UK weather latest: Scorching 25C highs to hit UK TODAY as Atlantic plume sweeps Britain

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UK weather latest: Scorching 25C highs to hit UK TODAY as Atlantic plume sweeps Britain

Forecasters are predicting a late summer scorcher this week, with Tuesday and Wednesday forecast to see temperatures hovering around 25C. While rai

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Forecasters are predicting a late summer scorcher this week, with Tuesday and Wednesday forecast to see temperatures hovering around 25C. While rain is forecast for parts of the UK, the south should see sunny, clear skies and warm weather for much of today and tomorrow.

The above-average heat over the next two days is due to an area of high pressure spreading across the Atlantic from the Azores Islands.

Temperatures are forecast to reach 25C today, with areas also seeing 24C or 23C with sunny skies.

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: “It will be much drier across the country with some sunny spells, with the best of those across east and southeastern regions.”

And there’s good news for those craving summer weather, as much of the UK will see the warmth today.

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Mr Dewhurst said: “In terms of temperature it will be warmer, and we could see highs of 24C across East Anglia all the way down to London.”

Average temperatures for September are around 18C, making this spell of hot weather significantly warmer for this time of year.

Wednesday will be another hot day, with temperatures maintaining 23 to 24C.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “A mainly settled spell is expected from Wednesday in the South, with fine and dry weather.”

“Temperatures reaching highs of 23 or 24 degrees – fairly warm and fairly muggy feel to the weather as well.

“Even around eastern Scotland, we can see highs of 20 degrees.”

The forecaster added as the day goes on the cloud and rain will “continue to pile in” across Scotland and Northern Ireland before it slowly heads south.

From Thursday onwards, the Met Office is predicting dry and fine days in the south, with sunny days but cooler nights.

As we head towards Saturday conditions will turn more unsettled and windier in the North, with showers at times.

However, the summer weather will not end this week, as forecasters have said the end of this month looks to be warm once more.

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “There is a fairly reasonable chance of an Indian Summer bringing a couple of weeks of better weather at the end of September and into October.

“Sea temperatures around the UK are above average and this could help to drive warmer conditions later this month.”

The phrase Indian Summer is used to describe a spell of warmer than average weather in autumn, typically across September, October or November.

The Met Office long-range forecast for Tuesday, September 22 to Tuesday, October 6 predicts alternating stints of unsettled and settled weather on a weekly basis.

The forecasters stress a prediction this far ahead is uncertain but say temperatures look to vary between cooler than average and warmer than average.

A week of warmer than average temperatures during this period could well see an Indian Summer declared for the UK.



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