The UK is set to be bathed in glorious sunshine on Thursday as plumes of warm air surge in from across the continent. London and the South East are expected to see the best of the summer conditions with mercury set to peak in the mid-20s – with Britons enjoying the sunshine in their gardens and on their balconies.
An area of high pressure will move southwards as the day progresses but temperatures will remain in the high-teens across the north of England and north of the border.
Once the early morning fog and mist clears there will be blue skies across large parts of the UK with lingering cloud through central parts.
NetWeather.TV forecaster Jo Farrow said: “Another fine day on Thursday although there will be some early mist and fog.
“The high will be to the north of the UK and the winds will be noticeably lighter.
“Still a flow from the east and there will be some cloud over a central swathe of the UK, so not quite the clear blue skies we have had.
“However still a fine day with temperatures in the mid-teens to low 20C for southern England.”
“Temperatures on Thursday somewhere in southern England and west of London could hit 24C or even 25C.
“But in Glasgow 17C and Belfast 15C.”
WxCharts weather charts show warm weather continuing to push in from France which is set to stay into Friday.
Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: “There will be a bit of fog to start the day on Thursday, but that will clear up pretty quickly and there will be bright, warm sunshine across the whole UK.
“This will be the same for Friday, which could be hotter in some areas.
“This is because of a large area of high pressure that is hanging north of the UK.
“It also helps that there has been consecutive days of clear, hot days that have kept it going.”
Published at Wed, 22 Apr 2020 19:32:00 +0000