Under a cloud! UK set for an overcast day with spots of rain and milder 69F… before week-long bright spell with highs pushing 80F starts from tomorrow
- Temperatures could reach around 69F (21C) in the north west of England along with parts of London today
- Areas around Cardiff and Birmingham will likely see rainfall, while northern parts of Britain stay relatively dry
- But the heat is set to return next week as temperatures are set to push 80F, heralding a return to sunshine
Britain’s sunshine spell is set to die down a little today with cloudy and damp weather in places – but much of the country will enjoy more sunshine and dry conditions ahead of a sunny start to next week.
Temperatures could reach around 69F (21C) in the north west of England along with parts of London and East Anglia this afternoon, following a wet start.
Areas around Cardiff, Southampton and Birmingham will likely see rainfall, while northern parts of Britain stay relatively dry.
A Met Office forecaster said: ‘It will be a cloudy and damp start to Sunday morning across parts of England and Wales. Drier in the north and west with some early sunshine.’
Much of the country will see ‘patchy rain, heavy showers and some warm sunshine,’ they said.
But the heat is set to return starting next week as temperatures are set to push 80F (27C) heralding a return to sunshine.
Monday will see ‘sunny spells and scattered showers’ across England, with rain heavier across southern parts of the country, a Met Office forecaster told MailOnline.
Temperatures could reach around 69F (21C) in the north west of England along with parts of London and East Anglia this afternoon, following a wet start (pictured: Sunrise in Norfolk today)
Temperatures could reach around 69F (21C) in the north west of England along with parts of London and East Anglia this afternoon, following a wet start
But as the week progresses, temperatures are set to climb upwards and the sun will shine down on much of Britain.
It comes after the country basked in glorious sunshine yesterday as they flocked to beaches in Bournemouth and Blackpool for the 77F weekend.
Hundreds of visitors poured onto the iconic beaches to enjoy the warm weather while others were spotted paddle boarding at Cullercoats Bay, in North Tyneside, as they prepared for a sizzling weekend ahead.
In London , sun-seekers lay on the grass in Wimbledon Common as the sun made its comeback to the capital and mercury levels continued to rise.
And in Lyme Regis, beaches were packed as sun-seekers flocked to the seaside resort to take in the sea air.
The recent sizzling weather followed a May that has been the wettest on record for some areas.
A Met Office spokesperson had told MailOnline today would see ‘cloudy skies in the South with outbreaks of rain but sunny spells in the south east’ with top temperatures around 75F (24C).
Last month, wet weather dominated forecasts, with Wales recording 200.7mm of rain – double the monthly average – making it the wettest May in records dating back to 1862.
The scenes of Britons flocking to the outdoors comes amid a spike in cases of the Indian ‘Delta’ Covid variant.
Last week, Professor Neil Ferguson warned the Indian ‘Delta’ variant could be 100 per cent more infectious than the Kent variant as official data showed it’s also twice as likely to put unvaccinated patients in hospital.
Professor Ferguson – a senior SAGE modeller dubbed ‘Professor Lockdown’ for his death predictions that prompted the first shutdown last March – warned the emerging evidence about the Indian ‘Delta’ variant was not positive ‘in any respect’.
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