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="" target="_blank"><strong>"party weekend</strong></a>" in the hot weather, before stricter <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>coronavirus</strong></a> rules come into force on Monday.</p> <p>This week, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Boris Johnson</strong></a> said the government was bringing in the so-called <a href="" 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="" target="_blank"><strong>West Midlands</strong></a>, from Tuesday - while from midnight on Saturday, the same rules applied in <a href="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, <a href="" 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>