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Some Britons are set to bask in 73F (23C) heat this weekend as good weather finally returns to parts of the UK after a miserable start to the months and people flocked to the beaches.
Parts of the south and east of England will see sunshine break through the clouds for parts of the day on Saturday but the forecast isn’t quite as optimistic in others parts of the UK.
Other areas hoping to enjoy a sun-soaked heatwave weekend may have had their plans ruined as it is predicted many parts of the UK will be hit with low cloud and showers.
The Met Office predicted many parts of the UK will be covered in cloud this weekend, with some breaks in the gloomier weather in southern parts of the country and sunny spells in the south.
Meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: ‘There is a lot of cloud across the UK this weekend, some rain but by no means a washout, there will be plenty of dry weather as well.
‘Early morning Scotland sees showers continue as well as the breeze. Away from the showers there will be some clear spells and temperatures into the single figures.’
Some Britons are set to bask in 73F (23C) heat this weekend as good weather finally returns to parts of the UK after a miserable start to the months. Pictured: Bournemouth beach
Parts of the south and east of England will see sunshine break through the clouds for parts of the day on Saturday but the forecast isn’t quite as optimistic in others parts of the UK. Pictured: Battersea Park
A warm front coming in from the west is expected to extend cloud and some rain across central and westerns parts of the UK on Saturday.
Many parts of Wales and the southwest of England will have a gloomy start to the day with a fair amount of cloud which will make its way towards the Midlands and areas of northern England – carrying with it outbreaks of rain.
Meanwhile in southern and eastern counties, residents will wake up this morning with some outbreaks of sunshine which will continue throughout the day and reach above 70F (20C).
Going into Saturday night parts of western England, Wales and northern Ireland will be hit with more light showers while the majority of the southeast of England will stay mostly clear.
Millie Wood, 20, and Sofia Consuegra, 19, enjoyed a day at the beach in Newquay, even braving the sea with many other beachgoers
Hundreds headed to Fistral Beach in Newquay to enjoy the weather but some were spotted wearing hoodies and coats in between the sunny spells
Residents in Cambridge made the most of the sunshine spells on Saturday afternoon punting on the River Cam
Sunday is likely to be a bright start for many, especially in the southeast of England, but showers soon reappear in Scotland throughout the day.
Northern and western England and Wales can expect some light drizzle and cloud while the east of England will stay mostly bright with some showers and temperatures up to 73F (23C) when the cloud and rain breaks.
Going into next week, Brits can expect more sunny spells with Monday remaining mostly dry Monday but with thicker cloud and patchy rain from the northwest later in the day.
Tuesday and Wednesday will see frequent cloud with some rain in places but many areas will remain dry.
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