UK weather forecast: 'Summer sunshine is not far away' says Met Office

Warm weather on New Brighton Beach, Wirral.
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The Met Office has forecasted that the summer warmth "is not far away" despite some lingering drizzle, with temperatures expected to soar above 20C in certain areas over the weekend.

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern in an online forecast, said: "It is the last day of meteorological spring and right on time spring showers are easing and summer's sunshine is not far away as high pressure moves in from the west."

He explained that this high pressure would bring calmer weather for most, but not everyone, due to low pressure from the east bringing occluded fronts across from the North Sea over the next few days.

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On the weekend's weather, Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said "For large chunks over the weekend, it is going to feel pretty summery", assuring that there is a "decent amount of sunshine to come through this weekend".

The sunny outlook comes as high pressure builds from the west and is expected to control the weather conditions throughout the weekend.

Temperatures could hit 22C to 23C under clear skies on Sunday though it might be slightly cooler and cloudier up North.

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