The UK is set to spike in temperatures on Thursday with a teen-age rise in mercury that will make it warmer than Athens or Monaco before the weather turns blue again on Friday.
Britain is forecast to see a sharp rise in temperatures on Thursday with the teen-age mercury spike making it warmer than Greece or southern France.
It has been quite cold since March for many parts of the UK with temperatures hovering around the lows but now there will be a brief respite in winter conditions – although it may be too early to say that spring has come.
With temperatures set to peak at 15C or even 16C, it will be warmer than Athens, which is predicted to be 7C on Thursday, or Monaco, where it will be 13C.
After several cold nights, the weather has turned increasingly unsettled this week as a low-pressure front threatens from the Atlantic and is competing with high pressure over the continent.
It looks like the low pressure will be held back bringing mild temperatures but at the same time wind and rain won’t be far away.
This will also be an east-west split, with higher temperatures on the east coast.
Met Office spokesman Richard Miles told Sun : “Wet west and wind will spread across the country tonight, then in the west it will be cooler and wetter than in the east.
“That’s the picture for the next few days. It’s going to be wet and windy over the weekend but as the sun comes out over central and eastern areas we should see temperatures rise to quite comfortable numbers.” .”
BBC weather forecaster Stav Danaos says there will be exceptionally sunny across eastern England.
He said: “Northern Ireland is starting to get cold, frosty but bright with some sun.
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“Some sunshine is hitting western Scotland and it will also be bright across eastern England and the South East, where again we will see very mild temperatures this time of year, 14°C or 15°C, but even double the farther north and west, it would be a little softer.
“As we go through Thursday night, it’s going to get overcast, showers of rain coming in from central and southern areas and it’s going to spread northward, through northern England and towards Scotland so More clouds around and more wind, so this will be a milder night for most of us, and certainly a milder night for Northern Ireland.”
Mr Danaos said it would be a “strong wind” day on Friday with northerly winds and maximum temperatures around 13°C.
He continued: “On Friday we see a more active weather front starting to sweep in from the Atlantic, that will bring more winds but also some heavier rain that will start pushing westward. south of England, Wales and Northern Ireland as in daylight.”
UK forecast for the next 5 days
Uncertainty over the next few days.
Patchy light rain across parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and western England will slowly dissipate towards the northeast for brighter skies. Very mild across east and south-east England, where mild sunshine is possible. Patchy rain arrives in the south of England later.
Cloudy and patchy light rain moved northward over some areas, although there were also some dry spells. Cool and gentle. Heavy rain continued to the southwest later.
Patchy rain swept the northern and eastern parts leaving a brighter weather. In the southwest there is rain, sometimes heavy, moving northeastward over most parts. Windy, with seaside gala dinners.
Outlook from Saturday to Monday:
An uncertain weekend with showers or longer spells of rain, the wettest in the West. Chill out for a while with the coastal gales to the west. Drier than most on Monday.
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