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Warm Weather Set To Last A Little Longer
Ditch the jumpers and coats for a few more days - forecasters say the warm weather is set to last a little longer across many parts of the UK.
Temperatures last week reached around 20C (68F), and the Met Office has predicted the mercury will hit 19C (66.2F) today and tomorrow in the south and east of England.
Northeast England can also expect maximum temperatures of around 19C, while eastern Scotland is set to enjoy a pleasant 18C (64.4F).
The UK average for this time of year is 12.8C (55F).
It is expected to be dry today in southern and eastern parts, with a chance of rain in the North and the West.
Met Office forecaster Emma Corrigan said: "In the past week we've seen temperatures consistently of about 20C in terms of maximums.
"Even though we've seen heavy rain it's been warmer than average, mostly in the south. That is due to the wind direction."
She added that while parts of the south and east would see warm weather today and tomorrow, "from midweek onwards it's a cooling period, a marked dip in temperature due to a cooling wind and it will be more towards the average".
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