UK weather: Brits to bask in 17C temperatures in just days – and it’s only just the beginning

BRITS are set to bask in sunny 17C temperatures in the coming days – and that’s just the beginning of the warm weather.

Met Office forecasters are predicting “fine, dry conditions” for much of next week as Spring kicks in after Storm Noa battered the UK with high winds and heavy rain.

PABrits are set to bask in the warm weather in the coming days, like these punters in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire on April 9[/caption]

AlamyThe Sun is expected to be a fairly regular sight, offering more gorgeous sunsets like this one in central London on April 13[/caption]

MET OfficeThe mercury is predicted to nudge 17C in some areas by Sunday[/caption]

A chilly evening tonight is expected to give way as temperatures steadily climb through tomorrow, with most areas seeing the mercury nudge the mid-teens by Sunday afternoon.

Warm conditions of up to 16C are forecast as far north as Leeds, Yorkshire, on Sunday, while western areas from Devon to Lancashire could see 17C on Monday.

The Met’s outlook for Sunday to Tuesday states: “Rain in the North West at first but for most dry with sunny spells.

“Rather warm for many, especially in the west but a chilly easterly breeze developing in the South.”

Then, between Tuesday and Thursday of next week, forecasters expect: “Most places staying dry with sunny spells.

“Light or moderate winds, feeling warm for most but cooler near northern sea coasts. 

“Thereafter, much of the UK likely to be under the influence of high pressure producing fine, dry conditions.”

They also predict “temperatures around average to rather warm” earlier in the week before they rise “above average, locally well above average” by Thursday.

A “settled weather regime”, with “clearer, drier conditions” is then expected for the rest of April and into early May.

This is set to be accompanied by temperatures “trending above average”.

However, the Met warns that “periods of more changeable and unsettled weather are still possible”.

It comes after Storm Noa, named by Meteo-France, brought hail and thunderstorms to parts of the country.

The violent storm caused chaos in coastal areas, including felling trees in Plymouth, Devon, which damaged cars and property, while massive waves were filmed off the coast of Cornwall.

One woman in Fareham, Hampshire, even had to be hospitalised after being hit by scaffolding blown loose by fierce gusts.

The Met revealed on Twitter that gusts reached up to 96mph in the Isle of Wight as heavy rain hit much of the country.

LNPA sunny picnic like this trio enjoyed on Richmond Green, South London on April 9 may be on the minds of many[/caption]

©Graham HuntSome might prefer a trip to the beach, like these sunseekers in Durdle Door, Dorset on Easter Sunday.[/caption]

PAPeople are expected to have plenty of opportunity to soak up some rays next week, as this group did on Bournemouth Beach, Dorset on April 8.[/caption]