Temperatures in London and the south east are set to climb as high as 16C (Picture: SplashNews)
Temperatures in London are set to soar over the weekend with highs of 16C expected by Sunday.
Just a week since an icy chill engulfed the capital and brought freezing conditions, it’s set to be unseasonably mild on both Saturday and Sunday.
The recent heavy rain is also set to subside but there will only be brief hints of sunshine, despite the warm temperatures.
Met Office Meteorologist Rebecca Mitchell told Metro: ‘We’re expecting Sunday to be the warmest day and we could see highs of 16C in London. On Saturday it will be closer to 15C.
‘Most places across the country should see temperatures in the double figures, considerably higher than the average temperature for this time of year which is around 7 or 8C.
‘It will be dry but cloudy without lots of sunshine but there will be some bright spells on both Saturday and Sunday.
‘So it will feel a little bit more like spring, particularly compared to last week when it was only 1 or 2C.’
The warm weather is being caused by a change in wind direction which has brought milder south westerly winds.
Just a week ago, London was engulfed in snow and ice (Picture: SplashNews)
A dust plain over Africa is also affecting the weather in the UK and could mean there are some spectacular sunsets by the end of the weekend.
While London and the south east are set to see the best of the weekend weather, it will be mild elsewhere too although western areas are due to experience more unsettled conditions.
An amber weather warning for rain has been issued by the Met Office for parts of south Wales, with flooding possible.
Temperatures will dip a bit at the start of next week but are likely to remain in double figures.
But Ms Mitchell warned Londoners that rain and strong winds could return during the week.
She also said further snowfall cannot be ruled out this winter although the rest of February is expected to be mild.
‘It looks like things could get colder again by the start of March which could mean that we see more snowfall so that’s certainly something we’ll be keeping an eye on’, she said.
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