Weather forecast UK latest: Get ready for a 28C April HEATWAVE as Met Office says temperatures will rise THIS WEEK

BRITAIN will see a heatwave in April with temperatures reaching a scorching 28C in some areas.

Forecaster Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, said that the UK can expect the hot weather 'fairly early' this year.

Speaking to the Express he said: "I think hot weather could come in fairly early as far as April is concerned perhaps.

“I know March is the start of Spring but I think we’re probably going to get properly into April before we start to see the searing sort of temperatures.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see 26C, 27C, 28C in the middle of April.”

The news comes as Brits are set for a scorching 19C heatwave this week making parts of the country hotter than Rome. 

Temperatures will also be well above the average for March of 11C.

Dry skies today will be followed by sunshine and clear skies for most of Wednesday, the Met Office predicts.

Read our weather live blog for the latest news and forecasts…

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    No weather warnings!

    After weeks of flood and storm warnings, no weather warnings have been issued for the coming week.

    Across the UK for the entire year so far, weather and health warnings have plagued the news.

    With COVID cases rising, Boris’ partygate, and storm after storm, 2022 has been a tricky affair for many across the UK.

    Some good news though, is that the Met Office has issued no weather warnings for the coming seven days, and sunshine is expected across much of the UK.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Some rain tomorrow for the west of NI, Highlands, the Western Isles and the Northern Isles

    Alex Deakin brought us the latest weather news for the rest of the day, reminding us it isn’t sunshine everywhere.

    Deakin said there’s a possibility the temperature could get as high as 16C in parts of eastern England today.

    He made clear Glasgow and Belfast are likely to experience some showers in the late afternoon leading into the evening, before hitting Edinburgh.

    Though tonight isn’t expected to be as cold as last night was, Deakin confirmed Wednesday is looking very cloudy for much of the UK.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    What’s the weather forecast for next week?

    With this week looking so lovely for most areas of the UK, we look ahead for much of the same.

    Though we’ll likely experience light patches of mist and fog in the early hours of Saturday, it should pass to allow sunshine for the rest of the day throughout most of the UK.

    A breeze is possible in most coastal areas, and rain is expected across the northeast.

    Though temperatures are expected to be mild to very mild in most areas, there is a chance of overnight frost and fog, throughout the week.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Rain to clear away later this week

    The rain is expected to clear away on Thursday as a warm front moves up from the south, bringing sunny spells and temperatures of 14-15C.

    Friday will get off to a chilly start but it will be a dry day across the UK as temperatures pick up once more to 16C and possibly 17C in the south-east.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Met Office '4cast' for Wednesday

  • Joseph Gamp

    Clocks due to change next week

    Twice a year, we move the clocks back – once forwards and once back.

    Many are caught out by the changing clocks in which we ‘gain’ an hour or ‘lose’ an hour.

    This year on 27 March at 1am, the clocks will go forward and we’ll officially be using BST (British Summer Time).

    It’s not clear whether former US president Benjamin Franklin or British builder, William Willett had the initial idea for the time change as we know it.

    Willett created a pamphlet in 1907 named The Waste of Daylight in which he outlines how it would work and that we would have more daylight in the Spring and Summer and it should be reversed in the Autumn.

  • Joseph Gamp

    Saharan dust cloud could hit Britian tomorrow

    BRITS are set to be battered by strong winds which could bring orange Saharan dust from across the continent. 

    Gusty gales will hit huge swathes of the UK as a result of Storm Celia as soon as tomorrow, and could turn the skies orange. 

    Carol Kirkwood warned BBC Breakfast viewers that the dust could reach the UK as soon as tomorrow after the orange clouds lit up Spanish skies. 

    The forecaster told BBC Breakfast: "Look at the orange sky, this is Saharan dust.

    "These pictures taken by some of our viewers yesterday in Alicante are quite spectacular. And the reason that it has happened is because of storm Celia.

    "There has been very poor air quality today in parts of Spain, and it could well affect us in the southeast and East Anglia on Wednesday.

    "So if you wake up on Wednesday and your car is covered in orange dust you know where it's coming from and why.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    UK shorelines should expect wet and windy weather

    Though most of us will enjoy sunny weather and mild temperatures, it’s not quite the same for our shores.

    Strong winds are expected across most coasts, bring with it lots of rain.

    The next two days will bring showers to the northeast and gales are likely along with lighter winds at times.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    The clocks are due to change next week. But why?

    Twice a year, we move the clocks back – once forwards and once back.

    Many are caught out by the changing clocks in which we 'gain' an hour or 'lose' an hour.

    This year on 27 March at 1am, the clocks will go forward and we'll officially be using BST (British Summer Time).

    It's not clear whether former US president Benjamin Franklin or British builder, William Willett had the initial idea for the time change as we know it.

    Willett created a pamphlet in 1907 named The Waste of Daylight in which he outlines how it would work and that we would have more daylight in the Spring and Summer and it should be reversed in the Autumn.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Possible heatwave reaching 28C as early as April

    While temperatures are often expected to be mild in April, it's a month more synonymous with rain.

    This year though, according meteorologist, Jim Dale, suggests Brits may experience temperatures at hot as 28C – temperatures typically reserved for the middle of Summer.

    Last year's April barely reached 15C, meanwhile our lockdown April was notoriously scorching.

    According to the Met Office, it was the fifth hottest April in the UK since records began in 1929.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Proud to be British – picturesque scenes of our great British Spring so far

    Since the storms of January and February that saw many of us without fences, fallen trees and much worse, we've experienced wonderfully mild weather.

    Over the weekend, many took to social media to share images in their local areas, on walks and much more of how lovely it looked.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    The rest of the week according to the Met Office

    The Met Office Twitter page has posted a summary of what's to come tomorrow, Thursday and Friday.

    Have a look and stay prepared for the weather in your area.

    Despite mainly dry weather, I would still carry a brolly – it's still Springtime in Britain!

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Weather for today, Tuesday 15 March

    England and most of Wales in for a sunny treat throughout the day.

    Many in England and Wales might choose to enjoy the weather with a walk or a day out and leave the brolly behind with the sunshine expected throughout the day.

    Scotland, the north of England and Northern Ireland aren’t so lucky today.

    Clouds and fog are expected, along with wet and windy weather.

    There is a possibility of coastal gales in these areas.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    No weather warnings!

    After weeks of flood and storm warnings, no weather warnings have been issued for the coming week.

    Across the UK for the entire year so far, weather and health warnings have plagued the news.

    With COVID cases rising, Boris’ partygate, and storm after storm, 2022 has been a tricky affair for many across the UK.

    Some good news though, is that the Met Office has issued no weather warnings for the coming seven days, and sunshine is expected across much of the UK.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    UK weather forecast

    Early fog patches clearing, then sunny spells for many, especially over England and Wales where feeling rather warm.

    Cloudier for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, where wet and windy in parts of north and west, with coastal gales possible.

    Weakening rainband moving southeast across Scotland and Northern Ireland, clearer colder conditions following.

    Areas of cloud and rain developing across parts of England and Wales, where it will be milder.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Some rain tomorrow for the west of NI, Highlands, the Western Isles and the Northern Isles

    Alex Deakin brought us the latest weather news for the rest of the day, reminding us it isn't sunshine everywhere.

    Deakin said there's a possibility the temperature could get as high as 16C in parts of eastern England today.

    He made clear Glasgow and Belfast are likely to experience some showers in the late afternoon leading into the evening, before hitting Edinburgh.

    Though tonight isn't expected to be as cold as last night was, Deakin confirmed Wednesday is looking very cloudy for much of the UK.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

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    Mother's Day weather set to remain dry and sunny

    Mother's Day falls on 27th March this year and doesn't look like it'll disappoint.

    After Brits took advantage of the mild weather this weekend, we look ahead to more warmth and sunshine.

    If you're looking to enjoy outdoor activities for Mother's Day, you'll be in luck as the weather appears to be staying pleasant for the foreseeable future.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Temperatures to rise

    On Wednesday temperatures will creep up to highs of 19C.

    Temperatures will remain in the high teens for St Patrick’s Day on Thursday and into the weekend.

    It comes after Brits flocked to the beaches over this weekend ahead of the warm week.

    They went to the coast in Dorset, Cornwall and other parts of the UK as temperatures rose into the high teens.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    UK shorelines should expect wet and windy weather

    Though most of us will enjoy sunny weather and mild temperatures, it's not quite the same for our shores.

    Strong winds are expected across most coasts, bring with it lots of rain.

    The next two days will bring showers to the northeast and gales are likely along with lighter winds at times.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    What's the weather forecast for next week?

    With this week looking so lovely for most areas of the UK, we look ahead for much of the same.

    Though we'll likely experience light patches of mist and fog in the early hours of Saturday, it should pass to allow sunshine for the rest of the day throughout most of the UK.

    A breeze is possible in most coastal areas, and rain is expected across the northeast.

    Though temperatures are expected to be mild to very mild in most areas, there is a chance of overnight frost and fog, throughout the week.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    No weather warnings!

    After weeks of flood and storm warnings, no weather warnings have been issued for the coming week.

    Across the UK for the entire year so far, weather and health warnings have plagued the news.

    With COVID cases rising, Boris' partygate, and storm after storm, 2022 has been a tricky affair for many across the UK.

    Some good news though, is that the Met Office has issued no weather warnings for the coming seven days, and sunshine is expected across much of the UK.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Weather for today, Tuesday 15 March

    England and most of Wales in for a sunny treat throughout the day.

    Many in England and Wales might choose to enjoy the weather with a walk or a day out and leave the brolly behind with the sunshine expected throughout the day.

    Scotland, the north of England and Northern Ireland aren't so lucky today.

    Clouds and fog are expected, along with wet and windy weather.

    There is a possibility of coastal gales in these areas.

  • Louis Allwood

    UK weather forecast

    Early fog patches clearing, then sunny spells for many, especially over England and Wales where feeling rather warm.

    Cloudier for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, where wet and windy in parts of north and west, with coastal gales possible.

    Weakening rainband moving southeast across Scotland and Northern Ireland, clearer colder conditions following.

    Areas of cloud and rain developing across parts of England and Wales, where it will be milder.

  • Louis Allwood

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