates over North Africa and the Saraha – hence the reports of an African plume heading to our shores.

It's most common during the summer months, such as June, July, and August, but it can take place any time of the year.

The weather agency explains the UK's highest temperatures tend to occur under. the influence of tropical continental air – where mercury sizzles over 30C during the day and muggy 15C to 20C nights.

The latest Met Office long-range forecast suggests sunny spells and showers will appear next week, with more downpours featuring in the north and west.

A thick cloud is likely to appear with strong winds in the northwestern areas of the UK before the unsettled conditions move down towards the southeast.

But the following weeks, between August 19 and the first days of September, changeable conditions, temperatures above average could develop.

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The Met Office reports: "Temperatures are likely to be above average, with the potential for hotter weather later in the month with rainfall most likely below average."

It's expected a potential heatwave will sweep Brits during this time, offering some summer sun before September appears.

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