At last! Britain to bask in late autumn sunshine... before rain returns


At last! Britain to bask in late autumn sunshine... before rain returnsKielder Water & Forest Park, Newcastle Northumberland. PA

Britain will bask in late autumn sunshine on Saturday on Sunday after rain swept across the country last night.

The Daily Mail reports that the band of rain which hit north-west Scotland on Friday moved across the UK and will finish up in the south-east on Saturday.

Brighter spells of sunshine will replace the rain and some parts of Britain will be bright and sunny on Sunday.

Meteorologist Leon Brown of The Weather Channel told AOL Travel: 'There will be some night frosts and rain on Saturday turning into a lovely autumnal day on Sunday with plenty of sunshine and light winds.'

'Rain over the south-east on Saturday morning will eventually clear in the afternoon but may linger over Suffolk, Kent and East Sussex until mid-afternoon. The rest of the UK will be colder but quite sunny with showers around western coasts.

He added: 'Saturday night will be frosty under clear skies and we'll see temperatures widely down to -1C out of cities in rural areas, but locally in frost hollows down to -3C or -4C.'

Although it will feel chilly this weekend, you can still enjoy the autumn colours in Britain on Sunday.

Mr Brown said: 'Sunday will be a lovely day with plenty of sunshine and light winds but with cloud increasing in the north-west late in the day.'

Met Office spokesman Dan Williams told the Daily Mail: 'There will be more bright spells on Saturday but it will be a better day on Sunday with dry and bright spells of sunshine over the eastern side of the UK.

'It is pretty decent for this time of year.'

Next week is set to be mild but Britain will see some rain and it will turn cold and windy by the end of the week, with rain returning.

Leon Brown says we should expect some 'early frost on Monday' and then for it to be 'frost-free next week and quite mild - especially in the south.'

'There will be some rain across the middle of the country until mid-week and turning colder and windy over the north from Thursday. There could be gales over Scotland on Thursday and Friday.'

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