‘Sunshine for many’: Temperatures set to soar this weekend across UK

By Rhona Shennan
Friday, 16th April 2021, 11:19 am
The UK is set to experience some warmer temperatures (Photo: HOLLIE ADAMS/AFP via Getty Images)
The UK is set to experience some warmer temperatures (Photo: HOLLIE ADAMS/AFP via Getty Images)

Temperatures across the UK are set to climb after a cold week that saw much of the UK experiencing snow and minus temperatures.

The Met Office says that there will be “sunshine for many” and that clearer skies are on their way.

‘It’s going to feel warmer’

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Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said: “Another cold morning on Friday to wake up to but for all of us it’s going to be a dry day with sunny spells, especially during the morning.

“For the vast majority it’s just looking dry with spells of sunshine and it’s going to feel a little warmer compared to previous days.”

In parts of Scotland, the temperature will reach up to around 16C, and forecasters predict a high of 17C elsewhere across the country in the coming days.

The Met Office says that today (Friday 16 April), the vast majority of the UK will see a mixture of broken cloud and sunny spells, but will be feeling quite warm with light winds. It will get a bit cloudier and breezier in the far northwest with some rain to come.

Temperatures in the double figures

In the evening, for the most part, the skies will be clear allowing a “widespread frost to develop”.

On Saturday (17 April) there will be cloud and light rain clearing from northern Scotland, and everywhere else will see another dry day with patchy clouds and some sunshine for many.

There will be temperatures between 12C and 14C in many areas, in comparison to the chilly days that we’ve had previously.

A version of this article originally appeared on our sister site NationalWorld