Tuesday, 15 Jun 2021

Met Office warns Brits over ‘miserable’ downpours before 20c ‘mini-heatwave’

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The start of the weekend will be wet and windy with heavy downpours before a 20C mini-heatwave, according to the latest UK weather forecast.

The Met Office warns that northern and eastern parts of the country will stay dry as a band of heavy rain spreads from the southwest through Saturday morning.

Copy temperatures and drizzle are expected amid the 'unseasonable weather' front striking the country.

And up to 100mm of rain is possible in some parts bringing a "miserable" day.

The weather agency said: “It’s a miserable day to come for many places with that wind and the rain.”

Sunday is looking better for weather and temperature and hopes of a mini-heatwave with 20C in between torrential downpours.

London and the south east are more likely to experience the sunny spells the most if it does brighten up.

Alex Deakin, a meteorologist from the Met Office, said: "We will see things turning warmer.

"We will see some pretty warm air, so temperatures will get a boost through the weekend. It could get really quite warm. Certainly, we are looking at temperatures in the mid to high teens.

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"Certainly a lot warmer than it is at the moment. We could top 20C possibly across the south east."

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Wales to coincide with the wet weekend.

They say heavy and persistent rain is expected in places, hitting South Wales the hardest.

The wet and wild weather this month has brought colder-than-average temperatures we usually see in May, and slightly wetter too.

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Heavy snow blanketed parts of the UK, particularly in higher ground in Scotland and north England, on Thursday.

People endured a -6C freeze while southern Brits enjoyed mild and warmer sunny spells.

Temperatures plummeted to as low as -5.5C yesterday and the cold snap is set to hit northern Brits over the weekend.

However, despite the warmer snaps we saw in April in between miserable torrential downpours, this weekend could be the wettest day of the year so far, according to bookies.

Ladbrokes have cut odds of the wettest day of 2021 so far being recorded before the weekend is over, from 6/1 to 3/1.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “With even more rain on the way over the next few days, we’ve been forced to slash odds in half on the wettest day of the year coming this weekend.”

Even if the rain does fall, Brits don't tend to let it dampen their spirits as friends and family still ventured out to beer gardens to enjoy the Bank Holiday last week which turned out to be a washout.

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