Brits will enjoy 24C bright sunshine today, making it hotter than Portugal, Spain and France.
But Granthshala-worshippers have been urged to make the most of it – as forecasters are predicting much wetter weather on Saturday and Sunday.
The mercury soared during the last blast of summer yesterday.
And Friday is set to be even better, with temperatures warmer than Far in Britain, Portugal, Madrid in Spain or Nice in France.
But people across the country should be prepared for more traditionally autumn scenes in the days to come.
It’s been a week of mixed luck for Britain’s weather.
And Alex Deakin of the Met Office says there is still “considerable uncertainty about the details” for this coming weekend.
He said: “The main three weather elements will be fog conditions in the morning, some heavy showers around – in fact, some big rain likely, but by no means all – and some warm sunshine around.”
And while “details are very elusive” for most of the country, it is far more certain for those in Wales and the south-west, who can expect “breaks of heavy rain”.
Mr Deakin said Saturday is likely to see some “good weather” amid “hit and miss” rain.
But Sunday will be wet for most of us.
“Actually, we are expecting some more clouds and some heavy rain on Sunday,” the meteorologist said.
“Some big rain is possible. There could be a lot of rain in a relatively short period of time.”
However, in more bright news, the sunshine should return in the middle of next week.
last blast of summer
Mr Deakin’s aide Aidan McGivern said the UK has been “warmer than average for the first half of September”.
He said: “Friday is very good weather to come in many places, with warm sunshine looming over much of eastern Scotland, England and Wales.
He admitted that we would face bad weather on Sunday, with a band of particularly rain that would “get very messy”.
Despite this, we will still see strange spots of sunshine – and Mr McGivern said: “It’s certainly not washing up everywhere.”
After that the forecast in the coming days gets pretty sharp – for some.
“All those systems are out of the way by the middle of next week,” he said.
wet and wild weekend
“In the southeast, high pressure off Scandinavia connects with high pressure over the Azores.
“The day will be sunny, the night will be hazy and foggy.
“It’s a different story for North and West Scotland and Northern Ireland.
“A storm headed toward Iceland and the Faroes will bring strong winds – even thunderstorms in some areas – with occasional heavy rain.”
This means that those who mourn the end of a particularly gloomy summer may have a few more days to sunbathe before autumn arrives.
“It is most likely by the end of next week that many places will recover and settle down, especially on the south east side,” Mr McGivern said.
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