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Weather in UK: Sunny days and subzero nights this week after coldest start to April since 2013 | UK News

The UK can expect sunny weather for the rest of the week – but pleasant daytime conditions will be followed in some areas by sub-zero temperatures after dark.

Met Office forecasters predicted daytime temperatures of up to 17 ° C (63 ° F) in London and 10 ° C (50 ° F) in Edinburgh on Tuesday before the mercury dropped Wednesday, with chilly nights throughout. week long.

But daytime temperatures are expected to rebound in time for the weekend – and meteorologist Steven Keates has said it is expected to remain “mostly dry” for much of the country.

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Long-term weather forecast

Mr Keates, of the Met Office, said: ‘Aside from a little bang for parts of the UK from Tuesday we will see the sun stay on for the rest of the week.

“The rain over Northern Ireland and the West of Scotland will move further south-east Monday evening and through Tuesday – this is a feature that is weakening however, so there will be no a huge amount of rain.

“It just means a bit cloudier outlook for the northern half of the UK on Tuesday and the south on Wednesday.”

When the sun is shining, the Met Office said UV levels in the UK this week could be as strong as they normally would be at the end of August.

It follows what has been the coldest start of April since 2013.

The Met Office said average temperatures from April 1 to April 18 were 2-4 ° C cooler than average for this time of year.

Mr Keates said the forecast for the end of April is unclear and could lead to more unexpected weather conditions.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-19 19:47:00