BBC Weather: UK forecast unseasonably warm temperatures
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BBC Weather’s Chris Fawkes forecast highs of 21C on Friday as an area of high pressure moves across the country. However, the Met Office still has a yellow warning for rain in place for Thursday and Friday in northern Scotland. Mr Fawkes said: “Today is much better day weather-wise for many of us with spells of sunshine to dry out after yesterday’s deluge.
“The weather is much bright today, we’ve already seen plenty of sunshine come out in Cumbria and temperatures through the afternoon quite close to the average for this time of year.
“However, it’s going to get unseasonably warm towards the end of the week with temperatures for some running around six or seven degrees above average and into the low 20s quite widely.
“A wodge of warmer air is starting to push in and that will work it’s way eastwards overnight.
“Sunshine for most of England, Scotland and Wales through the rest of day, still a brisk wind blowing around our North Sea coast.”
He added: “Into the weekend, we start to get a cold front push southwards.
“That will bring cooler and fresher air back across the UK.”
It comes as hevay rain hit northern areas of England on Tuesday following flash flooding in the south overnight.
Dozens of flood alerts were in place throughout the day at scattered locations across the UK after commuters captured images of London buses ploughing through floodwater on Monday night.
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Meteorologist Grahame Madge said the North East could experience up to 50mm of rain throughout the day – even higher levels than those recorded in the South overnight.
An HGV was captured making huge ripples through floodwater on the A4 between Hyde Park Corner Underground and Knightsbridge Underground stations in central London on Monday night.
Nearby St James’ Park was hit with 35mm of rainfall in just six hours after midnight, the Met Office has said.
Mr Madge said 26mm of this rainfall was recorded over just one hour between 3am and 4am.
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London mayor Sadiq Khan said the flooding had disrupted parts of the Tube network.
A spokesman for Mr Khan said: “Flash flooding in some areas of London last night is causing concern and anxiety for many Londoners and it shows once again that the dangers of climate change have moved closer to home.
“It remains a key priority for the mayor and London’s council leaders that more is urgently done to tackle the risk of surface water flooding and the other impacts of the climate crisis.”
Mr Khan added on Twitter that Transport for London is “working hard with local councils to open roads and return affected Tube and rail service to normal as quickly and safely as possible”.
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