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BBC weather said temperatures in some parts of the country could reach 23C today as sunshine bakes the UK.

BBC weather forecaster Chris Fawkes, however, did warn on the Today programme that some parts of Britain were set to be hit by thunderstorms.

He said: “On the weather menu today we have got some warm sunshine, a few thunderstorms, some low cloud and some fog. Not all in the same places, you’ll be pleased to hear but there is a spread of weather around the country today.

“For most of England and Wales, we have got some warm spells of sunshine coming up today. The cloud across south-west England, Wales and northern-west England will tend to thin and break with time, some warm sunshine coming through here.

“But we are going to see some showers. We have already seen those at the moment affecting parts of Kent and Sussex and although those showers will ease for a time later this morning, one or two thundery showers will develop later on in the afternoon.

“Still for most of us, warm and sunny, temperatures between 20C and 23C. The only other exception is across north-east England where there is some low cloud and some fog lapping onto the north sea coast, keeping things cool here.”

The Met Office also warns some parts of the country could be battered by thunderstorms.

A statement on their website read: “Any remaining rain over northwest Scotland dying out and turning brighter.

“Low cloud and fog persisting on some coasts, especially northeast England and Scotland.

“Dry, warm and sunny elsewhere with a risk of thundery showers for central/southern England and Wales.”

Their forecast for Wednesday added: “Overnight low cloud and fog quickly clearing to the coast.

“Dry, warm and sunny for most, but cooler along the east coast. Isolated thundery showers developing in the south.”

The warning about heavy downpours comes as long-range forecasters predicted glorious weather for much of the country for the next 10 days.

Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said: “If you like your spring weather dry and sunny you will like the 10-day trend.

“The indication is that high pressure will remain close to the British Isles over the next 10 days leading to a lot of dry and sunny weather.

“Friday is another day of virtually unbroken sunshine, blue skies and warm temperatures and that is how we begin Saturday with high-pressure slap bang over the British Isles.”

2018-05-22 07:47:32

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