Met Office forecasters say much of the weekend will see a continuation of the dry, settled weather that many have seen over in recent days – but the heatwave will be ending soon
Brits have been enjoying a mini heatwave this week – but it won’t last forever.
The UK has basked in weather warmer than Spanish hotspots Marbella and Lanzarote on Thursday as the mercury hold strong again today.
Met Office forecasters say much of the weekend will see a continuation of the dry, settled weather that many have seen over in recent days.
However, by Tuesday things will become unsettled as a cold air mass will push itself North across the UK.
Over the weekend, long spells of sunshine can be expected in the South.
Other regions will see a continuation of the dry, settled weather that many have seen over in recent days.
Over Saturday, most can expect light winds and sunshine, with only a risk of an isolated shower in the far north of Scotland.
In South West England and Wales, clear skies and temperatures of around 19C are forecasted.
Sunday follows a similar theme and by Monday temperatures will start to drop slightly but will remain dry and fine for most.
By Tuesday, more unsettled and cooler weather picture from the middle of next week.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: “Although the UK has had a good deal of fine and settled March weather in recent days, a change is on the way from the middle of next week with colder air spreading down from the north and the increasing likelihood of rain for most areas.
“On the hills in the north, there’s a chance of this falling as snow, although we’ll gain more certainty on that in the coming days.
“With the influence of some unsettled weather, we’ll be seeing a marked drop in temperatures for most with colder air arriving from the north.
“This will see maximum temperatures drop into single figures for many areas, and below freezing overnight.”
Ahead of next week, the mini-heatwave is set to continue over the weekend.
Temperatures are well above the average on Friday afternoon, with the mercury hitting 19C in London and Birmingham.
Looking ahead to the next few days, Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “It may well be the shortest weekend of the year, because the clocks go forward, but it will be one of the sunniest.
“It’s going to be blue skies almost across the board on both Saturday and Sunday thanks to a chunky area of high pressure that’s just wobbling around across the UK.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.