Essex set for a scorcher... but thunderstorms on the way warns Essex Weather Centre

Essex County Standard: Essex set for a scorcher! Essex set for a scorcher!

TEMPERATURES are set to soar to 30 degrees as Essex gears up for a scorching week.

However, forecasters at the Essex Weather Centre, are also predicting a return to the stormy weather as temperatures continue to rise.

At the weekend the Basildon area was hit with intensive electrical storms and the area could face it again as more hot and humid weather moves in.

Tom Defty, of the Essex Weather Centre, said: “It looks set to be the hottest week of the year with a repeat performance of storms as the heat and humidity build at the end of the week.

“River levels are quite low but there is a risk of surface flooding and frequent lightning.

“Pollen levels will be high so hayfever will be off the charts and temperatures will be around 20 degrees at night so there will be some sleepless nights.

“The next month or so look good though, with more warm weather forecast which is good news for businesses after four years of wet summers.”

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8:06pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

Cue the Warmist Wailers.....

Bring it on I say. Love it!
Cue the Warmist Wailers..... Bring it on I say. Love it! Kim Gandy
  • Score: -4

8:14pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Howard Cháse says...

Shock. Horror! Warm weather in summer.....



Lovely. Let's hope it lasts a few months.
Shock. Horror! Warm weather in summer..... Lovely. Let's hope it lasts a few months. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 15

9:16pm Mon 14 Jul 14

jagxman says...

Hosepipe ban soon!
Hosepipe ban soon! jagxman
  • Score: 15

9:48pm Mon 14 Jul 14

rob-wos says...

Watch out folks! Snow next week, lol!
Watch out folks! Snow next week, lol! rob-wos
  • Score: 8

11:11pm Mon 14 Jul 14

white_van_ man says...

It's ok if you can enjoy the weather but if your stuck in work it's no fun!
It's ok if you can enjoy the weather but if your stuck in work it's no fun! white_van_ man
  • Score: 19

7:21pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Nelly99 says...

Wow...who'd have thought. My prediction would be some hot weather in July and August, some wind and rain in October and snow in January but what do I know? I rely on those cones on my window ledge and they aren't giving anything away.
Wow...who'd have thought. My prediction would be some hot weather in July and August, some wind and rain in October and snow in January but what do I know? I rely on those cones on my window ledge and they aren't giving anything away. Nelly99
  • Score: -2

7:59pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Ronnie61 says...

36 C in Tilbury today....Have picture to prove it
36 C in Tilbury today....Have picture to prove it Ronnie61
  • Score: 0

10:49am Wed 16 Jul 14

Navajo wife says...

Bless your hearts. It's too warm to sleep tonite..it's 2-45am . We're in the triple digits, like 103degrees and.up.Yes, old way. .We also have a very serious drought so water will be rationed soon..my poor flowers.But the firefighters need prayers fighting the grass fires.latest 7400--acres burned along with four homes. But, I really do hope you enjoy it while you can, before that summer.rain.comes.Be careful and use lots of sunscreen...
Bless your hearts. It's too warm to sleep tonite..it's 2-45am . We're in the triple digits, like 103degrees and.up.Yes, old way. .We also have a very serious drought so water will be rationed soon..my poor flowers.But the firefighters need prayers fighting the grass fires.latest 7400--acres burned along with four homes. But, I really do hope you enjoy it while you can, before that summer.rain.comes.Be careful and use lots of sunscreen... Navajo wife
  • Score: 1
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