Weather maps turn dark red as Iberian plume to bring four days of sunshine to UK

It is expected to be warmer this week
It is expected to be warmer this week -Credit:WX Charts

An Iberian plume is set to bring four days of sunshine to the UK. Weather maps have turned red, with predictions that warmer weather is on its way.

Data from WX Charts indicates sunshine will sweep across parts of Britain later this week, bringing high temperatures and sunny days from as early as tomorrow (Thursday, May 2). Temperatures are expected to be the highest in the east of England, near Norwich and Peterborough.

The north of England is also expected to see warmer weather, including Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield. The west coast of Scotland, near Girvan, Kilmarnok, Oban and Fort William, could see highs between 17C and 19C

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The Midlands - including Birmingham - is predicted to see highs between 11C and 16C, Express reports. Similar temperatures are anticipated in the south east of England - near London, Canterbury and Brighton - as well as in Wales, around Cardiff and Conwy.

Parts of Northern Ireland including Derry and Belfast, along with Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Wick will reach highs of between 11C and 16C. The coolest conditions are expected in the north east of England around Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

The mercury will hover around 9C in the south west of the country near Plymouth and Exeter. Forecasts indicate it will be mostly sunny with some showers in the south west of England and south Wales, with some stretching up into the Midlands throughout the day.

The Met Office said: "Early thundery rain across southern England and south Wales easing. Some bright spells developing, although further thundery showers may develop later.

"Some warm sunshine elsewhere, but chilly North Sea coasts. Some warm sunshine in the far south and across northern Scotland on Friday.

"Elsewhere cloudy with rain, perhaps thundery. Remaining unsettled thereafter. Rain at times, though some warm sunshine too."

In its long-range forecast for May 6 to May 15, the Met Office said: "On Sunday and bank holiday Monday, the weather details are still fairly uncertain, but overall it should be fairly warm with scattered showers. There is also a chance of cloudier conditions with rain spreading from the southwest for a time on Sunday.

"As we move into the new week, the chance of rain and showers reduces as high pressure builds to the east of the UK. This will bring dry and fine weather for most areas, although there is still a possibility of rain or showers in the west.

"Into the following week, high pressure is likely to remain dominant. Sunnier conditions are expected across the south, while it may be cloudier in the north and east. Temperatures are expected to be slightly above normal for early May."