UK Could See Temperatures Rise To 20 Degrees Next Week
Don't pretend you don't love talking about it, because we all do. Whether it's how great it is or how shit it is, we all like a little chat about the weather. Which is lucky really, because we've just got wind of the news that next week, the UK is about to have its own mini heatwave.
After being battered by high winds thanks to Storm Gareth, and partly covered in snow - Wednesday and Thursday next week sees things take a distinct turn for the warmer, as we prepare to see temperatures rise, with a possibility of us seeing up to 20C in some areas.
Speaking to The Sun, John Hammond, chief meteorologist for Weathertrending, said: "There is a very low chance of somewhere hitting 20C - possibly most likely in London, East Anglia or Lincolnshire. But this will depend on prolonged sunshine, which is still uncertain.
"It will feel much warmer than recently because, at long last, the strong winds have finally relented."
We're not quite there yet though, before we have next week's sun heavy showers are expected this week, with 14 flood warnings and 22 alerts in place for today after parts of the UK, including Wales and York, were flooded over the weekend.
However, Brian Gaze, forecaster and director of The Weather Outlook, said: "The weather during the coming days will be a lot more Spring-like than it was at the weekend.
"North western parts of the UK have further spells of rain at times but elsewhere it should become mainly dry."
A Weather Company meteorologist said temperatures will peak on Thursday before decreasing at the weekend.
"Maximum temperatures are expected in the London area at around 16C on Thursday and Friday, potentially peaking slightly higher in clear skies.
"Through the week, periodic rain will feed in over Ireland and Scotland, but elsewhere will remain drier for the most part.
"Mostly cloudy to overcast skies are expected in rain, but where it is drier there will be variable cloudiness with the chance of sunny afternoon spells appearing over southern areas at times."
The country has already seen both extremes so far this year, including gail force winds, snow and that little spell of beer garden weather we had half way through February. Temperatures reached over 20C, which scientists said this was the first time this had happened in a British winter, and was most likely attributed to human driven climate change.
So in summary; pack your suncream, an umbrella and a windbreak next time you leave the house and you should be pretty much sorted.
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