UK weather weekend forecast LIVE – Sunday to see 20C heatwave but Met Office predicts cold and sunny conditions today

TODAY will get off to a cold and frosty start – but plenty of sunshine will warm up some areas for an expected 20C heatwave this weekend.

The Met Office tweeted on Thursday evening: “It’ll be another cold and #frosty start on Friday morning, but there’ll also be some #sunshine for many of us.”

“Showers will affect some northern areas, especially near the coasts and as temperatures rise, #showers will break out more widely, heaviest in the north and east.”

Heavy snow blanketed parts of the UK on Thursday in a -6C freeze while southern Brits bask in sunshine.

But a mini-heatwave with highs of 20C is expected to sweep southern parts of England this weekend – but Scotland will still be feeling the chill.

In parts of Scotland, temperatures reached as low as -5.5C yesterday morning as a cold snap hits northern Brits.

The Met Office said the South East of England will see the best of the warm weekend weather coming in from the continent.

Read all the latest weather news and updates in our live blog below…

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    BRIGHT, SUNNY MORNING FOR SOME

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    WARM BUT WET

    Despite temperatures heating up, Brits are in for some soggy weather to kick off the weekend.

    A low pressure system will bring strong winds and rain across the UK ruining the plans of Brits enjoying the easing of lockdown restrictions.

    “A low pressure intensifying out in the Atlantic and this could be an intense one again for this time of year,” the Met Office’s Mr Deakin said.

    “Low pressure swinging in and the isobars pinching together telling you it’s going to be windy and these weather fronts will bring rain.”

    But after the temperatures warm up this weekend, Brits will be back in the cycle of cool and showery weather, the forecaster added.

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    'MINI HEATWAVE' TO SWEEP SOUTHERN PARTS OF ENGLAND

    Britain will bask in warm weather this weekend after Thursday's surprise snow is washed away by heavy rain showers.

    A mini-heatwave with highs of 20C is expected to sweep southern parts of England from tomorrow- but many parts will also get a Saturday soaking.

    Alex Deakin, a meteorologist from the Met Office said: "There is some good news for the weekend.

    "We will see things turning warmer.

    "We will see some pretty warm air, so temperatures will get a boost through the weekend."

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    UNSETTLED FRIDAY AHEAD

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    LOW-PRESSURE SYSTEM BRINGING STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN OVER WEEKEND

    Starting off the weekend, a low pressure system will bring strong winds and rain across the UK ruining the plans of Brits enjoying the easing of lockdown restrictions.

    “A low pressure intensifying out in the Atlantic and this could be an intense one again for this time of year,” the Met Office’s Mr Deakin said.

    “Low pressure swinging in and the isobars pinching together telling you it’s going to be windy and these weather fronts will bring rain.”

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    ODDS ON FOR WETTEST MAY AHEAD OF WEEKEND WASHOUT

    Leading bookmaker Coral makes it odds on, at 4-5, that this May is the wettest since records began as the UK prepares for a weekend of torrential rain.

    Bank Holiday Monday kicked off the the month with wet weather and the forecasts are showing no signs of improving.

    “We make it odds on now that this month is the wettest May that we have ever had, ahead of another soaking wet weekend on the way,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

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    THE SUN'S THREE DAY WEATHER MAP

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    UK WEATHER FORECAST – GLORIOUS 20C HEATWAVE TO SWEEP BRITAIN THIS WEEKEND BUT FIRST SNOW WILL HIT PARTS OF COUNTRY

    UK weather forecast – Glorious 20C heatwave to sweep Britain this weekend but first SNOW will hit parts of country

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    MET OFFICE: COLD AND FROSTY FRIDAY MORNING, BUT ‘SUNSHINE FOR MANY’

    The Met Office tweeted: “It’ll be another cold and #frosty start on Friday morning, but there’ll also be some #sunshine for many of us.”

    “Showers will affect some northern areas, especially near the coasts and as temperatures rise, #showers will break out more widely, heaviest in the north and east.”

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    IN PICTURES: SNOWY CONDITIONS AT A SCOTTISH ELECTION POLLING STATION IN FARR, NEAR INVERNES

    Snowy conditions at a Scottish Parliamentary election polling station in the village of Farr, near Inverness
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    WEATHER FORECAST FOR THIS MORNING

    Friday morning will begin with a frost with showers developing throughout the day.

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    PERFECT PLACES TO STAYCATION THIS SUMMER

    These stunning photos reveal the UK’s hidden gems and feature locations such as the Lake District, Devon and the Cotswolds.

    A poll of 2,000 Brits has identified the places we’re most eager to visit this summer – with 38 per cent looking forward to exploring new places when they’re allowed.

    The Peak District and Yorkshire are among the top choices for a break – with the Isle of Wight and Snowdonia also sought after for a peaceful holiday.

    For the full list, click here.

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    METEOGROUP FORECAST FOR FRIDAY

    A dry and bright start to the day tomorrow with any early mist soon clearing to reveal sunny spells, according to the latest Meteogroup forecast.

    Sunny spells will continue during the day but patchy cloud cover will build bringing the chance of showers.

    These will be mostly across northern and eastern areas and showers may be wintry across Scotland.

    Friday evening will see the daytime showers will ease and clear this evening to reveal some late spells of sunshine. Overnight will then be mostly dry with patches of mist and fog forming across north-east Scotland.

    Thick cloud will build in from the south-west bringing rain which will be heavy for south-west Britain by dawn.

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    MET OFFICE WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY – MONDAY

    Friday:

    Sunny spells, these quite prolonged in southwestern areas and probably Northern Ireland, with just isolated light showers. Elsewhere showers developing, heavy with hail in some northeastern parts. A little warmer.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Rain spreading from the southwest to all parts on Saturday, heavy in southwest England and south Wales. Sunny spells and showers, heavy in places, on Sunday and Monday. Windy.

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    WEEKEND WEATHER TO SEE THINGS GET WARMER

    Alex Deakin, a meteorologist from the Met Office said: "There is some good news for the weekend.

    "We will see things turning warmer.

    "We will see some pretty warm air, so temperatures will get a boost through the weekend.

    "It could get really quite warm. Certainly, we are looking at temperatures in the mid to high teens.

    "Certainly a lot warmer than it is at the moment.

    "We could top 20C possibly across the south east."

  • Joseph Gamp

    LOW-PRESSURE SYSTEM BRINGING STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN OVER WEEKEND

    Starting off the weekend, a low pressure system will bring strong winds and rain across the UK ruining the plans of Brits enjoying the easing of lockdown restrictions.

    “A low pressure intensifying out in the Atlantic and this could be an intense one again for this time of year,” the Met Office’s Mr Deakin said.

    “Low pressure swinging in and the isobars pinching together telling you it’s going to be windy and these weather fronts will bring rain.”

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    WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY

    Friday morning will begin with a frost with showers developing throughout the day.

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    WATCH: 10 DAY WEATHER FORECAST SHOWS FROSTY AND SHOWERY CONDITIONS

    UK Weather – 10 day trend shows frosty and showery weather for the begining of Spring 2021

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    WEEKEND WARM-UP

    Heavy snow is set to blanket parts of the UK today in a -6C freeze while southern Brits bask in sunshine.

    A mini-heatwave with highs of 20C is expected to sweep southern parts of England this weekend – but Scotland will still be feeling the chill.

    In parts of Scotland, temperatures reached as low as -5.5C this morning as a cold snap hits northern Brits.

    But the South East of England is set to bathe in highs of 20C this weekend as warm winds come in from the continent, the Met Office said.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: COLD AND FROSTY FRIDAY MORNING, BUT 'SUNSHINE FOR MANY'

    The Met Office tweeted: "It'll be another cold and #frosty start on Friday morning, but there'll also be some #sunshine for many of us."

    "Showers will affect some northern areas, especially near the coasts and as temperatures rise, #showers will break out more widely, heaviest in the north and east."

  • Joseph Gamp

    PERFECT PLACES TO STAYCATION THIS SUMMER

    These stunning photos reveal the UK’s hidden gems and feature locations such as the Lake District, Devon and the Cotswolds.

    A poll of 2,000 Brits has identified the places we’re most eager to visit this summer – with 38 per cent looking forward to exploring new places when they’re allowed.

    The Peak District and Yorkshire are among the top choices for a break – with the Isle of Wight and Snowdonia also sought after for a peaceful holiday.

    For the full list, click here.

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    WATCH: SNOW SWEEPS ACROSS THE NORTH TODAY IN A -5C POLAR PLUNGE BEFORE AN 'INTENSE' WEEKEND WASHOUT

    Snow sweeps across the North today in a -5C polar plunge before an ‘intense’ weekend washout

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    METEOGROUP FORECAST FOR FRIDAY

    A dry and bright start to the day tomorrow with any early mist soon clearing to reveal sunny spells, according to the latest Meteogroup forecast.

    Sunny spells will continue during the day but patchy cloud cover will build bringing the chance of showers.

    These will be mostly across northern and eastern areas and showers may be wintry across Scotland.

    Friday evening will see the daytime showers will ease and clear this evening to reveal some late spells of sunshine. Overnight will then be mostly dry with patches of mist and fog forming across north-east Scotland.

    Thick cloud will build in from the south-west bringing rain which will be heavy for south-west Britain by dawn

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY – MONDAY

    Friday:

    Sunny spells, these quite prolonged in southwestern areas and probably Northern Ireland, with just isolated light showers. Elsewhere showers developing, heavy with hail in some northeastern parts. A little warmer.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Rain spreading from the southwest to all parts on Saturday, heavy in southwest England and south Wales. Sunny spells and showers, heavy in places, on Sunday and Monday. Windy.

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    IN PICTURES: PEOPLE BRAVE RAIN SHOWERS IN CAMBRIDGE

    People out in Cambridge needed umbrellas as there were intermittent showers but some sun later in the dayCredit: SWNS

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