Brits left confused as BBC Weather app forecasts cold snap in July

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30 Jun 2023, 08:57

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If you’ve been enjoying the warm temperatures recently, then you’ll have something of a rude shock if you check the BBC Weather app, as it is predicting some seriously chilly weather for the next few days.

Step out of your front door and you will likely experience warm and pleasant weather, but the BBC’s app is advising people to get their winter coats, hats and scarves out, as it is suggested the temperatures next week will be around 7C or 8C.

Don’t worry though, we’re not about to experience a cold snap. Rather, there is a technical glitch in the app which means it is showing users unusually low temperatures for their area at this time of year.

BBC Weather has apologised for the confusion and says that a problem at a third party supplier is to blame for the issue, and engineers are currently working to fix it. Whilst the weather forecast for today (30th June) and the weekend should now be showing correctly on the app, next week could well still incorrectly be showing cold temperatures.

The BBC’s meteorologist and presenter Simon King explained: "While the data for Friday and Saturday has now been fixed and up to date, beyond that the technical glitch is still showing temperatures of 7C or 8C.

"Don't worry, we're not going back to winter. Temperatures in fact will be around the average for the time of year - around 16C to 23C - north to south across the UK.”

So, put your winter woollies away and get your shorts back out of the cupboard! 

Twitter users were quick to share their confusion. One person wrote: “Please tell me the BBC Weather app is broken cos this seems unusually pessimistic for June / July”

Someone else added: “Someone has broken the BBC Weather app!! I mean there’s British summer and there’s British summer… 😂😂”