Temperatures could soar thanks to '˜Spanish Plume'

Temperatures are set to soar by the middle of July thanks to a rare weather phenomenon.

Friday, 8th July 2016, 2:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:16 pm

Forecasters have predicted temperatures could hit 30 celcius by the middle of the month - with the heatwave potentially lasting until August.

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Although forecasters can never be certain - their prediction is based on the arrival of a phenomenon known as a ‘Spanish Plume’.

It occurs when hot air moves to northwest Europe from Spain or the Sahara and can cause temperatures to soar.

As well as a dry heatwave, the warm air also has the potential to cause severe thunderstorms.