The Met Office has two yellow warnings in place for strong winds in parts of the country but other areas will see some very un-wintry weather to close out the weekend
A Spanish plume is set to bring unseasonably warm temperatures across the UK – but dangerously strong winds are still on the way.
Large parts of the country will see the mercury get as high as 14C on Sunday, thanks to a blast of sub-tropical air coming up from Europe.
The warmest weather will be in the south east and south west of England, dropping as low as 6C in the north of the country and into Scotland.
And despite the milder t emperatures today, there are two Met Office warnings in place for the very north of the country until Monday.
The first warns of potentially dangerous winds hitting northern parts of Scotland from 9pm on Sunday until 6am the next day, with a large area subject to a second warning between midnight and noon tomorrow.
Brits had best enjoy the warmer conditions while they can, as the numbers will start tumbling back down to single figures again next week.
A Met Office spokesman said: “On Sunday it’s a cloudy start for most of us, with outbreaks of rain moving northwards, through Northern Ireland and into southern Scotland.
“To the south though, across England and Wales skies tend to brighten and there will be some sunny spells developing, with 13 or 14 degrees in many places – well above average for the time of year.
“Where we sees the sky brighten it will be very mild in the south and then it turns very stormy in the far north west later.
“It’s all down to this developing area of low pressure that’s moving towards the UK, undergoing a rapid deepening process as it engages with the jet stream on Sunday, bringing some very strong winds to the far north west of Scotland.
“It stays unsettled into Monday with rain in places.”
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Looking further ahead and with Christmas on the horizon, we should be braced for a chilly Christmas as forecasters predict frost to grip the country.
During the festive week, temperatures in the south of England and Wales will plummet on Christmas Eve while frost and fog will sweep across the country on Christmas Day.
MET OFFICE OUTLOOK
Patchy rain over Wales and central England spreading northwards with some drier and brighter conditions developing to the northeast of high ground. Breezy through the day and mild for most.
Some mostly light rain, particularly for high ground. Breezy over England and Wales but increasingly windy Scotland and Northern Ireland. Far northwest and far north very windy for a time.
Very strong winds at first in far north otherwise winds easing for most with blustery showers in the northwest. Some rain Wales and central England becoming heavier later.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Unsettled initially. Breezy in the north with persistent, rain arriving in the northwest through Tuesday.
Elsewhere, cloudy with rain at times. Becoming more settled later in the week. Mild throughout.