London weather: BBC forecasts 11 days of sun with balmy 15C temperatures coming

After a long and cold winter in which the UK witnessed its worst storm in over 30 years, Londoners will be pleased to know that they can finally enjoy some t-shirt weather at the end of this week.

London is set to see a rise in temperatures as of Thursday as the capital braces itself for 11 consecutive days of sunshine that’ll last through this weekend and up until the next. While some parts of the UK will see temperatures as high as 19C, London can expect to see temperatures hit around 15C on Saturday and Sunday.

The weather in London this weekend will actually be warmer than the weather in Rome, which will see temperatures around 12C. It will also be warmer than Istanbul, which is forecast to see chilly temperatures of around 6C.

With temperatures expected to remain warm until March 27, the UK looks set to officially enter Spring on March 20 on a high.

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According to BBC Weather, London will maintain temperatures of around 14C and 15C until March 22 before dipping slightly to 12C and 13C at the end of next week.

After Thursday a breeze of between 8-11 mph is forecast to blow from the East, the Southeast and the South.

Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “Spring will be in the air, with a gentle breeze from the warming continent and temperatures rising through the teens.

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“Wet weather will give way to sunshine, with a drier and warmer trend through mid-March.”

A Met Office forecaster said: “Monday’s sunny spells in the South will see temperatures a little above average. Tuesday will be dry in the South-East, with the North-West’s rain spreading on Wednesday, but fine and sunny from Thursday for the UK.

“From then to late March has temperatures mild to very mild for most, with dry conditions and the sunniest weather in the South and East, although it may be chilly should winds tap into colder air across eastern Europe.”

This comes as weather forecaster Jim Dale told the Express that Brits can look forward to hot weather arriving “fairly early” this year. 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.”

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