Met Office verdict on which parts of the UK will reach scorching 20C in days | Weather | News

The Met Office has confirmed which parts of the UK could see the first glimpse of summer this weekend as temperatures are set to soar to 20C.

With Britain officially entering Summer Time as clocks jump forward an hour, many have been waiting for warmer weather with the week so far bringing somewhat cooler temperatures than usual.

But a spokesperson for the Met Office has confirmed that the weather is set to turn this weekend, with south-east England and East Anglia seeing highs of 20C on Saturday.

Other parts of the UK – including northern England – will see highs of 17C. Temperatures will drop slightly on Sunday but remain mild.

Speaking to, forecaster Craig Snell said: “We are expecting a brief spell of warmer weather during the coming weekend with potentially SE England and East Anglia seeing 20C, although it may feel a little cooler than that because of the strength of the wind.”

He added: “Elsewhere across the UK we will also see temperatures above average with temperatures in northern England reaching around 16 or 17C, and potentially up to 14 or 15C in southern Scotland.

“After Saturday temperatures will trend downwards a little, but will still be a little above average for the time of year with a max in the south around 16 or 17C.”

Weather maps show that Scotland will remain fairly cool on Saturday, with highs of 15C. Northern Ireland will see similar temperatures, peaking at around 11C.

And it’s not just the UK that will experience warmer temperatures this weekend, with Europe also seeing hot weather.

Monday 8 Apr – Wednesday 17 Apr

The ongoing unsettled spell of weather is likely to continue through to mid-April with little sign of any dramatic change. All areas can expect to see showers or longer spells of rain at times, with western hills likely to see the largest rainfall totals. Likewise, further windy spells are expected at times. Whilst unsettled conditions are most likely to prevail, there does appear to be at least a chance of some regions having drier interludes, with high pressure perhaps making inroads from the southeast at times. Such occurrences will probably be short-lived however, with the greatest chance of these in the south during the middle of this period. Above average temperatures are most likely, albeit often tempered by cloud, rain and occasional strong winds.

Thursday 18 Apr – Thursday 2 May

Through the second half of April and the beginning of May, there is no strong signal for any one weather pattern to dominate over another. As such, further rain and showers are likely at times, but there is also a reasonable chance of some drier and sunnier spells of weather. Temperatures most likely near or a little above normal for the period as a whole.

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