Get ready to slap on the suncream, we’ll be FRYING by Friday! Brits are set for a sunny week after meteorologists predict an end to the cold mornings and nights caused by North Sea winds
- Forecasters are predicting that temperatures will hit 27C by the end of the week
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We’ve got the sunshine. We’ve got the long days. It’s even totally dry. But what we’re lacking is heat.
That may finally be about to change, however, as forecasters are predicting temperatures will hit 27C (80F) by the end of the week.
Households will have to endure a few more chilly nights first though, with daytime temperatures up until Wednesday still barely expected to rise above the early 20s.
Meteorologists said the cold nights and mornings Britons have been experiencing recently have been caused by north-easterly winds coming in from the North Sea, which have seen temperatures drop below 10C (50F).
Families were making the most of the dry weather yesterday including a group of youngsters who dressed as jockeys with ponies at a festival in Hampshire while fans of watersports made a splash at beaches around the UK.
Emma Griffiths, 39, and Christian Hughes sit in the sun in front a rhododendron bush in the grounds of the National Trust’s Seaton Delaval Hall
Boy and girl jockeys, aged eight to 13 years old, of the Shetland Pony Performance Display Team line up at the dog festival
Jim Dale, a meteorologist at British Weather Services, said temperatures could rise as high as 27C (81F) later on in the week, as southerly winds from the Mediterranean replace those from the North Sea.
‘By Thursday, we could even have the hottest day of the year so far, and the weekend is likely to be dry and warm, with some showers breaking out in parts of the country,’ said Mr Dale.
The hottest day of the year so far was last Tuesday, when 25.1C (41F) was recorded in Porthmadog in North Wales.
A surfer makes the most of the warm weather at the beach in Branksome Chine near Poole, in Dorset
Beachgoers in Paignton, Devon. Temperatures could hit a balmy 27C by the end of next week, forecasters said
Craig Snells, from the Met Office, said: ‘The nights will also become warmer with temperatures staying above 10C thanks to the southerly winds.’
The South West and Wales are likely to experience the hottest weather, with cloudier conditions in northern and eastern parts this week.
Despite not having a hot summer so far, Mr Dale says Britain is actually in a state of ‘meteorological drought’ when there is no measurable rainfall for 14 continuous days.
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