Mini-heatwave of 20C to hit in days as UK prepares for sweltering temperatures

A mini-heatwave with temperatures of 20C is set to arrive in the UK in a matter of days, according to the Met Office.

Forecasters believe Storm Noa and the gale-force winds and heavy rainfall it brought with it will soon be a distant memory as the mercury rises to its highest level so far this year..

Data from the MetDesk's WX Charts indicates the nation will steadily warm throughout next week.

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And experts say a moving band of high pressure will leave the UK on the 'warmer end of the jet stream', producing some 'fine and dry conditions'.

Forecaster Claire Nasir said: "The outlook suggests that we could, for the first time this year, reach 20C.

"20C is really just some warmth in the air."

That warmth is set to eclipse several European holiday destinations, with Rome and Barcelona set for a measly 17C and 18C respectively as Britain basks in a prolonged period of sunshine.

Temperature anomaly charts, meanwhile, which indicate higher above average temperatures could rise, also suggest highs between 4C and 6C above usual for the time of year.

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Netweather's Ian Simpson commented: "At the start of the week, the winds will be southerly and will pull in warm air masses, so temperatures will be well above the seasonal average, except near south and east-facing coasts, where onshore breezes will result in cooler daytime temperatures.

"Temperatures of 15 to 18C are expected to be widespread and some spots may hit 20 or 21C."


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