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Mini heat wave could see people enjoying ‘hottest week of the year’ with highs of 18C UK News

A mini heat wave could allow people to enjoy “the hottest week of the year” with temperatures reaching 18 ° C in parts of the country.

Although Monday morning will see frost and fog, the Met Office said the skies will clear and temperatures are expected to rise.

In the northeast, it is expected to be a sunny morning with “a few sunny spells” as the day continues to remain hot and dry all afternoon with highs of 16 ° C.

But towards the end of the week, temperatures are expected to rise further, which means it could become the hottest week of the year so far, the Mirror reports.

A Met Office forecaster said: “For the vast majority, once the morning fog is cleared, it looks like another dry day.

“Lots of sun too and really a lot warmer I think, with highs of 17 ° C or 18 ° C expected in many inland areas.”

Clear skies and dry conditions are expected to continue into the evening.

Warmer and sunny weather is expected this week, as millions expect another week of eating and drinking outside pubs, after lockdown restrictions were eased on Monday, April 12.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “Daytime temperatures will increase a bit over the next few days.”

An estimated 2.7 million people had drinks outside pubs over the weekend, with around 250,000 establishments now serving alcohol, while 20 million took to the main streets.

Around four million pints were drunk per day and the whopping £ 3 billion was spent over the weekend.

The UK had the sunniest April on record last year, according to the Met Office.

It was also the fifth hottest April on record and the UK only received 40 percent of April’s average rainfall.

Here is the full forecast for the region:


A cold start with frosts or isolated patches of fog rising soon, then a dry and bright morning with a few flashes of sunshine, especially in the east. Staying warm and dry all afternoon, but with increasingly hazy sun. Maximum temperature 16 ° C.


Again cold overnight, but mostly cloudy for much of the area. Some brief periods of daylight are possible, with a risk of light frost, fog or coastal fog. Minimum temperature 0 ° C.


After an early frost or a clear haze, a dry but mostly cloudy morning with light winds. Cloud then thickening throughout the afternoon with a few patches of rain and drizzle. Maximum temperature 17 ° C.

Outlook from Wednesday to Friday:

Clouds and rain dissipate until Wednesday morning, then dry and sunny later but freezing overnight. Fine, dry and sunny until Thursday and Friday, but with new frosts at night.