UK weather forecast: Britain to enjoy mini-heatwave as temperatures rocket next week | Weather | News

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The return of the warm will be palpable from Thursday when temperatures will reach 24C for the south-east. Temperatures are then expected to start nudging 80F (27C) this weekend and into next week with glorious sunshine forecast across huge chunks of the UK.  forecaster Becky Mitchell predicted warmer weather to come to be determined by a band of high pressure.

She said: “The warm weather is being brought in by a band of high pressure.

“By Thursday we’ll see largely dry and sunny weather.

“The temperatures will be above average for this time of year.

“That’ll continue into the weekend and looks like it’s going to stay well into next week too.”

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It will follow a few days of wet and windy weather with the remnants of Dorian and Gabrielle forecast to unleash strong winds and rain ahead of the weekend.

However, it will leave in its wake a tropical mini-heatwave which could see Britain swelter in temperatures almost 10C higher than normal for the time of year.

Met Office meteorologist Bonnie Diamond said: “There is some good news because as the remnants of Gabrielle pull away from the UK, it will allow pressure to build in time for the weekend.

“This will allow for more sunny, settled conditions for most of the UK with temperatures into the low to mid-20Cs.

He said: “Firstly will come the remains of ex-hurricane Dorian that’ll pass to the north mid-week, with ex-Gabrielle following on bringing humid conditions to southern and central parts for a while on Thursday. 

“Sometimes these storms can be beneficial to us, as they interfere with the jet stream causing it to buckle.

“That’ll encourage pressure to rise sharply after the passage of ex-Gabrielle, with the prospects for next weekend looking fine particularly for central and southern areas.”

While it will be warm by day, with clear skies there will be some chilly nights to come with the mercury likely to drop into low single figures.

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