TEMPERATURES in the UK are expected to be hotter than Madrid this weekend as a Spanish plume brings a 26C scorcher.
Britain is set to reap the benefits of warm air drawn up from the south of the continent – bringing warm, dry and sunny weather across most of the UK.
Warm air is predicted to begin to come through on Friday, the Met Office has said.
Highs of up to 26C could reach some parts of southern and eastern England, while northern regions towards Scotland are expected to sit around 21 and 22C.
Met Office Meteorologist Simon Partridge told the Sun Online: “On Friday and Saturday we can expect to see warm, dry and sunny weather across much of the UK.”
Estimates place temperatures in London at 25C for the Saturday.
Similarly, the Met issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon, saying: “It looks set to get warmer as we head into the weekend.
“With high pressure in control we should see plenty of sunshine and some of the highest temperatures in the south on Saturday as southeasterly winds push warm air up from the near continent.”
The balmy conditions are in contrast to our usually warmer neighbours, with Spain set to cop a much cooler weekend ahead.
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The capital Madrid will see temperatures in the low 20s, with a 23C high on Saturday – dropping to a 20C high on the Sunday.
However, there is more uncertainty for UK weather conditions on the Sunday, with possibly more cloud and rain dropping temperatures.
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