BBC Weather: Britain to become ‘unusually hot’ by end of week – Mercury rising to 21 ° C | Weather | New
Chris Fawkes of BBC Weather forecast highs of 21C on Friday as an area of high pressure moves across the country. However, the Met Office still has a yellow warning for rain in place for Thursday and Friday in northern Scotland. Mr Fawkes said: “Today’s weather is much better for many of us with spells of sun drying out after yesterday’s flood.
“The weather is very clear today, we have already seen a lot of sun coming out in Cumbria and temperatures throughout the afternoon quite close to average for this time of year.
“However, it’s going to be unusually hot towards the end of the week with temperatures for some around six or seven degrees above average and in the low 20s quite widely.
“A breath of warmer air is starting to come in and it will work east overnight.
“Sunshine for most of England, Scotland and Wales for the rest of the day, always a strong wind blowing around our North Sea coast.”
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He added: “Over the weekend we start to have a cold front push to the south.
“It will bring fresher and fresher air back across the UK.”
It comes as heavy rains hit northern England on Tuesday following flash flooding in the south overnight.
Dozens of flood alerts were in place throughout the day in locations scattered across the UK after commuters captured footage of London buses plowing floodwaters on Monday evening.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the flooding had disrupted parts of the tube network.
A spokesperson for Mr Khan said: ‘The flash flooding in parts of London last night is causing concern and anxiety among many Londoners and it shows once again that the dangers of climate change have drawn closer to their homes .
“It remains a key priority for the Mayor and leaders of London City Council that more is urgently done to address the risk of surface water flooding and other impacts of the climate crisis.”
Mr Khan added on Twitter that Transport for London “is working hard with local councils to open roads and restore affected tube and rail services to normal as quickly and safely as possible.”