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Summer heatwave is on the way back to Sussex say forecasters
The summer heatwave is to return, with temperatures set to tip 28C by the end of the week.
Traders are set for a bumper bank holiday weekend, with warm, dry spells forecast for the long weekend.
Met Office forecaster George Goodfellow said: “Sussex is set to enjoy probably the best of the country’s weather over the next few weeks.
“There are plenty of dry, sunny days on the way – it looks like a return of the heatwave.”
The early part of this week will see sunny spells across the county, with the mercury reaching between 21C and 24C.
This is likely to improve by Thursday and Friday, with temperatures at the start of next week tipping 28C and 29C.
Mr Goodfellow added that winds from the south east would “take the edge off” temperatures in coastal areas.
He said: “Saying that, the temperatures are still rather good for this time of the year.
“There will be some unsettled periods here and there but nothing too serious.
“It will be more of a small blip than anything else.”
The news comes as a huge relief for traders who rely on the weather for their summer business.
Many struggled last summer following the near complete washout and were banking on making up loses this time round.
Adam Chinery, who runs Brighton Watersports in King’s Road, said that the dry spell was “much-needed”.
The spokesman for Brighton Seafront Traders added: “We are stoked.
“Not only are we finally enjoying some good weather but we are getting it during the school holidays.
“We all struggled last year and this spell is much-needed. We no doubt have a long, cold winter ahead.
“The Met have got it wrong before but fingers crossed it will be OK.”
The forecast for the next month looks to be much the same, with dry spells set to continue.
Mr Goodfellowtold The Argus that looking too far ahead could be difficult but said that the region’s weather looked “settled”.
For all the latest on the weather visit theargus.co.uk.
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