It’s a very warm, sunny day on the Fylde coast today, and sizzling heat is forecast to sweep in from the Continent throughout this weekend, driven by the remains of Hurricane Franklin. Weather forecasters say that high pressure will dominate throughout this weekend and well into next week, bringing balmy conditions for Lytham St. Anne’s just days after the meteorological summer drew a close and local schools reopen after the holidays. Temperatures next week are forecast to nudge 30C as tropical air from Franklin sweeps across the Atlantic, jolting the jet stream and driving high pressure and warm sunshine.
And an ‘Indian Summer’ on the cards to bring high temperatures throughout the early part of September.
Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: ‘The best of the weather will start to build through this weekend and the start of next week with temperatures in parts hitting the high 20Cs or even a possible 30C.
High pressure is expected to build as the remains of Hurricane Franklin move to the north of the UK, shifting the jet stream and bringing warm air in from the Continent. I expect the very warm weather to last through the rest of next week with most of the country in for some very pleasant conditions.’