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'Spanish Plume' brings high temperatures and heavy rain to Midlands

High temperatures followed by heavy rain possible over the weekend Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Midlands could see temperatures of up to 25 or 26°C this weekend, as hot and humid air is expected to be pushed into Britain, creating a 'Spanish Plume'.

As the wind becomes southerly, there will be a brief surge of heat from the continent will affect central and eastern parts of England. However, heavy rain is likely to become widespread through the weekend.

Which areas will be affected?

Norwich could reach 28°C while Birmingham and Lincoln could see temperatures of 25 or 26°C.

What is a 'Spanish Plume'?

A 'Spanish Plume' is a nickname used to describe a weather situation in which a large southwards dip in the high altitude jet stream develops to the west of Europe encouraging a deep southerly wind flow.

This pushes hot and humid air from Iberia north and north-east into northern Europe, including the British Isles. Combined with heating from the summer sunshine, this can encourage thunderstorms to develop.

The strong winds from the jet stream help to organise the thunderstorms and can aid in their severity.

Man found lying injured in city centre dies in hospital

The man was found on St Nicholas Circle Credit: ITV Central

A man has died from his injuries after being found lying on the ground in central Leicester.

Police were called to St Nicholas Circle in the city centre by the ambulance service at around 7.45am this morning following a report of a man lying injured on the ground.

The man was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where he subsequently died.

Members of the public are asked to contact police on 101 if they were in the area and saw anything suspicious.


Photos: Bosworth Academy students get GCSE results

Students at Bosworth Academy in Leicester have been getting their GCSE results today.

Pupils pose with their results Credit: Bosworth Academy
Students with their results papers Credit: Bosworth Academy
Pupils celebrate their results Credit: Bosworth Academy
A student opens her results with her parents Credit: Bosworth Academy


West Ham to appeal Adrian red card against Leicester

Adrian was dismissed against Leicester on Saturday. Credit: PA

West Ham will appeal the red card given to goalkeeper Adrian in Saturday's defeat to Leicester, Press Association Sport understands.

The 28-year-old was sent off in stoppage time at Upton Park for a high boot into the chest of Jamie Vardy, having come up for a corner with the hosts chasing a late equaliser.

The Hammers went on to lose 2-1 and looked to be heading into their next three Barclays Premier League fixtures without their first-choice goalkeeper, but it is now understood that an appeal will be lodged to see any ban overturned.

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