Next week could to see UK’s hottest day of the year so far, Met Office predicts 2 months ago

Next week could to see UK’s hottest day of the year so far, Met Office predicts

Grab that sunscream!

The UK is set for a rise in temperature over the next week, with some areas expected to reach the "low 30s."

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The Met Office has predicted soaring temperatures towards the end of next week, bringing us one step closer to a summer of sun and the complaints that come with it. Seriously, we're sweating already.

Meteorologist Jonathan Vautrey predicts "a lot of sunshine around to help to keep things feeling pretty warm" in the south of England and temperatures around 23c on Saturday afternoon, reports the Independent.

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He explained: "If we take a look further north-west though it is quite a different story, so western areas of Scotland and Northern Ireland are much cloudier today and we are actually seeing some very unseasonably strong winds, so we have seen gales across north-west Scotland, the Highlands and the Outer Hebrides and places like that with rain coming through as well, so temperatures here are struggling a bit more.

"It is the eastern side of Scotland that has sort of been pushing towards the high teens mark in terms of their temperature, just seeing a few more drier and brighter spells," he added.

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Storm Alex is also expected to cause strong winds and showers for western Scotland and Northern Ireland come Friday and Saturday.

"We will sort of continue slightly with this north/west south/east split into next week as well, so we have high pressure building into the south which will allow things to stay relatively settled," Vautrey said. "At the moment, (it) doesn't properly extend its influence across the entirety of the UK and that's allowing low pressure and frontal systems to just fringe into north-west Scotland and Northern Ireland as well into the start of next week, so they can expect some spells of rain and showers at times."

There's also "potential" for "some significant heat to come up from the south."

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"There is a signal in that the heat we have currently got over Spain – I believe they are experiencing rather high temperatures at the moment – could edge its way northwards to south-eastern areas of the UK, at least for the end of the week," he said. "So at the moment, the model wants to take us up to mid-20s by the middle of the week and then potentially into low 30s for Friday, which would be the warmest conditions we have seen over the course of this year so far."

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