Bath City

UK weather: Somerset braces for hottest day of the year so far this week Bath City News

Brits will ditch winter woolens for t-shirts this week – tomorrow (Friday) set to be the hottest day of the year so far. Warm air rising from the mainland could see temperatures across Somerset reach a wide 15C – possibly rising further in sheltered places.

And the news remains good, with the county set for a warm weekend with temperatures across the UK set to peak at a balmy 18C. The spring weather replaces the wet weather yesterday where people have been forced out the umbrellas as the west country was soaked.

And although today saw a cold start with temperatures aspiring around 4°C, the mercury is expected to rise to 14°C in the afternoon. Met Office forecaster Clare Nasir said it was expected to be “very hot” this weekend.

Read more: How to enjoy St Patrick’s Day in Somerset, according to an Irish woman

She said: “Temperatures are on the rise over the next few days. Most places will be nice and dry with beautiful sunshine..

“Over the weekend high pressure reaching Denmark will allow stable conditions to spread across the UK, but stronger winds on Saturday certainly, gusting over hills and moorland as well as mountains, but with a southerly wind, it will be very hot. on some parts. In general, the weekend promises to be nice and dry, much warmer with a little sunshine.”

The Met Office said the hottest day so far in 2022 was 17.2C in Pershore, Worcestershire, and forecaster Dan Stroud agreed it could get hotter than that over the next few days .

“We are likely to see very pleasant spring sunshine, particularly for the London and South East region, during the day on Saturday,” he said. “We’re looking at temperatures up to 16, 17 and maybe even a rounded 18C could be possible.”

Read more: Rare Greenland shark that can live up to 500 years found on Westcountry coast

The Met Office five-day forecast for the South West

Today (Thursday):

After a cold start, it will be a dry and mostly sunny day. A few scattered clouds developing during the afternoon in parts of Devon and Cornwall. Feeling pleasantly warm under the afternoon sun. Maximum temperature 14°C.

This evening:

Clouds continue to roll in from the west through the evening so most areas become cloudy but a few clear patches persist. Minimum temperature 0°C.


A cloudy but bright start to Friday, but some prolonged and decent sunny spells developing in the morning, with mostly clear skies by mid-afternoon. Feel warm especially in the sun. Maximum temperature 16°C.

Outlook from Saturday to Monday:

Dry with lots of sun. Cool nights and mornings, with local frost and fog at first, but feeling warm in the sun. May be cloudier on Monday with a few showers.

READ MORE: Former public restrooms now thrive as Asian street takeaways

READ MORE: We try lovely Somerset coffee with countless hot chocolate flavors

More about this article: Read More
This notice was published: 2022-03-17 07:25:19

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *