BBC Weather: Parts of UK to hit highs of 26 degrees

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Britain is set to be hit with thunderstorms and heavy rain later today, according to the latest BBC weather forecast. This weather front is set to get even worse on Monday before another scorching heatwave takes hold in the country. BBC meteorologist Darren Bett said that temperatures will return to “what we saw on the Bank Holiday” – when Britain saw its hottest day of the year so far – by next weekend.

He explained: “In the week ahead, there is more cloud to the north-west of the UK.

“But, further south and east, where the pressure is higher, it is likely to stay dry with more sunshine around as well.

“Things will get warmer too. Temperatures will reach at least 26C, where we were at this time last week.”

However, Mr Bett warned that parts of England and Wales will see “some showers later today and those could turn a bit heavy and thundery”.

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Mr Bett told BBC Breakfast viewers: “We are going to have some sunshine across Scotland and Northern Ireland, but for England and Wales things are more complicated.

“Northern England in particular could stay quite dull and damp today.

“Further south it is expected to brighten up as we move through the day.

“Temperatures in Scotland and Northern Ireland could reach 18C, and it could reach 22C in the south-east of England.

BBC Weather: Rain to hit some western parts of UK

“Overnight it will stay in double figures for most of the country, but it could drop to 5C in Scotland.

“Even more showers are expected tomorrow on Monday, particularly across East Anglia and up the eastern side of England. Temperatures will stay similar to today, keeping to 22C.

“Looking ahead, Northern Ireland and Scotland will see more cloud on Tuesday and some rain.

“Further south and east it is likely to stay dry and temperatures are set to rise a bit.

“Further on from that, on Thursday, the jet stream will push some weather fronts into the western side of the UK.

“Further south and east we continue to see dry weather and sunshine.”

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On Saturday, crowds of British beachgoers flocked to the coast as temperatures hit almost 23C across parts of England.

Temperatures recorded in Britain were even hotter than the South of France yesterday.

However, ahead of today, Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent warned it is “not going to be wall-to-wall sunshine”.

She said: “First thing on Sunday morning there will be quite a lot of cloud across central parts of England, eastern Wales, and down to the south-west.

“And in that zone there will be outbreaks of rain, with the odd heavier burst of rain in the south-west.”

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