Met Office issues update on when it'll actually get warm and sunny

The Met Office has shared an update on when things will start picking up weather-wise in the UK. Many of us will be pleased to know that today (April 12) and tomorrow (April 13) will be around the 20C mark, according to the UK’s national forecaster.

However we will want to know when things will be like that for longer, especially as next week will see thermostats plummet to as low as 7C (with rain making an appearance too). Between Friday, April 26, and Friday, May 10, the Met Office claims there will be “high pressure [which] will probably be close to the UK with a good deal of dry weather for many areas.”

And moving into May, the calm conditions “will probably move northwards, with the driest weather across the northwest of the UK. Where more unsettled conditions develop, these are most likely in the south with a risk of some heavy rain or showers. Temperatures will probably rise above average overall, with warm days but some colder nights.”

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Two people with umbrellas walk under cherry blossom trees during rain and wet weather in Greenwich Park
Despite the positive long-range forecast, next week will be slightly wet for the capital -Credit:Vickie Flores/In Pictures via Getty Images Images

London weather forecast

Today (April 12) will see a “rather cloudy start to the day with plenty of sunshine developing through the morning. Staying dry across the region. Feeling very warm in sunshine. Maximum temperature 21C”.

Whereas tonight will witness “variable amounts of cloud through the night, with some clear spells at times across the region. A very mild night. Minimum temperature 9C”.

Tomorrow (April 13) will see a “cloudy start to the day with brighter spells spreading south through the morning. Cloud and wind increased in the afternoon, with some light rain. Skies clearing in the evening. Maximum temperature 20C”.

Sunday (April 14) through to Tuesday (April 16) will be fairly nice to begin with, followed by not so nice weather. It will be “becoming cooler over the weekend, with sunny spells and largely dry on Sunday. Heavy showers or longer spells of rain on Monday. Further brighter spells and showers Tuesday. Breezy throughout”.

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