Newcastle as hot as Portugal after mini heatwave sees temperatures reach 25C

By Maria Cassidy

Temperatures are predicted to rise this week as parts of the North East will be as warm as parts of Portugal.

It was predicted the UK would see a mini heatwave for this week as temperatures would soar up to 25C in the North East and 28C in London.

However, the warm weather will stay with us for only a short time this week as miserable weather is expected on Thursday.

The sunshine is set to continue for most of Tuesday as temperatures are expected to reach up to 23C, similar to those in Porto today.

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According to the Met Office, Newcastle is predicted to be just as warm as Lisbon on Wednesday seeing temperatures of up to 25C.

However, on Thursday it's time to get the brollies out as a yellow weather warning has been issued for thunderstorms likely to cause disruption.

Here are your daily forecasts for the region for the rest of the week.

Today

A fine and dry day on Tuesday, with plenty of sunshine once early mist and fog patches dissipate. Warm or very warm for most, though slightly cooler near the coast. Maximum temperature 25 °C.

Tonight

Dry with large amounts of evening sun, followed by plenty of clear spells overnight. Some light winds, leading to a few mist and fog patches. Mild. Minimum temperature 15 °C.

Wednesday

Another dry and sunny day, feeling again very warm. Some light winds, though breezy on hills and perhaps coasts. Sun becoming hazy in the evening. Maximum temperature 27 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday

Rather cloudy with sunny spells and showers, these widespread, occasionally heavy and locally thundery on Thursday. Showers more active in the west on Friday. Drier, brighter on Saturday. Less warm.

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