Britain will bask in a mini heatwave as temperatures soar and the week's downpour finally eases.
Temperatures will rise over the weekend with the mercury hitting 26C on Tuesday in the east of England, according to the Met Office .
But the warm weather could be short-lived, forecasters warn, as beyond Wednesday conditions will be more changeable.
There will be some rainfall over the next few days – but not like the wet weather seen this week.
Rainfall will not be as heavy and persistent but parts of western and eastern Scotland will see a few showers on Saturday morning.
Northwest England and the Midlands will have a wet start with a few showers and sunny spells breaking out.
Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge told the Daily Star : "We are expecting to see high pressure rebuild during the early part of next week and we expect to see temperatures possibly hitting the mid-20s or even higher by the middle of the week.
"This is most likely across the south and east of the country as we have warm air coming up from the continent where temperatures are going to get into the 30s.
"However, this is going to be short-lived, beyond Wednesday it is going to turn more changeable, but the pattern of almost incessant rain is going to come to an end.
"There is some more rain forecast over the next few days but it is going to be nothing like what we have seen through this week."
The Environment Agency has warned that river levels remain high following a particularly wet week, and advised people to take care in case of any remaining flood risk.
They will continue to work with emergency services in the area over the weekend on measures to tackle the flooding.
Brighter weather will be seen in the eastern part of Britain as the area in between Norwich and Canterbury will enjoy 19C by midday today.
Meteorologist Helen Roberts said rain will move eastwards across the country throughout Saturday, adding that Wainfleet should escape the worst of it.
She said: "It will still be unsettled with further showers, but not the persistent rain that we saw earlier in the week, and we should have some warmer temperatures too."
Sunday will see a similar mix of sunshine and showers – and temperatures could rise to 21C in the south-east of the country, she added.
Source: Read Full Article