UK weather forecast: Scorching Saturday strikes as Britain melts in heatwave

For much of the country, Saturday is expected to bring warmer temperatures and plenty of sun. A Met Office meteorologist explained: “As we go through this weekend, we see a warm day on Saturday for many of us but it will be turning colder on Sunday.

“As we go through Saturday, it remains quite cloudy and wet across northern Scotland with an increase in wind here too.

“But elsewhere a fine start to Saturday.”

There will be a scattering of showers across central parts of the UK.

The meteorologist said: “We could see one or two thundery showers develop.

“In the sunshine though, especially down towards the southeast we could see highs reaching 25 or 26 degrees.”

Saturday evening will see some showers across England and Wales.

The meteorologist continued: “That will then herald a much colder day for all of us on Sunday with the return of some frost by early next week.”

People across Britain will have to resist the urge to leave their home unnecessarily on Saturday to enjoy the warm weather.

The government still warning Britons not to break lockdown restrictions.

Met Office spokesperson Bonnie Diamond told The Sun: “[Saturday] will be fine and dry with sunny spells for most.

“Warm in the south with temperatures widely reaching the low 20’s Celsius, 25 or 26 Celsius possible in a few spots on Saturday.”

She continued: “Chance of afternoon/early evening showers developing on both days, some heavy with a risk of thunder.

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“But it will be a cloudier day on Sunday, feeling cooler for everyone, most notably across northern parts of the UK.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned people not to rush to parks or benches to enjoy the sun this weekend.

He tweeted on Thursday: “We cannot throw away the effort and sacrifice of the British people.

“I ask you to contain your impatience because I believe we are coming now to the end of the first phase of the conflict.”

A government spokesperson told The Sun: “We are asking people to stay at home in order to stop the spread of the virus and, by doing so, protect the NHS and save lives.”

Some police forces have issued warnings to the public to stop crowds forming over the weekend.

Devon and Cornwall and Norfolk Police have warned people to comply to current lockdown restrictions.

Cumbria Police have also urged people to avoid the Lake District and stay at home.

In a statement, the managing director of Cumbria Tourism, Gill Haigh said: “Now, with the Bank Holiday Weekend ahead, we urge people to continue to show that restraint and stay home – no matter how tempting it may be.

“Our mountains, lakes, attractions and hotels will still be here to welcome tourists and when it is once again safe to travel our businesses look forward to welcoming you back – but that time is not now.”

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