Met Office weather forecast as temperatures expected to hit 21C in Greater Manchester
Temperatures in northwest England could reach 21C this week, according to the Met Office.
After a cool and humid start to the week, parts of the UK could experience unusually warm weather over the next couple of days.
The skies should be mostly cloudy, but there will be a few sunny intervals towards the end of this week – and less showers too.
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According to the Met Office forecast for the northwest, Thursday will be “a mostly cloudy day with occasional rain”.
Temperatures are expected to peak at 20C across the region, which is “warm enough for the time of year,” forecasters said.
A mild night, with occasional light drizzle, will then give way to another warm day on Friday, with temperatures reaching 21 ° C.
Friday’s forecast for the northwest reads: “An early mist and low clouds soon give way to a beautiful dry day for Friday, with sunny spells.
“Another hot day with lighter winds for the most part. High temperature 21 ° C.”
Greater Manchester is expected to experience temperatures of up to 19 ° C on Friday with dry and sunny spells in the late afternoon.
The weekend promises to be cloudy but quite dry with temperatures slightly lower as the approach of next week.
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The Met Office said: “Light and patchy rains falling southward on Saturday with brighter conditions developing for Sunday.
“Clouds and rain return on Monday. Temperatures are dropping a bit.”
Although temperatures are expected to drop through the middle of teens next week, the Met Office says they are likely to be “a little above normal for the time of year.”
But forecasters have warned that the northwest can sometimes expect colder nights.