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UK Set For 26C Heatwave This Week

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UK Set For 26C Heatwave This Week

Fear not, sunshine is coming! After a miserable week of rain and cold temperatures, things are looking up again this week with a possible 26 degrees by the weekend.

Just in time for the bank holiday, The Met Office confirmed that 26 degrees "wasn't out of the question". That's exactly what we like to hear.

While temperatures from Monday through to Thursday are set to be warm, the heat is set to come on Friday where we could be seeing mid-20 temps.

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"On Friday, we could get into the mid 20s," meteorologist Alex Burkhill tells Tyla. "24 or 25 degrees is looking likely, and 26 isn't out of the question."

Don't expect to flock to the beaches this heatwave (Credit: Unsplash)
Don't expect to flock to the beaches this heatwave (Credit: Unsplash)

If we do reach 26 degrees, it will match the hottest temperate recorded this year so far, which was taken in Treknow, Cornwall, last month.

While some of the higher temperates are likely to be seen in the south east and London, parts of Scotland and northern Ireland could also see a pleasing 19 or 20 degrees.

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However, before you make plans to set up shop in your garden for the entire weekend, Alex warns the warm weather may bring with it thunderstorms.

Barbecues at the ready! (Credit: Unsplash)
Barbecues at the ready! (Credit: Unsplash)

"As we move into the weekend, might see some warmth leading to thunderstorm developing in parts of England and Wales," the weather expert adds.

Still, the promise of such high temperatures is enough to lift our spirits as we enter week seven of lockdown.

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Last month, we experienced one of the sunniest Aprils on record, with long dry spells that saw Brits taking to their gardens for BBQs and at-home picnics.

Sunshine anyone? (Credit: Unsplash)
Sunshine anyone? (Credit: Unsplash)

Throughout the month, temperatures were a solid 2.4 degrees higher than average, according to The Met Office.

Bonnie Diamond, meteorologist for The Met Office said: "It's been a very dry, hot April and currently we're seeing temperatures in the low 20s."

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Looks like the good weather is set to continue into May, then. We'll just ignore last week's blip...

Just remember, stay at home.

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Topics: Weather, Life News, Real

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