The Met Office has predicted “at least seven days” of “warm sunshine” with temperatures up to 20C on Tuesday. People are being warned to wear sunscreen when going outside for long periods of time
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Brits can look forward to rising temperatures with “at least seven days” of warm sunshine next week, with mercury to hit 20C.
Spring has arrived in Britain with above-average temperatures after a cold start to March, the Met Office says, although there will still be frosty early days.
People will head out this week and enjoy the sunshine with blue skies across the country.
A high pressure area in the east of the country is moving in and will be centered over the UK by Wednesday.
Southern areas, including parts of London and Cambridge, will bask in heat of up to 20C on Tuesday and forecasters have advised anyone spending extended periods outside to wear sunscreen.
After a warm weekend, when mercury hit 20.2C in Kinlochewe in Scotland, Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said Britons could look forward to “at least” another “seven days” of sunshine.
“There will be more spring sunshine for the rest of the week,” he said.
“High pressure near the east then becomes increasingly concentrated over the UK on Wednesday through Thursday and Friday.
“This high pressure is not going anywhere for the foreseeable future. It will bring plenty of warm sunshine for at least the next seven days.”
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He added that Tuesday will see “varying amounts of cloud” moving over parts of northern England, the Midlands and southern Scotland bringing “a few light showers” but most of the day will be dry and sunny.
The morning will also feel cold and could drop to -3C in Scotland, but it should be above freezing for the rest of the country.
“A fresh start or a chilly start in places Tuesday morning, you’ll see this cloud moving south over central areas and a few associated raindrops, but tending to fizzle out by afternoon, maybe reforming.” , to give a few showers through northern England and southern Scotland later in the day,” said Mr McGivern.
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“Otherwise lots of sunshine away from that area and a sunnier day in western parts compared to Monday.
“Temperatures reach 16C to 18C quite far from central Scotland to southern England. For example, 19C to 20C could be reached in London or Cambridge. The far north, Shetland, remains cold with a brisk breeze blowing in from the North Sea, but for most temperatures are well above the average for the time of year.”
Similar temperatures are forecast for the following days, with mercury dropping a degree or two towards the end of the week.
UK forecast for the next 5 days
Tuesday for many sunny and warm, only very isolated showers.
Mostly dry with scattered sunbeams. In the afternoon scattered showers may develop over the Midlands, northern England, southern Scotland and Northern Ireland. Most places lack these, but one or the other might be difficult. Warm in the sun.
All showers fade, then dry with clear spells. Some rural areas will end with grass frost while some patches of fog are likely, particularly in East and North East England.
After the fog clears, it’s good in many areas, with temperatures well above average and a warm feeling in the sun. There could be a scattered shower in one or two locations to the east.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Dry for most with warm sunshine and patchy rural frost and fog overnight. Cloudier in the far north with occasional rain or drizzle. Breeze.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-forecast-brits-bask-26524613 UK weather forecast: Brits will be basking in a balmy 20C to start the week with scorching temperatures