Britain to delight in sunshine as Met Workplace forecasts ‘unusually heat’ begin to October with temperatures to hit 25C (77F) within the first week
- Highs of 22C (72F) at present earlier than 24C (75F) on Saturday and 25C (77F) on Sunday
- Warmest begin to October in 12 years yesterday with most of 24.1C (75.4F)
Components of Britain will get pleasure from ‘unusually heat temperatures for October’ this week with highs of as much as 22C (72F) at present and 25C (77F) by the weekend, forecasters say.
Situations will probably be heat and muggy for a lot of areas – with a North/South cut up at present as England and Wales expertise cloud and rain whereas Scotland sees sunshine.
However there ought to then be largely dry climate for the remainder of the week in England and Wales with the odd scattered bathe as temperatures construct in direction of the weekend.
There will probably be highs of as much as 21C (70F) for the South and 18C (64F) for the North from tomorrow till Friday. Then, Saturday may see 24C (75F) and Sunday 25C (77F).
The Met Workplace mentioned common excessive temperatures for October are usually round 18C (64F) within the South East and 16C (61F) within the South West, Midlands and North.
This week will proceed a heat autumn that started with one of many prime two hottest Septembers on file. The Met Workplace will verify later at present the place it ranked.
How this autumn has already been a file breaker for Britain
September 2023 was one of many prime two warmest Septembers on file, in a sequence which dates again to 1884. Its closing place will probably be confirmed at present.
For the primary time in September, temperatures exceeded 30C (86F) for seven consecutive days final month.
A excessive of 33.5C (92.3F) on September 10 was the UK’s hottest day of the yr.
The UK’s hottest day of the yr taking place in September has solely occurred on 4 earlier events.
Yesterday was the UK’s warmest begin to October in 12 years as Wisley in Surrey hit 24.1C (75.4F).
Yesterday additionally noticed the very best October temperature in 5 years.
The Met Workplace mentioned ‘unusually heat temperatures for October’ are attainable within the South this weekend and subsequent week. The typical excessive for October is generally 18C (64F) within the South East.
Yesterday was the UK’s warmest begin to October in 12 years, in addition to the very best October temperature in 5 years as Wisley in Surrey hit 24.1C (75.4F).
However the mercury has to go some solution to be a record-breaker for October, with the all-time excessive of 29.9C (85.8F) set at Gravesend in Kent on October 1, 2011.
At the moment, low stress will sit to the North West as climate fronts transfer throughout England and Wales, bringing downpours regardless of highs of 22C (72F) within the South.
The Met Workplace mentioned it might really feel ‘heat and muggy underneath cloud and rain’, however there can be sunshine and showers elsewhere. The North will probably be 17C (63F).
Tonight, a lot of the UK will see moist circumstances, with areas of southern England, Wales and Scotland anticipated to be hit with the heaviest showers.
Within the South East, specifically close to and round London and East Anglia, these showers will probably be thundery and chronic – however it is going to be drier for northern England.
Tomorrow, early rain will clear the South East to go away a contemporary however vivid day, with a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers. There will probably be highs of 19C (66F) within the South and 17C (63F) within the North.
Wednesday will deliver rain throughout Scotland and Northern Eire, whereas there will probably be sunshine and showers for England and Wales. It is going to be 18C (64F) within the South and 17C (63F) within the North.
A ridge of excessive stress is predicted over the UK on Thursday amid variable cloud with mild showers and highs of 19C (66F) within the South and 18C (64F) within the North.
Then on Friday there will probably be additional heavy rain shifting in throughout the North with 18C (64F) highs, whereas it is going to be dry within the South with spells of hazy heat sunshine and hotter with maximums of 21C (70F).
BBC Climate is then forecasting temperatures in London this weekend of 24C (75F) on Saturday and 25C (77F) on Sunday. The Met Workplace expects 22C (72F) on Saturday and 23C (73F) on Sunday.
Common excessive temperatures for October are usually round 18C (64F) within the South East
Yesterday was the warmest begin to October in 12 years, as Wisley in Surrey hit 24.1C (75.4F)
The Met Workplace mentioned there was a ‘rising sign for one thing a lot hotter’ in direction of the weekend.
Its lengthy vary climate forecast for this Friday till Sunday, October 15 mentioned: ‘A cut up in circumstances is prone to develop throughout the UK early within the interval.
‘Additional rain is predicted in north-western areas, which may flip heavy, notably over larger, westwards-facing floor and robust winds are additionally attainable in these areas.
‘Southern areas, in distinction, are prone to stay a lot drier with mild winds and a few clear spells, which may result in some in a single day patches of mist and fog.
‘Temperatures are prone to be above common for a lot of, particularly so within the South the place some unusually heat temperatures for October are attainable.
‘These temperatures are prone to development downward towards center of the month, with the North West / South East cut up additionally slowly turning into much less distinct because the climate turns into usually extra changeable.’