Britain will be hotter than Madrid this weekend as a Spanish plume brings warm air to the country with temperatures as high as 78F
- The Spanish plume will bring warm air to the UK from Spain, which will see temperatures soar this weekend
- They will be as high as 78F in parts of southern and eastern England and 70f to 72F in the north and Scotland
- In comparison, temperatures will be a lot cooler in Spain, with Madrid seeing them drop to as low as 68F
It will be hotter in the UK than in Madrid this weekend as temperatures soar to 78F because of a Spanish plume.
Warm air from the south of Europe will bring dry and sunny weather across the UK, starting on Friday, according to the Met Office.
The temperature could reach 78F in some parts of southern and eastern England, while the mercury is expected to reach 70F to 72F in northern regions and Scotland.
On Saturday, London is expected to be at around 77F as the warm air moves through the UK.
It could be another warm September weekend in the UK, with the Met Office saying that temperatures could be hotter than Madrid
People enjoy the autumn sunshine on Bournemouth beach. This weekend will continue an unseasonably warm September in the UK with temperatures as high as 80F earlier this month
The Met said on Tuesday afternoon: ‘It looks set to get warmer as we head into the weekend.
‘With high pressure in control we should see plenty of sunshine and some of the highest temperatures in the south on Saturday as southeasterly winds push warm air up from the near continent.’
Met Office Meteorologist Simon Partridge told the Sun Online: ‘On Friday and Saturday we can expect to see warm, dry and sunny weather across much of the UK.’
In comparison, temperatures will be a lot cooler in Spain, with Madrid seeing them drop to as low as 68F on Sunday.
Cloud, rain and cool temperatures could hit the UK later on Sunday, however.
It has been an unusually hot September in the UK with temperatures as high as 80F earlier this month.
The month’s average highs are just 64F.
Stunning clouds at St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay on the North East coast before sunrise. Parts of southern and eastern England will be the warmest, but the north and Scotland will also see sunny spells
People enjoy the autumn sunshine on Bournemouth beach yesterday. The Met Office has forecast mainly settled conditions with ‘warm sunshine’ for up to two weeks, until the end of September
The Met Office has forecast mainly settled conditions with ‘warm sunshine’ for up to two weeks, until the end of September.
Highs are more like midsummer than autumn, said ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending.
Met Office forecaster Sarah Kent said: ‘Spells of warm sunshine are likely to continue. It is likely settled conditions will prevail until the end of September.’
The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: ’26C is possible later in the coming week as a thrust of subtropical air brings Indian Summer-style conditions, with plenty of warm sunshine and beach weather for parts.’