UK weather forecast: Met Office predicts three days of sunshine - as temperatures set to reach 23C

Weather delight as Met Office forecasts mini-heatwave over the next three days before autumn sets in

Parts of the UK will bask in warm weather for three days with a mini-heatwave forecast for the last time this summer.

Temperatures will hit as high as 23C in some regions with dry and bright spells forecasted by the Met Office.

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What is today’s weather forecast?

On Thursday (23 September) it is forecasted to be a mostly dry, warm and fine day with the best of any sunshine in eastern and central parts. Thicker cloud may bring some patchy rain at times to the west.

London will see highs of 22C with the south and most of England and Wales enjoying warm, dry skies.

However, the Met Office has predicted “severe gales and squally showers across the far north”.

What has the Met Office said?

There will be “plenty more sunshine across much of the country today”, Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin told The Sun.

“Much of southern Scotland and certainly most of England and Wales will have another fine day of September sunshine.

Temperatures are responding to that sunshine, heading up into the low twenties - 22C, maybe 23C across parts of the south east,” Mr Deakin reported.

What is the forecast for the next few days?

On Friday (24 September) it will be rather cloudy in the west and north where it will be particularly breezy and some rain is likely. The east will see the best of the sunshine and temperatures overall will be warm for most regions.

Saturday (25 September) is forecast to be largely warm across the country with some rain for the northwest.

Scattered showers will arrive overnight on Sunday (26 September), likely to be heavy in the east. A band of rain will push east Sunday and into Monday.

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