Britain is set for sweltering temperatures by the end of the week which will last for several days due to a North African cloud and mercury is expected to rise to 25C
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Brits will expect sweltering temperatures later this week and head into the next with the hottest days of the year when mercury hits 25C.
Ahead is the picture of warm temperatures, particularly in the south of England, but with showers coming in from the north and west.
The unsettled weather will settle by Friday, when a high-pressure system of hot air from North Africa rolls in, and there will be a number of days when the mercury will be in the mid-20th century.
With expected temperatures of up to 25C in the south, it would be the hottest time of the year so far.
On April 15, the warmest day to date, a maximum temperature of 23.4 °C was recorded in St. James’s Park in London.
Before that though, and it’s an unsettled outlook for the days to come.
BBC weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker said: “In the short term it’s going to be quite changeable, quite volatile with a number of weather fronts coming in from the Atlantic, they will bring rain and indeed it was already wet in Northern Ireland and the western parts of Scotland.
“With the low pressure, the winds will pick up as the week progresses…certainly windier for most of us, the wettest weather will always be in the west of Scotland and there is some rain towards the south of England too.”
The extent of the wet weather means 100mm of rain is expected to fall across Scotland from Monday to Friday.
It is expected to be “overcast and mild” with temperatures of 20C by Thursday, Mr Schafernaker said, before the change takes hold.
He continued: “From Thursday to Friday the high pressure starts to build up so here’s the sunnier, warmer, I won’t necessarily say better weather because we need the rain, but the warmer, sunnier weather is south of us. We have that more unsettled weather again in the north with hints of rain in parts of western Scotland.
“But whichever way you look at it, it’s really starting to settle down by Friday, with sunny skies widespread and temperatures hitting 20C in London.”
Mr Schafernaker: “Look at the prospects so we’re talking about the 20s, mid 20s in the South Saturday, Sunday through next week.”
UK forecast for the next 5 days
Sunshine and showers today in the north, it will be nice in the south.
Clouds and patchy rain gradually move across the south east of England, then most southern areas are reasonably warm with some sunshine, only scattered light showers. Sunny spells and showers further north, possibly heavy with hail or thunder. Breezy here and feel cool.
Cool, windy conditions with clear intervals and persistent showers in northern areas. Farther south, initially clear spells but cloudy, later perhaps with patchy rain, mainly heading southwest.
Rain, perhaps heavy, will cross some southern areas, although it may remain lighter and warmer in the extreme southeast. Northern areas will retain the mix of sunny intervals and showers. Partially airy.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Windy and mostly cloudy with showers or some prolonged rain showers in northern areas, although Saturday will be drier. Dry in southern areas with sun exposure. get warmer
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