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UK weather forecast LIVE – Weekend will be hotter than CRETE with 15C temperatures ahead of 32C Bank Holiday heatwave

THE UK will be hotter than Crete this weekend with 15C temperatures and sunny days.

While it won't exactly be a total scorcher, the Met Office temperature prediction is for a far more pleasant weekend weather than they'll be having in the sun-soaked Greek island which will see rain and highs of 13C.

Next weekend will be a LOT warmer, however, with a Bank Holiday heatwave causing temperatures to surge as high as 32C, forecasters have predicted.

And thanks to the climate pattern La Nina, the UK could be in for an absolutely scorching summer with experts saying it could be the hottest summer for a decade with sustained high temperatures.

Read all the latest weather news and updates in our live blog below…

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: STUNNING CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN GREENWICH PARK, LONDON

    Bright Pink Cherry Blossoms in Greenwich park this morningCredit: Splash
  • Joseph Gamp

    UK COULD BASK IN 31C TEMPERATURES THANKS TO LA NINA

    Some meteorologists said the UK could hit highs of 31C in two weeks due to a weather pattern called La Nina – bringing a wave of optimism as Brits enjoy eased lockdown restrictions.

    Met Office spokesperson Graheme Madge said this had subsided and that temperatures at the start of May were looking uncertain – and it is too early to predict how hot it will get.

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

  • Joseph Gamp

    BRITS COULD BE IN FOR A BALMY MAY

    Brits could swelter in a 31C heatwave predicted for the May bank holiday as summer winds may blow in from the south, according to some forecasters.

    High pressure from the continent is forecast to sweep hot air across Britain bringing with it scorching weather to kick off the month of May.

    With no rain forecast this week or next, some weather experts predict there may be a Spanish Plume of hot weather with temperatures in the 30Cs hitting Britain soon.

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

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: SUNNY AND DRY WEEKEND AHEAD FOR BRITS

    The weekend will stay sunny and dry, Met Office forecasters have predicted.

    A spokesperson says it’ll be “dry with hazy sunshine for most” and “warm across western areas”.

    Mornings are likely to remain chilly and most of us up early enough will see frost.

  • Joseph Gamp

    APRIL COULD BE HOTTEST EVER, BOOKIES SAY

    This month could see a record-breaking hot April, according to Ladbrokes.

    With the UK on course for a scorching weekend, the bookies have cut odds from 3/1 to just 5/2 on this month being the hottest April on record.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It looks as though we could be in for some record-breaking high temperatures over the next week or so if the latest odds are anything to go by."

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES:WORKERS AT SUNRISE IN TYNEMOUTH, NORTH TYNESIDE

    Workers at sunrise carry out maintenance on lampost on Tynemouth seafront in North TynesideCredit: NNP
  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: TODAY'S TEMPERATURES TO BE HIGHER THAN THURSDAY

    New satellite images from the Met Office show Britain is enjoying a sunny morning.

    The weather agency tweeted: "The latest satellite image shows sunny skies for many to start this morning, and with the sunshine it will be a little warmer today compared with Thursday."

    "UV levels will be high across the south of the UK so, if you are outside, remember to stay protected in the sun."

  • Joseph Gamp

    BRITS COULD SWELTER IN 31C HEATWAVE OVER MAY BANK HOLIDAY DUE TO LA NINA WEATHER SYSTEM

    Met Office 10-day weather forecast: Brits could swelter in 31C heatwave over May bank holiday due to La Nina weather system

  • Joseph Gamp

    BOOKMAKER CUTS ODDS ON THIS SUMMER BEING THE HOTTEST EVER

    Brits can look forward to a record-breaking hot summer, according to Ladbrokes.

    With temperatures already on the up, the bookies have this week cut odds from 3/1 to just 2/1 on 2021 playing host to the hottest summer ever.

    Elsewhere, it remains a 3/1 shot for this to go down as a record-breaking hot April.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It looks as though we could be welcoming some record-breaking high temperatures in the coming months if the latest odds are anything to go by."

  • Joseph Gamp

    'SPIKES OF 20C – 30C HEAT AS WE GO INTO SUMMER', SAYS MET OFFICE EXPERT

    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.”

    But the warm and bright weather has caused concerns for the bone-dry countryside, with a risk of infernos.

  • Joseph Gamp

    BBC WEATHER: BIG SWING IN TEMPERATURE EXTREMES

    BBC Weather says there will be a major rise in temperature today.

    Parts of the country experienced a -4C frost when they woke up this morning.

    But the Beeb's weather agency forecasts that the mercury will rocket up to 19C this afternoon as the April surge in good weather continues.

    BBC Weather tweeted: "Once again we will see a big swing in temperatures from night to day. Here's a snapshot of today's extremes."

  • Joseph Gamp

    UK COULD BASK IN 31C TEMPERATURES THANKS TO LA NINA

    Some meteorologists said the UK could hit highs of 31C in two weeks due to a weather pattern called La Nina – bringing a wave of optimism as Brits enjoy eased lockdown restrictions.

    Met Office spokesperson Graheme Madge said this had subsided and that temperatures at the start of May were looking uncertain – and it is too early to predict how hot it will get.

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

  • Alex Winter

    BRITS HEAD TO THE BEACH FOR SPRING SUNSHINE

    Visitors to Brighton seafront enjoy the warm weather and sunshineCredit: Alamy
  • Alex Winter

    LOVELY WEEKEND AHEAD

    The weekend is look to stay sunny and dry, Met Office forecasters say.

    A spokesperson says it'll be "dry with hazy sunshine for most" and "warm across western areas".

    Mornings are likely to remain chilly and most of us up early enough will see frost.

  • Alex Winter

    SCOTLAND RECORDS YESTERDAY'S HOTTEST, COLDEST AND WETTEST EXTREMES

    It's looking like another bright and sunny April day, with temperatures in the high teens.

    Yesterday, the highest temperature recorded was 17.9C at Drumnadrochit, on the western shore of Loch Ness.

    The lowest was -6.3C at Kinbrace in the Highlands.

    Ronaldsway in the Isle of Man had the most sun – 13.8 hours.

    And Lerwick in the Shetland Islands was wettest, with 1.4mm of rain.

  • Alex Winter

    WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE WEATHER TODAY?

  • Imogen Braddick

    RECORD-BREAKING SUMMER?

    Brits can look forward to a record-breaking hot summer, according to Ladbrokes.

    With temperatures already on the up, the bookies have this week cut odds from 3/1 to just 2/1 on 2021 playing host to the hottest summer ever.

    Elsewhere, it remains a 3/1 shot for this to go down as a record-breaking hot April.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It looks as though we could be welcoming some record-breaking high temperatures in the coming months if the latest odds are anything to go by."

  • Imogen Braddick

    YESTERDAY'S EXTREMES

    The mercury almost hit 18C in Scotland today.

  • Imogen Braddick

    LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECAST: APRIL 27 – MAY 6

    "A settled regime will likely be in place across much of the country at first with high pressure likely to be centred to the west or northwest of the UK," the Met Office said.

    "However, there is the threat of some rain and a few showers in the north and east, as well as the chance of some rain moving up from the south and affecting southern parts of the country later.

    "Throughout this period, there is also a continued threat of rural frost and patchy fog where winds fall light.

    "Temperatures are quite uncertain depending on where the area of high pressure resides, particularly in the east where temperatures are likely to struggle above average.

    "Warmer days are most likely to be further inland towards the south and west."

  • Imogen Braddick

    TOMORROW'S FORECAST

    Here's the forecast for tomorrow morning – cold and frosty for much of the UK, but there's some sunny skies to look forward to.

  • Imogen Braddick

    HEATING UP

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

    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."

    Credit: Alamy
  • Imogen Braddick

    LA NINA

    Some meteorologists said the UK could hit highs of 31C in two weeks due to a weather pattern called La Nina – bringing a wave of optimism as Brits enjoy eased lockdown restrictions.

    Met Office spokesperson Graheme Madge said this had subsided and that temperatures at the start of May were looking uncertain – and it is too early to predict how hot it will get.

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

  • Imogen Braddick

    BALMY MAY

    Brits could swelter in a 31C heatwave predicted for the May bank holiday as summer winds may blow in from the south, according to some forecasters.

    High pressure from the continent is forecast to sweep hot air across Britain bringing with it scorching weather to kick off the month of May.

    With no rain forecast this week or next, some weather experts predict there may be a Spanish Plume of hot weather with temperatures in the 30Cs hitting Britain soon.

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

  • Imogen Braddick

    OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY TO MONDAY

    "A dry weekend with the west largely sunny, cloudier in the east. Windy across the southwest. On Monday outbreaks of showery rain will affect the north, southern parts remaining dry," the Met Office said.

  • Imogen Braddick

    'MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES'

    Here's the Met Office forecast for tonight:"A fine end to the day but quickly turning chilly this evening.

    "After dark, another cold night with mostly clear skies and a touch of frost for many areas. Breezy in the far southwest."

    And here's Friday's forecast: "After a chilly start most areas will be fine, dry and sunny and warmer than today.

    "Cloudier in the far north of Scotland though and windy in the far southwest."

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