‘Heatwave’ on the way from Spain at weekend
WHILE some of us are drawing up our Christmas lists, summer is set to make a surprise reappearance.
Warm air is heading for our shores this weekend, meaning temperatures could surge past 20c to double normal October levels. The mini-heatwave is blowing in from southern Spain. But Mancunians shouldn’t pack away their coats because next week gets off to a rough start.
The tail end of Hurricane Ophelia is expected to reach Britain on Monday, bringing strong winds, heavy rain and cooler temperatures to the north west.
Forecasters have said this weekend will be mainly dry, although there could be some heavy rain around tea time today. Tomorrow, it will be dry and fine, while Sunday is expected to be even warmer but with cloudy skies.
Grahame Madge, spokesman for the Met Office, said: “We have a plume of warm air that is coming across the UK. It will be more pronounced in southern Britain but it will be getting quite north, too.
“Temperatures will be in the 20s, or low 20s, across parts of the UK - getting warmer towards Sunday.
“Saturday generally looks reasonably fine for most.
“On Sunday it will become increasingly cloudy, and there will be some stronger winds.”
The unsettled weather looks likely to continue into Tuesday due to a separate band of low pressure.