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UK weather forecast: 20C scorchers today as the country braces for a long drought

Brits are set for a 20C heatwave today, making it the hottest day of the year, with a high pressure system bringing blue skies and sunshine across the country

Temperatures could reach 20C today
Temperatures could reach 20C today

Brits can look forward to an “extended dry spell with plenty of sunshine”, with temperatures reaching 20C on Saturday, making it the hottest day of the year.

People will hit the beaches with sunshine “across the country” and temperatures will soar to hit 20C on Friday, the warmest day yet.

BBC weather forecaster Chris Fawkes said: “Our stable weather is due to this large anticyclone.

“We have a weather front approaching on Sunday and Monday, very weak affair, could bring an odd shower but the emphasis still remains on a prolonged dry spell with plenty of sunshine in the forecast. It will be mild for the time of year.”

BBC weather colleague Helen Willetts said there could be some frost early on Saturday morning but after that it will be “really quite warm to the touch”.







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“With 17.5C in West Sussex it was the warmest day of the year so far (on Friday), no surprise as the March sun is getting stronger and there was hardly any [any] Cloud to block that sunshine throughout Friday and there will be a similar story for the day ahead,” Ms Willets said.

“But a cool start on Saturday and some wafts of fog. As such, frost is likely not as widespread in the northern and eastern areas as it was on Friday morning and there will still be some pockets.”

On Saturday there will be a light breeze, mainly on the east side of the country, but it will be a day to be outside and enjoy the sun.







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Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin “A great day on Saturday if you like sunny skies, there’s plenty of blue skies across the country thanks to high pressure.”

He said the hottest temperatures will be in Scotland, where it could reach 20C.

“Temperatures will be well above average inland with sunshine… 16C, 17C maybe in Cardiff and Glasgow,” Mr Deakin said.







It is likely that a “prolonged” period of warm weather is imminent
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“However, this breeze will be felt more on the east coast, even here temperatures are above average but feel a little fresher at 11C or 12C compared to Friday’s readings.

“The highest temperature will likely be in the Highlands of Scotland where we could easily get to 19C or possibly 20C for the first time this year.”

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Nice, dry and mostly sunny today, but also windy.

Today:

Fine, dry and bright with lots of sunshine. However windy, especially in the south and west. Pleasantly warm in the sun and sheltered from the wind in many areas, but perhaps quite cool in some coastal areas of the North Sea.

This evening:

Tonight will be cool and then dry but fairly windy with mostly clear skies overnight. Colder than last night with touches of frost in some rural and high altitude areas.

Sunday:

Most parts dry with good sunrays. Partly cloudier over East Anglia and the far south east of England where some showers are possible. Airy and colder than today.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Early showers are possible in the east on Monday. Otherwise mostly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine for most. A cold start for most on Monday before warming up.

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