December 2, 2020

UK weather – BOOST for lockdown Brits with 10-day late Indian Summer and highs hotter than the Mediterranean

UK weather – BOOST for lockdown Brits with 10-day late Indian Summer and highs hotter than the Mediterranean

A 10-DAY late Indian Summer will boost lockdown Brits as a 700 mile-wide ‘subtropical burst’ brings near-record 20C highs hotter than the Mediterranean – but snow will follow.

Days after England’s first snow, the West is due 20C today, with 18C – 6C above the 12C average – tomorrow and Monday, warmer than 17C Marseille, France.

The Met Office forecast “particularly mild” conditions lasting past mid-month.

But plunging temperatures and snow are due from late November.

Temperatures across the UK fell further yesterday, as persistent freezing fog clouded the country.

Conditions are expected to remain settled through today, with sunshine forecast to break through once the fog and cloud finally clears – but it looks to be a bitter weekend ahead.

It comes after Fireworks Night conditions were the coldest on record with temperatures falling to as low as -3C in some areas.

The big freeze is expected to ease by the end of the weekend – but worse cold spells are due in an “early winter” later this month, ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of WeatherTrending said.

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