Derbyshire weather: Met Office issues update with new dates for Chesterfield heatwave
The Met Office has issued an update on when a possible heatwave will start in Derbyshire in its long-range forecast.
Earlier this month the forecaster said the middle of August could bring ‘above average’ temperatures in northern areas, along with drier weather and sunny spells.
Experts said there were signals of a ‘drier and warmer than average period from the middle of August’, with ‘possibly even very warm conditions at times’.
However, in its latest long-range forecast, the Met Office has said it is now more likely that the better weather will come at the end of the month, continuing into September.
For the period from August 23 to September 6, the forecaster says: “Somewhat unsettled and changeable conditions are most likely to remain in place at the start of the period, with these looking to give way to more settled, drier conditions by the end.
"Temperatures are likely to be above average, with the potential for hotter weather later in the month.”