London weather: Hopes for snow dashed as mini ‘heatwave’ on the way with temperatures closer to those seen in April

Hopes of snow for London before the New Year have been dashed as a predicted mini ‘heatwave’ is set to see temperatures rise to those more usually seen in the spring.

According to predictions made by the Met Office, temperatures across the capital are set to rise this week, entering and remaining in double digits by the end of the year.

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While today will see highs of just 8C, this will steadily creep up across the week.

Tomorrow (December 27), temperatures will see highs of 10C with conditions forecast to be “cloudy, changing to light rain by late morning”.

December 28 will be slightly warmer with highs of 11C and lows of 8C, with rain predicted again around lunchtime.

Temperatures will peak on Wednesday (December 29) when it will be a balmy 15C with lows of 13C, with conditions predicted to be “cloudy changing to light rain by late morning”.

Such temperatures are usually seen in the spring, around April, and are considered very mild for this time of year.

As New Year’s Eve approaches, temperatures are expected to remain largely consistent on December 30 and 31, dropping slightly to 14C.

These conditions will remain as we enter 2022, with New Year’s Day also set for highs of 14C and lows of 11C, with the weather predicted to be “cloudy”.

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The news comes as Londoners’ hopes of a white Christmas were dashed yesterday when the capital saw grey clouds and drizzle across most of Christmas Day.

Hopes that snow would fall across the capital were dashed when the South of England saw a large amount of rain fall with highs of 8C.

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