BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns of damaging gales before scorching temperatures blast UK

Hot weather is set to gradually returned from Thursday, with temperatures reaching up to 25C for some. BBC Weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood claimed there will be yet another frosty and cold night on Wednesday before the country can bask in the hot sun.


For today, she forecast: “Wherever you are, we’re looking at a lot of dry weather, it’s definitely sunny and it will feel warmer than yesterday.

“Part of that is down to the fact that the isobars are opening up so that risky wind we’ve had for the last few days won’t be quite as strong today.

“But it will still be there. Gusts of probably 25mph, yesterday we were looking at 35mph.”

Temperatures will reach around 20C for many in the country on Wednesday but with high pressure dominating the weather, Ms Kirkwood warned they are set to rise further.

She added: “In the strong April sunshine, clouds will burn away quite quickly.

“And then again, we’re looking at another dry day, another sunny day, with lighter winds and it will feel warmer.

“Temperatures on Thursday somewhere in southern England and west of London could hit 24C or even 25C.

“But in Glasgow 17C and Belfast 15C.”

Parts of the UK will bask in 24C heat over the coming days as the hottest April in six years continues.

Despite warm weather and sunshine expected for Thursday and Friday, many of the UK’s open spaces will be largely empty due to the coronavirus lockdown.

London is forecast to see the hottest temperatures on Thursday, with the mercury rising to 24C (75.2F).

Elsewhere, temperatures are forecast to reach 23C (73.4F) in Wales and south-west England, 18C (64.4F) in Scotland and 19C (66.2F) in Northern Ireland.

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This would be well above the average high of 14C (57.2F) in April for England and the hottest the UK has been this month since 2014, the Met Office said.

Forecasters said the good weather is due to a large area of high pressure to the north of England making the days clear and bright.

Friday will see temperatures drop slightly to 23C in the capital, 22C (71.6F) in Wales and south-west England and 18C in Scotland.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said there was also a “low chance” of isolated showers in the west of the UK, but said most areas will remain dry.

Temperatures will hit 22C on Wednesday for many parts of the UK, while the east coast and Scotland will see the mercury fall to 12 to 14C (57.2F).

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