UK weather – Britain to be hotter than BARCELONA this weekend with 26C scorcher as sun roars back

UK weather – Britain to be hotter than BARCELONA this weekend with 26C scorcher as sun roars back

BRITAIN is set to be hotter than Barcelona this weekend as the sun makes a roaring comeback.

Temperatures will reach a sizzling 26C after a Friday of heavy downpours.

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Sunseekers can enjoy temperatures in the mid to high 20s across the weekend – almost matching this week's record-breaking heatwave.

Spanish hotspot Barcelona is only forecast to be 23C on Saturday and 24C on Sunday – great news for Brits facing a summer of uncertainty over jetting abroad.

The UK's sunny spell will also be warmer than other popular destinations including Portuguese archipelago Madeira, where it will be a pitiful 16C and rainy, and Nice in southern France where it is set to be 22C.

Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said things will be cloudier in the west and north on Saturday, but "many places will be fine with warm sunny spells for much of the time" – particularly in the south east and central England.

Temperatures will be highest in East Anglia and London, reaching 26C on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday is also looking dry and sunny for most, with the mercury hovering around 24C in London, 20C in Birmingham and Leeds, and 18C in Edinburgh.

The weekend's scorching temperatures follow a red-hot week which saw highs of 29C on the hottest day of the year so far.

Sun-starved families packed out beaches, parks and pub gardens to soak up the rays.

It was a different story today though as heavy rain, floods and thunderstorms battered the UK.

The east and south east was lashed with downpours today, flooding some roads and dampening people's spirits.

And after a balmy week, parts of the south west saw temperatures drop as low as 9C.

But it looks like things will soon hot up again, with the best of the warm weather yet to come.

The mercury is predicted to soar to 30C in the south east on June 13, according to Netweather and WXCharts weather maps.

Bookies have slashed the odds on this month being the hottest June ever.

Ladbrokes has now cut odds from 4/1 to 7/4 on next month boasting record-breaking heat.

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