After a wintry washout brought rain showers, strong winds and minus temperatures to London last week, the forecast is looking more promising for the capital over the next few days. Temperatures are once again due to soar towards the middle of this week, according to BBC Weather.
The forecaster is anticipating a week of milder weather from today (Monday, April 11), with Wednesday, Thursday and Friday set to be the warmest days of the week. Londoners will need their summer wardrobes out on Thursday, when temperatures are set to reach 20C, marking the peak of the three-day hot weather spell.
Londoners can expect a sunny start start to the week today, when “plenty of sunshine throughout” the day should help to keep the Monday blues at bay. The weather should also remain dry throughout, with just a few patches of cloud, although it will be fairly breezy, which will make the temperature feel colder.
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Showers and heavy rain are set to move in from the south overnight and into early Tuesday morning, and Tuesday will be cloudy with longer rain showers in the afternoon. However, the day will also bring milder weather, with temperatures between 10C and 18C, and the wind will ease off as the day progresses.
Wednesday will be mainly dry and mild, with lows of 9C and highs of 19C. The day will start sunny but clouds with gather later on, and Londoners can expect “a few light showers.” Thursday has a similar outlook, with a sunny start, clouding over into the afternoon with a chance of drizzle. Thursday will also see even warmer temperatures – of between 10C and 20C.
Overnight and into Friday it will turn overcast with a few spots of rain, but sunny spells will develop in the afternoon, and the mild weather will continue, with temperatures forecast to be between 8C and 19C.
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