Brits can hang up their coats this weekend with temperatures set to hit 21C in parts of the country. The early autumn chill is about to be replaced by spring like warmth thanks to a tropical blast from the south. Warm breezes from the Atlantic could make it feel close to 26C in some areas on Sunday, according to experts. The stark change from last week will be driven by high pressure building to the east of the UK with low pressure to the west.
James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said: “We will see a significant weather pattern change to warmer and more settled weather conditions for many parts of the country. This will initially see temperatures returning to well above average for the time of the year … this will pave the way for high pressure to build across our shores delivering some prolonged Indian summer type weather that could see temperatures ranging in the mid to high 20s later in the month.”
The mercury is expected to rise almost 10C higher than average for the time of year across the southeast. The best of the weather will be in the south with the risk of gales and some heavy rain across Scotland and the north.