Warm weather this weekend, but only in the north and Scotland

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Warm weather this weekend, but only in the north and Scotland


Warm and sunny weather is expected in Britain this weekend and at the start of next week - but for Scotland and not the south!

Forecasters predict a cloudy and cool day for northern England, much of Ireland and southern and eastern Scotland on Saturday but the south of England is expected to stay dry.

Late in the day, western Scotland is expected to be the warmest area with temperatures reaching up to 18 or 19C to the west of the Highlands.

Forecaster Leon Brown of The Weather Channel told AOL Travel that on Sunday after a cloudy start, "the northern half of Britain will have a lovely afternoon with increasing amounts of sunshine and light breezes.

"Temperatures will be up to 21C in the north of Scotland in the Highland Region. North-west England from Greater Manchester north across Lancashire and Cumbria will become pleasant too, with temperatures lifting to 19 or 20C.

But it's not looking great for southern England and Wales as Leon says "the south-east, central southern England and south Wales will have cloudy skies and outbreaks of rain, with temperatures reaching only 12 to 14C."

Monday is expected to be the warmest day of the year so far in parts of north-west England and southern Scotland.

Leon says it will be a "fine day with long spells of sunshine".

He adds: "Temperatures will reach 20 to 21C widely, but in southern Scotland from Glasgow across to Perth, and southern Galloway, temperatures could peak at over 23C. For the south of England yet another disappointing day with outbreaks of rain and temperatures in the south-east only 13 to 14C!"

It's back to dull and grey weather for the rest of next week when it becomes cooler from the north, but drier with more sunshine in southern Britain.

"Temperatures from mid-week only 10 to 12C in the north and 14 to 16C in the south, so back to feeling more like April. Some chilly nights again later next week too."

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