The UK is set to bask in 26C temperatures this weekend, according to the latest BBC weather forecast. BBC meteorologist Matt Taylor said that the recent spate of thunderstorms and low temperatures will be replaced by a return to warm weather. This comes after strong winds and wet weather battered the country as the tropical storm Edouard swept across the Atlantic.
However, before the weather dramatically improves, there will be two days of persistent rain.
Taylor said: “Some parts of the UK will wake up to rain today but as we head towards the weekend, it is looking drier and there will be a good deal of more sunshine as well.
“That is thanks to some high pressure moving in. It won’t last long into next week but it will give us a fine weekend.
“It is quite a tropical start in the south with very humid air and 16C in the early morning today. Contrast that with 6C in Scotland this morning.”
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The BBC weather presenter continued: “The heaviest rain at the moment is across northern England, with some outbreaks in East Anglia and the south-east.
“It will remain grey and drizzly across southern counties of England and Wales and into the Midlands with temperatures around 20C.
“Across southern and eastern parts of Scotland there could be heavy and thundery downpours.
“Temperatures will stay humid in the mid-teens overnight. For southern England and Wales, tomorrow is looking a lot brighter. Much more sunshine around.
“Saturday will also be dry and sunny start for many. Temperatures will be a little bit down on where we should be for this time of year.
“But, on Sunday most of you will have a sunny and dry day, and it will feel warm too.”
He said temperatures could reach 24C in London, 20C in Liverpool and 21C in Birmingham.
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Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell has said Sunday will be the warmest day of the weekend.
He said: “On Sunday temperatures will be around 24C to 25C, and it’ll be warm especially towards the south east.
“Saturday’s expected highs are between 22C and 24C. On Monday we may see temperatures of 25C to 26C in the far South East.
“It will warm up gradually as the week goes on, it’s not going to quickly shoot up.
“Generally the dry and sunny weather will persist over that period for most of England and Wales.”
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