UK hot weather: Britain to bask in glorious weekend heatwave – Temps rocket to high teens
BBC Weather: Temperatures to drop to freezing across UK
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After the mercury dropped to ice-cold conditions for many across the country, forecasters are now reporting a surge in temperatures on Saturday. Such is the surge in temperatures that graphs from WXCharts showed the mercury hovering 4C (39F) above what is usually expected for this time of year on Saturday. These temperatures will be across the majority of the UK on Saturday afternoon and will continue into Sunday evening.
According to the anomaly graphs from the forecaster, temperatures will continue to surge above normal levels on Monday.
Although temperatures will surge on Saturday afternoon, graphs also show the mercury falling to near freezing in the morning.
While temperatures dropped close to freezing over the last few days, forecasters are now reporting a rise due to a band of warm weather arriving from the Atlantic.
As reported by the Met Office, some areas of the UK will see highs of 17C after seeing the temperatures plummet to 5C (41F) during the week.
As seen by WXCharts, multiple areas could see the mercury surge to 15-17C on Saturday afternoon and will remain so until Monday.
Such is the change in conditions on Saturday, Met Office Aidan McGivern, reported it will be a “dry and sunny” day for many across the country.
He said: “On Saturday, for the vast majority it is once again looking dry and bright.
“And there will be similar temperatures to Friday where we’re talking about 13 to 16 or even could get a 17C in the far north of Scotland given a favourable wind.”
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Due to these warm temperatures, the rainfall for the majority of the country will be low as many Britons are given a glimpse of spring sunshine.
Such is the dry spell of weather that WXCharts is reporting rainfall levels below 10mm between Saturday and Monday.
While many Britons will be given a mini-heatwave over the week, forecasters are predicting more sustained sunny periods towards the end of the month.
Caused by a band of high pressure between April 20-29, the UK will see dry and warm spells, the Met Office has reported in its long-range forecast.
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It read: “Cloud with outbreaks of increasingly light and fragmenting rain will continue to move south-eastwards across England and Wales during Tuesday.
“Rain likely to decay before reaching the far southeast where conditions will remain largely dry.
“During the middle of next week high pressure will become dominant again, with conditions turning drier and brighter, though with the chance of a few showers.
“Thereafter, widely settled conditions look likely to persist with all areas mainly dry with sunny spells and a chance of morning fog patches.
“Likely turning warmer, but overnight frosts are still possible in rural areas though not as widespread as this week.”
Commenting on today’s forecast, the Met Office has predicted a mixture of cloud and sunny spells.
Although many areas will see sun, there will be patches of rain in the North-West of England today.
They said: “Early fog patches clearing, then the vast majority of the UK will see a mixture of broken cloud and sunny spells.
“Feeling quite warm in light winds. Cloudier and breezier in the far northwest with some rain later.
“Clearing skies for most, allowing a widespread frost to develop as well as a few fog patches.
“Cloudier in the far northwest with a little light rain for a time.”
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