Weather forecast UK latest – Hottest summer for a DECADE with scorching 32C temperatures within weeks, experts predict

FORECASTERS say this summer could be the hottest in a decade as a 32C blast is set to hit the country within weeks.

La Nina, a climate pattern, will play a large part in the spike in warm weather.

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: “There will definitely be some spikes of heat as we go into summer when I expect to see temperatures in the high 20Cs or even the low 30Cs.

“This is largely because of a balancing effect which, after the colder period of weather over the past couple of months, dominated by a northerly airflow, should revert and come from a more southerly direction.

“This will bring more in the way of hotter weather as we go through the end of spring and into summer.

“This summer could be up there with the warmer ones from the past ten years, it is more likely to turn out one of the warmer ones that to be cooler.”

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  • John Hall

    SEVERE OVERNIGHT FROSTS EXPECTED FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT ONWARDS – MET OFFICE

    The Met Office has just tweeted: “Overnight #frosts have featured heavily during April so far and the coming week will be no exception.

    “Some locally moderate to severe frosts are possible in places, especially from Wednesday night onwards.”

    “Gardeners and growers beware!”

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    MET OFFICE LONG RANGE FORECAST: MAY TO SEE 'PLENTY OF SUNNY SPELLS'

    The Met Office's long forecast predicts the first half of May will see warm weather.

    It says: "Mixed weather patterns, typical of spring are most likely through the first half of May.

    "Overall, fine and dry weather is expected to be most dominant, with fair-weather cloud and plenty of sunny spells."

    Light showers are set to interrupt the springtime scorcher on Wednesday, but temperatures will still remain above the 13C April average.

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    SUNNY SPELLS

    Hotter-than-average temperatures are forecast in the coming weeks and will continue well into the month of May.

    A Met Office forecaster said: "Most areas will feel warm by the afternoon.

    "After some rain on Tuesday, most will be fine and dry to the weekend, with high pressure dominating and temperatures probably warming slightly by the weekend.

    "Plenty of sunny spells are expected into May, with the possibility of warmer spells."

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    THIS MONTH HAS BEEN THE COLDEST APRIL SINCE 2013 – BUT THINGS ARE HOTTING UP

    It has been the coldest April since 2013, with average temperatures widely 4C below normal and exceptionally frosty nights, the Met Office revealed.

    But things are hotting up as Brits continue to make the most of lockdown measures easing.

    Covid restrictions were lifted last week allowing people to mingle more freely.

    Friends and families have packed out pub beer gardens, parks and beaches as they reunite in the sunshine after months apart.

    And sunny reunions will continue as temperatures are set to rocket to 25C by the end of the month as a 500-mile wide continental heat plume engulfs Britain.

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    BRITS BASKED IN 18C MINI HEATWAVE YESTERDAY

    BRITAIN basked in glorious sunshine in a sizzling start to the second week of new freedoms.

    The mini heatwave continued with temperatures reaching 18C yesterday – and it's going to get even hotter.

    Highs of 18C hit London and the south east, with "sunny skies" all afternoon, while elsewhere the mercury hovered just below at between 14C and 17C.

    Today will reach highs of 17C in Wales and central, northern and eastern England, while temperatures will remain slightly cooler in the south west.

    Crowds crammed into beaches in Bournemouth, Brighton and Portsmouth while others flocked to parks across London and drinkers enjoyed a pint outside pubs in Manchester.

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