Met Office predicts weather will turn even warmer next week

By Lottie Gibbons

The Met Office expects the weather to turn even warmer next week, but it's not all good news.

On Tuesday, the UK recorded its highest temperature since the end of July as the country basked in some early autumn sun.

The mercury reached 30.7C in Wales, whilst highs of 29C were recorded in Merseyside.

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The hot conditions came after the official end of summer, from a meteorological point of view, which is considered to be August 31.

But the warm weather was soon replaced by thunderstorms that struck parts of the country on Wednesday and Thursday.

Whilst we can expect cloudy weather this weekend, temperatures will rise according to the Met Office.

But the rain won't go away just yet.

The Met Office's long-range weather forecast for September 15 to 24 said: "It will probably be turning warmer but more unsettled again during the middle of next week with a chance of showers for most areas, these potentially heavy and thundery in places, especially across central and southern parts.

"Towards the end of next week and thereafter, there is an increased chance of Atlantic systems arriving from the northwest.

"This will see spells of rain move across the country followed by brighter but showery periods.

"Some windy spells are also possible at times.

"It will likely be wettest in the northwest with the best of any drier weather in the southeast.

"Temperatures will be fluctuating around average for most, with a chance of some warm spells in the south."

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