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Summer At Last: Temperatures To Hit 27C
The UK has to endure just a few more days of gloomy conditions before fine summer weather arrives, according to forecasters.
Weeks of wind and rain will finally give way to extended sunny spells in southern parts of Britain this weekend.
The weather will continue to improve across most of the country next week, with temperatures of up to 27 degrees Celsius expected in the South East.
Sky News weather presenter Isobel Lang said: "While parts of Scotland and northern England will see rain this weekend as a result of an Atlantic depression, the South will see pressure rising, bringing warmer weather and light winds.
"Next week will see more warm weather across much of the UK, and temperatures could reach 26 or 27 degrees in the South East."
Thursday and Friday will see a mixture of sunshine and showers, with a risk of more heavy rain in central and eastern parts of England.
The wettest period of April to June on record has been caused by the jet stream settling unusually far south.
But experts believe it is on its way back north, a move which could herald more traditional summer weather in time for the start of the Olympic Games.
While Olympic organisers are likely to be encouraged by the forecast, the previous wet conditions have already caused problems.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog), said special measures have been taken after spectator areas at the Eton Dorney rowing lake and the Greenwich Park equestrian venues were left waterlogged.
Spectators attending the Games' more rural venues have been advised to bring wellies.
The Environment Agency, which has been dealing with widespread flooding across the UK in recent weeks, has 20 flood alerts in place, and one flood warning.
what do you think?
......ITS STILL WIZZLING DOWN HERE..........
Seeing is beliieving. :)
Believe it when i see it
There's a pig just flown past my window :(
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So as long as the weather improves in the south that means the whole UK is happy then?
I'm kind of at the point where I can't be bothered to wait for hour weather now... come on winter.. at least I'll know what to wear...
Yea ur right there. what to wear!!!
Last week they said that nobody understands why the jet stream moves and curves. Now they think they can say it is going to move north. They can't even get the weather correct for the next day, and we're supposed to believe this?
That pig just flew past me as well.
yeah,yeah,yeah,we heard it all before,and when it fails to happen AGAIN,ooops.
PLEASE BE TRUE!
That pigs awaiting the BBQ :)
Can anybody explain to me why, every week, I seem to read, "Heatwave this weekend to send temperatures to record levels" then, it just continues to rain and the sky seems to be filling with ever more, larger and denser clouds which are producing bigger and bigger hailstones each year?
Halla bloody yuya!
yea yea i can dream !!
Only a few weeks ago you were all moaning that it was too dry and all the crops would die etc.etc. Ignore the weather forecasters - they never get it right anyway - if it rains just deal with it!
been gorgeous here in Manchester today!!!!!
I believe it lol