spanish plume

A 900-mile-wide jet of warm air is on the way to the UK, but that doesn’t mean there’s going to be an epic heatwave. The coming bank holiday has a chance of high temperatures but most likely it’ll be colder than Easter.
While British summers may still be described as three fine days and a thunderstorm, it's more important than ever that we understand the mechanisms that cause the UK's hottest weather to be followed by its most violent thunderstorms.
But it doesn't mean your plans must go up in smoke...