UK weather forecast: Heatwave strikes Britons prepare for scorching temperatures

UK weather forecast: Heatwave strikes Britons prepare for scorching temperatures

After a week of rain and cold temperatures during lockdown, the The Met Office has predicted most of the country will see the sun return well into next week. Britain is set to see highs of 17C today as temperatures rise once again. As the UK spends its sixth weekend in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, temperatures are expected to soar as the Met Office predicts a dry and warm start to the week.

According to The Met Office, the change will result in “dry, fine and settled weather” this weekend and particularly next week.

Charts show the weather warming up throughout the week and peaking by Thursday, with a fine climate continuing through to next weekend.

Saturday was warm with a high of 19C felt by most of the country.

Further dry, fine and settled weather is expected today, with potential for very light winds.

However, most places will enjoy “dry and decent weather”.

The sun will continue through to Wednesday with the majority of the UK set to be dry and sunny mid-week.

However, there is set to be heavy showers in the South West on Tuesday.

There could be a wet beginning to the week for the South West as the Met Office warned: of cloudier spells “with some rain in the Midlands and northeast of England on Monday, and heavy, thundery rain for the southwest on Tuesday”.

Netweather also prediceted dry sunny weather excluding these areas.

Netweather predicts: “Showers for northern and eastern areas this weekend, drier elsewhere.

“Apart from a wet blip on Tuesday in the south, much of next week dry and sunny as high pressure regains control.”

The high pressure will continue to take over for most of next week as it spreads across Europe.

This means the warm sunny weather is here to stay for at least a few more days.

The Met Office warned while the weather change will tempt many across the country to spend their weekend outdoors.

However, the UK must continue to adhere to the coronavirus lockdown.

Simon Partridge encouraged people to enjoy the sunshine from their backyards, balconies and via daily hour-long walks – though he did add that UV levels will be reasonably high over the weekend, so people must cover up accordingly.

Published at Sun, 03 May 2020 02:07:00 +0000