UK weather warning: Bitter winds to blast Britain today as freezing Arctic chill sweeps in

UK weather warning: Bitter winds to blast Britain today as freezing Arctic chill sweeps in

This week will be a quick turnaround for the weather as it gets off to a chilly start, before ending on balmier temperatures as spring returns once more. Yesterday rain swept the nation, and that is expected to continue today with heavy winds for most of Tuesday and temperatures just about creeping into the teens.

The Met Office warned: “Some short term loss of power and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, is possible.

“It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and/or large waves.”

Net Weather forecaster Nick Finnis added “a cold arctic plunge” will spread down across Britain later this week.

He said: “Saturday will be warm and bright across England and Wales, but perhaps a risk of heavy showers developing in places.

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On Wednesday it should clear up to be a pleasant day with blue skies and dry settled weather.

As we head toward the weekend, Thursday will be around 21C and Friday will peak at 23C.

Greg Dewhurst from the Met Office has said that the week will heat up toward bank holiday, but there still is the chance of rain downpours.

He said: “Friday looks like a case of sunny spells and scattered showers but we could see highs of 22-23C.

“It will still be on the warm side but feeling a little more humid.

“It looks like on Thursday we will see showers pushing into western parts so in the east it will be dry with sunny spells but in the west, it will be a bit cloudier with the risk of some showers.

“The driest and sunniest day is probably Wednesday, although the temperatures will not be as high as Thursday.

“On Wednesday we are looking at highs of 19C, possibly 20C, and then on Thursday it will be around 22-23C and similarly on Friday.”

Published at Tue, 05 May 2020 04:19:00 +0000