UK Weather: Met Office predicts heatwave, 22C weekend

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According to the Met Office, a mini heatwave will bring record-breaking temperatures to the UK today/tomorrow.

Helen Roberts, a meteorologist and the latest video weather forecaster, stated: “For central and eastern areas there will be some bright and sunny spells, and in that sunshine [it will be] feeling really quite warm.”

They predict temperatures of 22C in London and surrounding areas for Friday, April 15. This will surpass the 20.5C recorded temperature in Northolt West London in March.



Met Office predict heatwave weekend with record-breaking 22C scorcher coming today
Brits can count on two consecutive days of warm weather

According to the Met Office the temperatures in the Midlands and South should be between 18C and 19C today afternoon. The mercury will rise elsewhere in the UK, however, from 14C to 16C.

Helen issued a warning to Brits about the scorching heat, saying: “Do bear in mind, it is very easy to burn in the sunshine at this time of year.”



Met Office predict heatwave weekend with record-breaking 22C scorcher coming today
Today should be the hottest day in the year due to the warm weather front

She continued: “[There will be] A lot of dry and fine weather around on Saturday (April 16), and temperatures once again reaching the low twenties in parts of the South East.”

The Met Office says Londoners will enjoy 21C heat Saturday. 18C will hit the South, Midlands, and North East.

Helen added: “[It is] Always a little bit cooler around coastal areas, particularly where we have an onshore breeze.”



Met Office predict heatwave weekend with record-breaking 22C scorcher coming today
At around 4pm, the warm spell will peak.

The short summer blast will end on Saturday as a new front moves across the country, moving into Monday.

Helen explained: “Overnight Saturday into Sunday it’s a mixture of patchy cloud, some clear spells and still a few showers across parts of Scotland.

“We start to notice that the weather is changing as we move into the Easter weekend. A weather front brings more unpredictable weather, including some rain showers and cooler temperatures.”

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