Temperatures set to soar as summer finally arrives


Britain will finally feel like summer this weekend as temperatures soar in to the mid-twenties.

After a week of cloud and cool temperatures in the south and east of the country, the mercury will rise from Saturday onwards.

Highs of 25C (77F) are predicted in London on Sunday.

In the North, the unseasonably warm temperatures of the last week will continue.

On Saturday, it will start cloudy in some places, but the end of last week's bad weather will soon fade with sunny spells developing across the country.

The south and west of the country also face a risk of isolated showers.

Sunday is set to be a scorcher with any clouds quickly burning off to the coast leaving "prolonged warm sunny spells" for most, according to the Met Office.

The good weather is expected to carry on into the beginning of next week when it will feel very warm. In the South and West there may even be thundery showers.