Devon is poised to enjoy a weekend of glorious sunshine, rivaling the temperatures seen in Spain. High pressure systems are bringing a sustained period of warm weather, promising a fine outlook for the upcoming week.
On Saturday, Exeter is expected to reach a temperature of 21°C, surpassing the anticipated heat in Barcelona. Other parts of the South West may even experience hotter conditions, with mercury rising to 23°C in certain areas, as per the Met Office.
According to the national weather forecaster, Saturday will begin with a fresher start compared to recent days, but any lingering clouds will soon dissipate, giving way to a day of abundant, warm, and intense sunshine. The south coast may experience a breezy condition. The maximum temperature for the day is expected to reach 23°C.
Sunday is predicted to be even warmer, with Exeter reaching a high of 23°C and uninterrupted sunshine throughout the day.
Met Office meteorologist Mark Wilson stated, “There is plenty more sunshine in store. Although some clouds may appear occasionally along the east coast, there are no signs yet of any significant rainfall. We will have another dry start on Saturday morning, with sunshine prevailing from the start for many areas. The clouds will gradually disperse by the afternoon, resulting in a fine weather scenario across the region with plenty of sunshine.”
Here is the UK’s 5-day weather forecast:
Headline: A dry and sunny weekend
Tonight: The evening will remain dry with abundant late sunshine. Overnight, it will be clear and dry, with a fresh feeling away from the coast. The minimum temperature will be 5°C.
Sunday: Another day of long-lasting, intense sunshine, creating a warm ambiance in the sun. The coastal areas will experience a slight breeze, providing a fresher feel. The maximum temperature will be 23°C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: The dominance of high-pressure systems will keep the weather dry. Expect plenty of strong sunshine, although some clouds may form at times. Days will be warm, with cool overnight temperatures and a gentle breeze.