Met Office hot weather forecast to see Brits bask in 20C sunshine blitz
Met Office forecasts warmer weather this weekend
Britons are facing an early taste of summer in the coming hours with weather maps and charts showing the skies clearing for the first time in a few days and temperatures building towards 20C. And the hot weather is expected to carry on throughout the weekend.
The Met Office weekend forecast suggests temperatures will climb into the 20s in some areas this weekend.
Weather maps from the agency show the day starting off cool, with the mercury averaging around 10C across the UK.
Forecasters have identified a “high-pressure ridge” that will see the day begin with “low cloud” on the North Sea coasts.
By the mid-afternoon, some of the UK’s historically coldest cities can expect highs of 20C.
Met Office maps show that the mercury will surge by approximately 1C per hour until around 4pm on Saturday.
The trend will see residents of Glasgow, a city with some of the lowest average temperatures in the country, sweat in 20C highs.
Elsewhere, temperatures will come close, with London, Belfast, and Manchester predicted to see 19C.
The Met Office has predicted 18C for Cardiff, with Plymouth seeing highs of 17C.
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Stornoway, in Scotland’s deep north, has a maximum predicted temperature of 12C, while Aberdeen is the coolest, with highs of 10C.
The forecasters have predicted “plenty of sunshine” for most parts of the country, with conditions “feeling warm”.
Unfortunately for many Britons, the pleasant shift won’t last too long.
By Sunday, Met Office rain radars show a band of rain moving across the country from the northwest.
The agency has warned of a “murky start”, with maps showing approximately 0.5mm of rain per hour from 1am.
Rainfall will gradually intensify in some areas, especially those between London and Manchester.
Intense showers could see between 0.5mm and 4mm to 8mm poured over hundreds of miles into the evening.
However, maps from Netweather hot weather should continue through the showers across much of the country.
The Met Office predicts that other areas will see “sunny spells” before the worst weather clears by the morning of Monday, May 15.
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