Summer back with a bang as Met Office forecasts 25C scorcher in UK next week

Our torrid spell of weather will be left firmly in the past as the UK basks in Mediterranean heat next week.

Temperatures will rise over the next seven days with the mercury hitting the 22C mark in the south of England on Monday, forecasters believe.

And on Tuesday, London will be a searing 25C – a full two degrees hotter than Rabat, the capital of Morrocco.

While the capital and home counties will get the best of it, the rest of the country will also be coxed out of the seasonal gloom of the past week.

Bristol will enjoy highs of 22C on Tuesday, with cities including Leeds, Manchester and Cardiff comfortably in the 20s.

Although patchy cloud cover will stop uninterrupted spells of sunshine, the chance of rain is dramatically reduced across the country from Monday.

After a month's worth of rain fell in a 24 hour period in parts of the country last week, large swathes of the UK will be free from even the lightest of drizzles for the next fortnight.

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said: “We are expecting to see high pressure rebuild during the early part of next week and we expect to see temperatures possibly hitting the mid-20Cs or even higher by the middle of the week.

“This is most likely across the south and east of the country as we have warm air coming up from the Continent where temperatures are going to get into the 30Cs.

“However this is going to be short-lived, beyond Wednesday it is going to turn more changeable, but the pattern of almost incessant rain is going to come to an end.

“There is some more rain forecast over the next few days but it is going to be nothing like what we have seen through this week.

“Temperatures will rise everywhere by Wednesday, however it will be more noticeable in the south and the southeast.”

Brits will have to endure another weekend washout before the summery weather returns however.

Eleven flood warnings have been issued for spots across the country, with the River Severn and River Vyrnwy in the west expected to burst their banks in several places.

A further 42 flood alerts have been sent out urging people in affected areas to prepare for a deluge.

The miserable weather that has hung over Britain for the past week hasn't shifted because of a rigid jet stream pattern.

Festival goers at Download and the Isle of Wight have born the brunt of the torrid weather in the past couple of days.

Many heavy metal fans have abandoned their tents and gone home after torrential rain left the two events a muddy mess.

By the middle of next week the west to east weather driver will be broken up, meaning low pressure in northern Europe will begin to shift.

This should allow a warmer front to move up from the south, causing the temperatures to rise.

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