UK weather forecast: Brits set to to bask in 27C sunshine before wind and rain moves in

Ewan Somerville
Fun in the sun: People enjoy the hot weather on Bournemouth beach: PA

Britain is set to bask in 27C sunshine in the coming days as temperatures soar.

But those considering heading to the beach will need to make the most of the heat as cooler weather is set to arrive.

A wave of hot weather will cloak eastern parts of the country on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, according to the Met Office.

The mercury will increase "day on day", the Met Office said, hitting the mid 20s or even higher in parts London.

"High pressure is in charge so we'll see several fine and dry days across the country," said Met Office spokesperson Nicola Maxey.

Most areas will enjoy the sunny weather on Wednesday, although parts of northern Scotland will be cloudier with chances of rain.

It will largely be a dry, cold and clear night across the British isles on Wednesday into Thursday, when warm temperatures will remain - and reach Scotland too.

The sunny spell will peak on Saturday, reaching 26C or even 27C for a lucky few, but a colder front will take hold from Saturday afternoon and into Sunday seeing chilly winds and showers.

Ms Maxey said: "Temperatures will be increasing day on day until Saturday, when we see a front coming in to the west so by lunchtime we’ll see a breakdown of that dry weather, an increased chance of rain and possibly some thunder.

"But the east and London will hold onto the warm weather, staying fine and dry before cooler weather moves into most areas on Sunday."

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