UK heatwave to pass Jersey by…and fog could be on the way

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JERSEY looks set to miss out on a heatwave that is expected to hit the UK this weekend – but at least the nagging north-easterly wind is likely to drop.

A heat-health alert has been issued for parts of England as temperatures are predicted to hit 30°C – potentially making it hotter than Ibiza and Madrid.

But in Jersey highs are only expected to reach 20°C or 21°C – and fog could be so dense it could cause disruption at the Airport.

There could also be some heavy thundery showers.

Jersey Met senior forecaster Bryan de Gruchy said: ‘Certainly we’re not going to see those hot temperatures that they’ll be experiencing in parts of the UK, but it is going to be warmer than we’ve had.’

He added: ‘It’s going to be less windy and feel quite humid and muggy.

‘Potentially there could be quite a lot of fog around, most likely on Saturday and Sunday morning.

‘It’s entirely possible that we will see some disruption to flights at times over the weekend, but you wouldn’t expect to see any issues in terms of ferries.’

The reason Islanders might not be seeing those Spanish temperatures is due to the remnants of Storm Oscar, which is now an ‘old storm’ that has travelled from Madeira and the Canary Islands.

Mr De Gruchy said: ‘That low-pressure system is bringing up lots of warm moist air from the south and that’s what will bring those muggy, humid temperatures.’

While there may be some mist and fog still around on Monday morning, Mr De Gruchy said we will return to ‘another settled period of weather next week’.

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