UK weather: Mini heatwave to hit this week

The south of England will enjoy warmer temperatures thanks to Hurricane Gert

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UK weather: Mini heatwave to hit this week

Parts of the UK could enjoy a mini heatwave this week - with temperatures climbing up to 27C in the south.

Tropical warm air from Hurricane Gert and an area of low pressure is bringing balmier weather to the start of the week in some areas, reports the Standard.

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Speaking to the Telegraph, a Met Office spokesman said: "On Tuesday temperatures could climb to 27 degrees, and that looks like it will probably be the peak so far this month."

However, before we crack open the bubbly, it looks like it will be warm but also quite cloudy in most areas.

Much of the warm weather will be enjoyed in the south of England.

The Met Office forecast for Tuesday reads: "Rain across Scotland fizzling out, but further heavy and thundery rain spreading into Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Brighter elsewhere with a few showers. Turning very warm in the south.

And the outlook for Wednesday to Friday suggest Wednesday will be hot before it turns a little cooler, reading: "Changeable and turning fresher with showers or longer spells of rain, these heaviest and most frequent in the north and west. Very warm and dry across the southeast on Wednesday."

Looking ahead to the Bank Holiday weekend, those in the south may see some bouts of fine weather, but there may also be some thundery showers. The forecast reads: "Friday and the subsequent bank holiday weekend will stay changeable, with heavy showers or longer spells of rain, particularly in the north and west.

"However, parts of the south and east may stay mainly dry with some sunny spells. Temperatures will be around normal in most parts, but probably above average in the southeast, bringing a chance of a few thundery showers. It will be windy at times, especially in the north, with a risk of gales here."

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