Forecasters predict '˜warmest day of the year so far' today in south east

It could be a glorious day for those in the south east today with temperatures set to rise over 15C for the first time this year.

Thursday, 30th March 2017, 8:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:03 pm
Credit: Shaun Roster

The Met Office is forecasting sunny weather throughout the region, ahead of April’s arrival with trademark showers.

Highs of 22C are forecast in the London area, with those nearer the coast expecting up to 16C.

Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: ‘We are dragging up really warm air from Iberia and with relatively calm conditions in the south east that’s what is allowing temperatures to climb quite high.’

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But there could be more rain on the way at the start of April.

The warm air mass will edge south and eastwards on Friday, but temperatures are expected to remain well above average for southern parts before a wet start to the weekend.

Mr Burkill said: ‘Saturday is looking quite showery across the whole of the UK, although Sunday will be a pretty decent day for most with calm and bright conditions.’

Last night the Met Office tweeted: ‘Thursday is on course to be the warmest day of the year so far. Temperatures could reach 22 °C towards southeast England & East Anglia.’

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