UK weather: Brits take advantage of weekend sunshine as temperatures rise to 25C
BRITS are enjoying the mild weekend sun as temperatures soar to 25C – while tourists to Ibiza hide from the pouring rain under their umbrellas.
The sun has made a comeback after heavy downpours on Friday, with Britain expected to be warmer than Barcelona and Ibiza today.
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Sun worshipers can enjoy medium to high temperatures throughout the weekend, which almost matches this week’s heat wave which saw the hottest day of the year on record.
As Brits filled beaches and parks to soak up the sunshine on Saturday, tourists to Ibiza were photographed sheltering under umbrellas during downpours as temperatures barely hit 18C.
And Spain’s Barcelona hotspot is expected to be just 23 ° C on Saturday and 24 ° C on Sunday – as Britons face uncertainty over overseas flights.
The sunny period in the UK will also be warmer than other popular destinations, including the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira, where it will be pitiful 16C and rainy, and Nice in the south of France where it is only expected to reach 22C. .
Bookmaker Coral has reduced the odds to 1-2 (from 6 to 4) over 30C or more of being registered in the UK before the end of the weekend.
“It has been a sweltering week so far and things could get even hotter. We have reduced the chances of recording 30 ° C or more before the weekend is over,” Coral spokesperson said. , John Hill.
“This week could be a taste of what’s to come over the next few months, as our bets suggest we may be ready for the hottest summer on record in the UK.”
Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said on Saturday that “many places will be fine with hot and sunny spells most of the time”, particularly in the south-east and central England.
Temperatures will be highest in East Anglia and London, with the mercury expected to rise to 26 ° C on Saturday afternoon.
Sunday is also shaping up to be dry and sunny for the most part, with temperatures hovering around 24 ° C in London, 20 ° C in Birmingham and Leeds and 18 ° C in Edinburgh.
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Warm weekend temperatures follow a scorching hot week that has seen highs of 29C on the hottest day of the year so far.
But that was a different story on Friday as heavy rains, floods and thunderstorms hit the UK.
The east and south-east were hit by torrential rains today, inundating some roads and cooling people’s morale.