On Thursday, London is predicted to see high temperatures of at least 22C before rising to 23C from Friday
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Parts of the UK will bask in balmy weather with a mini-heatwave forecast for the last time this year.
The next three days will hit high temperatures of 23C in some regions.
On Thursday London is predicted to see high temperatures of at least 22C before rising to 23C from Friday.
But while the south and most of England and Wales will see warm, dry skies there will be ferocious winds and torrential rain further north.
The Met Office has predicted ‘severe gales and squally showers’ for the far north but with most areas staying ‘dry, warm and fine.’
The best conditions and high temperatures will be felt in the east and central parts of the UK, continuing over the coming days.
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Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin told The Sun : “Plenty more sunshine across much of the country today.
“Much of southern Scotland and certainly most of England and Wales will have another fine day of September sunshine.
“Temperatures are responding to that sunshine, heading up into the low twenties – 22C, maybe 23C across parts of the south east.”
Longer ranger forecasts had predicted the mercury will stay warm in many areas up to the weekend, with 23C forecast again in the coming days.
And it could be the last of the balmy weather for 2021.
Speaking to the Express, forecaster Jim Dale, from the British Weather Services, said earlier that climate change has led to the UK’s summer often being extended into the first three weeks of September.
Whereas in past decades the month would usher in autumn, it is not now unusual to see bright, dry and sunny weather well into the month, he explained.
He said: “What we’re in for is an extended summary month for the first three weeks of September because of climate change.
“What we are going into now is pretty weather, it’s very pleasing but it’s not probably a lot more than that.”
UK weather forecast
Severe gales and squally showers at first across the far north, otherwise mostly dry, warm and fine with the best of any sunshine in eastern and central parts. Thicker cloud may bring some patchy rain at times to the west.
Mostly cloudy in the north and west with some rain or drizzle at times. Mostly dry with variable cloud and clear spells elsewhere. Becoming increasingly breezy especially in the north.
Rather cloudy, especially in the west and north where some patchy rain is likely with the best of any sunshine in eastern parts. Breezy, particularly in northern areas. Feeling warm.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Mainly fine and warm Saturday. Some rain for the northwest. Scattered showers overnight into Sunday, perhaps heavy in the east. Squally band of rain pushes east Sunday and into Monday.