UK weather: Temperatures of 31C could hit some parts but warnings in place for Scotland

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<p>Saturday will see highs of 21C (69.8), with the region enjoying largely fine and dry conditions over the next few days, according to the Met Office.</p><p>Temperatures could rise into the 30s during the early part of the week, with 31C (87.8F) expected in some parts on Tuesday.</p><p>It comes as police warn people against meeting in large numbers for a <a href="https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-warning-over-party-weekend-amid-hot-weather-before-stricter-covid-rules-come-in-12069639" target="_blank"><strong>"party weekend</strong></a>" in the hot weather, before stricter <a href="https://news.sky.com/topic/coronavirus-8483" target="_blank"><strong>coronavirus</strong></a> rules come into force on Monday.</p> <p>This week, <a href="https://news.sky.com/topic/boris-johnson-5853" target="_blank"><strong>Boris Johnson</strong></a> said the government was bringing in the so-called <a href="https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-conservative-mps-express-anger-over-new-rule-of-six-restrictions-12068953" target="_blank"><strong>"rule of six"</strong></a> from next week in England, meaning groups of no more than that number can legally meet up, either inside or outdoors.</p><p>Tougher new lockdown measures are also being imposed in the <a href="https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-households-to-be-banned-from-meeting-each-other-in-birmingham-solihull-and-sandwell-12068720" target="_blank"><strong>West Midlands</strong></a>, from Tuesday - while from midnight on Saturday, the same rules applied in <a href="https://news.sky.com/topic/scotland-5866" target="_blank"><strong>Lanarkshire.</strong></a></p> <p>John Apter, the chairman of the body representing police officers, said he feared "alcohol and warm weather" could combine over the next 48 hours before the measures take effect.</p><p>"It definitely feels like one last blast of summer even though we are, meteorologically speaking, in autumn," said forecaster Bonnie Diamond.</p><p>She added that the "tropical continental air pushing up from a southerly direction in combination with light winds" will see temperatures reach 29C (84F) by Monday, and remain into Wednesday.</p><p>However, there is also the chance of some thunderstorms mixed in.</p><p>The September heat follows on from an <a href="https://news.sky.com/story/uk-weather-extreme-august-ends-with-cooler-conditions-and-theyre-set-to-continue-into-next-month-12060325" target="_blank"><strong>August heatwave</strong></a> which saw temperatures top 34C (93.2F) for six days running last month.</p><p>Simon Partridge from the Met Office has told Sky News that this is "the warmest September since 2016".</p><p>He said: "The last time we saw temperatures top 30C (86F) was four years ago, on 13 September when we saw a high of 34.4C (93.9F) in Gravesend in Kent."</p><p>The highest temperature ever recorded in September was 35.6C (96F) on 2 September 1906.</p> <p><strong>:: Listen to the Daily podcast on <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/sky-news-daily/id951048357?mt=2" target="_blank">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc3ByZWFrZXIuY29tL3Nob3cvMzI4NzI0Ni9lcGlzb2Rlcy9mZWVk" target="_blank">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/3RdXZrbbG3NydLsPYmRSJy" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, <a href="https://www.spreaker.com/show/sky-news-daily" target="_blank">Spreaker</a></strong></p><p>But further north, it is a different story, as forecasters issued a weather warning for western Scotland.</p><p>Parts of the country will be hit by torrential downpours that could bring almost a month's worth of rain in just one day, with a yellow weather warning in place from 6pm on Saturday, to Sunday evening.</p><p>The Met Office says as much as almost 6in (150mm) of rain could fall in hilly areas.</p>