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​UK Set For Mini-Heatwave This Weekend With Highs Of 20°C

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​UK Set For Mini-Heatwave This Weekend With Highs Of 20°C

The UK is set to enjoy yet another prolonged period of sunshine this weekend, with the Met Office predicting 'above average temperatures' of up to 20°C over the next few days.

With socialising indoors off-limits, we've never been more reliant on good weather - with many of us checking our apps religiously to find the best time to hit the beer garden, host a BBQ or pop out for a walk.

And according to the Met Office, over the next couple of days we're set to experience prime conditions, with temperatures expected to be 'above average'.

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London and the South East will enjoy highs of 18°C on Sunday, while Bristol, Oxford and Swindon may reach highs of 20°C.

Cities further north including Leeds and Manchester can expect temperatures to reach up to 17°C.

The Met Office shared a GIF showing when we can expect warm temperatures to hit, saying on Twitter: "The nights may be chilly but by day it will be warm for many into the weekend."

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Speaking to Metro, Met Office spokesperson Grahame Madge confirmed temperatures would likely hit the late teens, but that some areas may even reach 20°C.

Madge said: "This weekend will see above average temperatures.

"There may be isolated incidents of 20 degrees, but most places in the south of the UK will be in the high teens of 18 and 19 degrees."

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Madge added that northern England is more likely to see mid to high temperatures ranging from 15 to 17°C.

Temperatures will then start to drop on Monday before falling further on Tuesday.

As for hopes of a sunny May bank holiday weekend later this month, Madge said it 'may well be fine and clear', but added that it is too early to say how hot it could be.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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The Met office website also says it is hard to predict weather in spring, which is a notoriously changeable month.

In a summary of what we can maybe expect next month (for a period between 7 and 21 May), the website says: "Confidence is low for this period as is typical of spring.

"The UK will likely see spells of fine, dry weather at times with fair-weather cloud and plenty of sunny spells, as well as an increased likelihood of more unsettled periods when compared to April.

"All areas expected to see showers or longer spells of rain at times.

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"Temperatures are likely to be close to the average for the time of year, with the possibility of some warmer spells."

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Topics: Met Office, Weather, UK News, News

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