UK weather: Heat ahead as Britain prepares to hit highs of 21C after wash weekend
Forecasters predict “two-halves week” with Tuesday to bring worst weather followed by 21C highs
Britain could enjoy warmer weather by the end of the week after a weekend of high winds and torrential rains, with potential highs of 21C.
After a weekend of devastation, forecasters say the UK could be set at a “two-half week” with showers and precipitation continuing over the next few days.
Monday will see scattered heavy showers, with rainfall between 10 and 20mm expected in southwest England and South Wales in the evening, and temperatures of around 16-17 ° C.
After the first torment of autumn on Saturday, another Atlantic storm is about to bring more outbursts and gales.
Tuesday is set to be the worst day of the week, with temperatures peaking at 14C and heavy storms and heavy showers of up to 40mm in the southwest of England. Localized flooding can occur.
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But then Hurricane Sam, circling near Iceland, will suck warm subtropical air north.
Mercury is thankfully expected to start climbing on Wednesday, with the potential to hit 21C in some places on Thursday and Friday.
Dry and sunny spells are expected with widespread highs of 18C across the UK for the rest of the week and the weekend.
The warmer, drier weather will be a welcome break after a weekend of showers and strong gales, as the country was rocked by storms on Saturday with weather warnings for several parts of southern England including Portsmouth and Brighton.
Tom Morgan, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “It’s almost a two-half week, the week starts a lot like the weekend.
“It’s quite unstable and changeable, there will be heavy showers on Monday, but it won’t be as cool as in many places this weekend.
“Everything is downhill again on Tuesday, as a fairly deep Atlantic area of low pressure is coming in from the southwest, so while we don’t have any weather warnings in effect for Tuesday yet, this is probably the busiest day. likely this week we will see severe weather.
He continued: “We will see stubborn areas of low cloud, haze and fog, which will last all morning, but most places will experience dry weather with occasional sunshine, and temperatures will start to rise. . “
UK weather forecast
Showers, at times heavy, particularly in the west and southeast at first, developing elsewhere during the day. A little sun between the showers, better in the east. Rain and strong winds reaching the extreme southwest later.
Heavy rain moving east across England and Wales with strong winds and coastal gales in the south and west. Frost and scattered fog over central and northern Scotland.
Persistent and sometimes heavy rains and strong winds for the north of England and the south-east of Scotland. Partly cloudy to windy and sunny showers in the south and west.
Outlook from Wednesday to Friday:
Clouds and rain sometimes affecting Northern Ireland and Scotland, heavy and persistent in the west. Elsewhere, becoming widely established with varying clouds and some morning fog. Become hotter.