Temperatures had dipped of late, with frosty mornings and cold conditions across much of the UK this week. However, this will all soon change as hot weather will reach the UK tomorrow, and continue to climb towards the end of May.
Britons are able to sunbathe and visit parks this weekend but have been warned to observe social distancing guidelines or else face fines.
During the daily coronavirus press conference, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock urged Brits to be sensible in order to keep the virus at bay.
With Britons now able to drive to destinations like beaches and parks, this weekends weather has arrived at the right time.
However if out and about you must adhere to social distancing, ensuring a two-metre – six feet – distance between you and any other person.
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A Met Office spokesman said: “It’s dry and bright for the most part, but some showers will be seen in Northern Scotland and some more persistent rain in Shetland.
“Elsewhere with lighter winds it will feel warmer than Thursday, with temperatures a couple of degrees higher.
“The cloud will melt away from Friday evening, but overall it’s going to get warmer over the weekend.”
The Met Office said the change from cold to warm is due to a flow of air bringing warm continental southerly conditions to the UK.
High pressure will dominate in the south, pushing temperatures up to the mid 20C.
According to NetWeather, this area of high pressure will near southern Britain into the new week and temperatures will climb into the low to mid 20sC for more areas.
Gradually an easterly flow takes hold around the high, so western Britain and Ireland will also see temperatures rising as the week progresses.
The Met Office’s long-range forecast shows this sunny weather could dominate up until June 11.
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They said: “Although with low confidence, this period looks to stay largely dry and fine with bright or sunny spells for many.
“Temperatures generally trending on the warmer side with an increased chance of some very warm/hot spells in the south.”
This would mean sunny weather for the spring bank holiday – which falls on Monday, May 25.
Met Office spokesman Simon Partridge said of this weekend’s weather: “Friday day we will see sunny spells, more cloud around than Thursday, and sadly for Scotland, it will still be cloudy with patchy rain throughout the day.
“Temperatures up a little again, so highs of maybe 18 degrees for the south coast of England and Wales.
“Into the weekend it’s a but more of a split.
“Cloud and patchy rain in the north on Saturday, with persistent rain in Scotland on Sunday.
“Whereas the southern half of the country staying mostly dry with sunny spells with highs of 19, perhaps 20.”
Met Office Five Day forecast
This Evening and Tonight
Some showers in the north, wintry for Shetland, whilst a band of cloud and rain will affect Orkney and the far north of mainland Scotland.
Elsewhere, dry with variable cloud and clear spells. Touch of frost in some southern areas.
Another day of variable cloud and sunny spells, although often cloudy in northern areas with some showers along with more persistent rain for parts of northern Scotland. Warmer than recently.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday
Often cloudy for northern areas with spells of rain, heaviest through Sunday and at first Monday. Many other areas dry and increasingly warm with long sunny periods.
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