BRITAIN is set for another spring scorcher today as temperatures look set to rise with London expected to be hotter than Madrid.

According to the Met Office, London could see heat of 20C making the capital four degrees warmer than the Spanish capital Madrid – which is forecast to see temperatures of 16C today.

Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that Sunday will see “sunny spells and scattered showers” in the east and south.

It added that conditions will be "breezy through the weekend" but it will be "rather warm in the south and west, but colder by Monday".

Weather forecasts from WXCharts also show a large plume of snow sweeping in over Scotland and northern England on Thursday 5 May.

High winds of up to 62km/h (39mph) will then move across the country on Friday 6 May, while western and northern parts can expect speeds of 75km/h on Saturday 7 May.

The Met Office meanwhile anticipates a more modest phase of changeable weather to see in the new month, with their long range weather forecast from Wednesday 27 April to Friday 6 May reading: "Most areas remaining dry, but showers possible in the north, and later the far south. Likely to be breezy in the southwest, and the south at times."

And, to top it all off, the mercury is forecast to plunge to -3C next week.

Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan told the Express that "some rural spots" could even see lows of -3C in overnight frosts during the first part of next week.

Read our UK weather blog below for the latest forecasts and updates

  • Milica Cosic

    Long range forecast from April 27 – May 6

    The Met Office anticipates a more modest phase of changeable weather to see in the new month.

    Their long range weather forecast from Wednesday 27 April to Friday 6 May reads: “Most areas remaining dry, but showers possible in the north, and later the far south.

    “Likely to be breezy in the southwest, and the south at times.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Umbrella’s at the ready

    Weather forecasts from WXCharts also show a large plume of snow sweeping in over Scotland and northern England on Thursday 5 May.

    High winds of up to 62km/h (39mph) will then move across the country on Friday 6 May, while western and northern parts can expect speeds of 75km/h on Saturday 7 May.

  • Milica Cosic

    UK weather outlook for Monday and Tuesday

    Monday will bring spells of sunshine however variable amounts of cloud cover will tend to build during the day bringing a chance of a few light showers.

    There will be early sunny spells on Tuesday although cloud will build during the day and there is a chance of a few showers across eastern areas.

  • Milica Cosic

    Gardeners, you've been warned…

    Forecaster Tom Morgan warned that the cold weather isn't "great news for gardeners".

    He told MailOnline: "They may have spent the weekend planting beneath the sun but we could see patchy frosts by Wednesday which could undo all of their hard work.

    "Some rural spots could drop to -3C through the first part of the week.

    "It will feel more spring-like during the day, despite the occasional showers, but not in the mornings or overnight."

  • Milica Cosic

    It's going to get colder from Monday

    The warm spells will subside by Monday, when it's expected to get colder.

    And the balmy 18C conditions won't last – as the Met Office warns of a sub-zero plunge at the start of the next week.

    London is expected to face temperatures as low as 4C, while parts of the north, Scotland and areas in Belfast could drop to below 0C.

    WXCharts are even predicting snow before the end of April, hitting the north of Scotland on Friday April 29 and the south of England and Wales from Sunday May 1.

    The dip follows from the hottest day of the year so far, recorded over the bank holiday when temperatures rose over 23C in London.

  • Milica Cosic

    Bookies cut odds this spring ending as the hottest on record

    Leading bookmaker Coral has cut the odds to 1-2 (from 5-4) on this spring ending as the hottest on record in the UK.

    The firm go 5-4 for next month to be a record hot May, while it is 4-6 for 2022 to be the hottest year the UK has ever had.

    "It has been a glorious start to spring and our betting suggests things could get better, as we make it odds-on to end as the hottest spring on record in the UK," said Coral's John Hill.

    "Hopefully the sun remains shining as we head into the new month. The early odds point to soaring temperatures in May," added Hill.

    • Hottest spring on record in the UK = 1-2
    • 2022 to be hottest year on record in the UK = 4-6
    • Hottest May on record in the UK = 5-4

    Tonight's weather

    Daytime showers will ease across most areas this evening to reveal late spells of sunshine.

    Cloud will tend to linger across southern and central England bringing a chance of showers although this will slowly clear south-westwards overnight.

    Elsewhere will be dry with lengthy clear spells.

    Showers to start the new week

    A few showers on Monday, mainly for England, otherwise dry with sunny spells.

    Breezy along some south and east coasts; light winds elsewhere up until Wednesday.

    Chilly by night with some rural frost.

    Thank you for reading my coverage this evening. Louis Allwood will be back with you tomorrow morning.

    • Milica Cosic

      Snow on the cards?!

      Advanced weather modelling maps show that the UK could be in for some shock flurries of snow at the start of next month.

      The first band of snow will sweep in across the north of Scotland late on Friday April 29, before moving down the north-east coast of England on Saturday, April 30.

      May then begins with widespread snow across the United Kingdom, with flakes falling in the south of England and Wales on Sunday and Monday, May 1-2.

      Snow will hit Scotland in the early hours of May 1, starting in Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh before slowly moving southward throughout the day.

      Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham could follow with millions of Brits in northern and central England set to see some of the white stuff.

      Unfortunately, the potential dumping is too far away for the forecaster to predict exactly how many inches we can expect to settle on the ground.

    • Milica Cosic

      Britain will be hotter than the ALGARVE tomorrow

      BRITAIN will be hotter than the Algarve tomorrow as the mercury soars to 18C – but a cold snap will sweep in next week.

      Sunday will be filled with sunshine as the balmy temperatures continue, before the weather takes a drastic turn on Monday.

      Forecasters say the heat in London will teeter to 18C with some sunny spells, while the Algarve will stagnate at 17C – with plenty of showers thrown in.

      The recent heavy rain in Spain and Portugal has put a dampener on Brit's holidays after thousands jetted off for an Easter break.

      Sun worshippers have been able to make the most of this weekend in the UK by basking in the sunshine on beaches and in parks.

      Northwest England, western Scotland and Northern Ireland are set to get the best of the sunshine.

      Those in the east and south of the country were told to expect "sunny spells and scattered showers".

      But the warm weather will abruptly come to an end on Monday, with the Met Office warning of a sub-zero plunge at the start of the next week.

    • Milica Cosic

      Umbrella's at the ready

      Weather forecasts from WXCharts also show a large plume of snow sweeping in over Scotland and northern England on Thursday 5 May.

      High winds of up to 62km/h (39mph) will then move across the country on Friday 6 May, while western and northern parts can expect speeds of 75km/h on Saturday 7 May.

    • Milica Cosic

      Long range forecast from April 27 – May 6

      The Met Office anticipates a more modest phase of changeable weather to see in the new month.

      Their long range weather forecast from Wednesday 27 April to Friday 6 May reads: "Most areas remaining dry, but showers possible in the north, and later the far south.

      "Likely to be breezy in the southwest, and the south at times."

    • Milica Cosic

      UK weather outlook for Monday and Tuesday

      Monday will bring spells of sunshine however variable amounts of cloud cover will tend to build during the day bringing a chance of a few light showers.

      There will be early sunny spells on Tuesday although cloud will build during the day and there is a chance of a few showers across eastern areas.

    • Milica Cosic

      Forecast for tomorrow (Sunday)

      Early cloud and rain or showers will slowly clear from the south-west during the day.

      Elsewhere will be fine as it will be dry with long spells of sunshine although variable amounts of cloud will build and there is a chance of a few isolated showers.

      Thick cloud will build across northern Scotland.

    • Milica Cosic

      Tonight's weather

      Daytime showers will ease across most areas this evening to reveal late spells of sunshine.

      Cloud will tend to linger across southern and central England bringing a chance of showers although this will slowly clear south-westwards overnight.

      Elsewhere will be dry with lengthy clear spells.

    • Milica Cosic

      Bookies cut odds this spring ending as the hottest on record

      Leading bookmaker Coral has cut the odds to 1-2 (from 5-4) on this spring ending as the hottest on record in the UK.

      The firm go 5-4 for next month to be a record hot May, while it is 4-6 for 2022 to be the hottest year the UK has ever had.

      "It has been a glorious start to spring and our betting suggests things could get better, as we make it odds-on to end as the hottest spring on record in the UK," said Coral's John Hill.

      "Hopefully the sun remains shining as we head into the new month. The early odds point to soaring temperatures in May," added Hill.

      • Hottest spring on record in the UK = 1-2
      • 2022 to be hottest year on record in the UK = 4-6
      • Hottest May on record in the UK = 5-4

      Gardeners, you've been warned…

      Forecaster Tom Morgan warned that the cold weather isn't "great news for gardeners".

      He told MailOnline: "They may have spent the weekend planting beneath the sun but we could see patchy frosts by Wednesday which could undo all of their hard work.

      "Some rural spots could drop to -3C through the first part of the week.

      "It will feel more spring-like during the day, despite the occasional showers, but not in the mornings or overnight."

      It's going to get colder from Monday

      The warm spells will subside by Monday, when it's expected to get colder.

      And the balmy 18C conditions won't last – as the Met Office warns of a sub-zero plunge at the start of the next week.

      London is expected to face temperatures as low as 4C, while parts of the north, Scotland and areas in Belfast could drop to below 0C.

      WXCharts are even predicting snow before the end of April, hitting the north of Scotland on Friday April 29 and the south of England and Wales from Sunday May 1.

      The dip follows from the hottest day of the year so far, recorded over the bank holiday when temperatures rose over 23C in London.

      Britain to be hotter than MADRID this weekend 

      BRITAIN is set to be hotter than MADRID this weekend with balmy temperatures reaching into the late-teens.

      But despite the warm Spring weather, Brits will face a cold snap and snowfall in the weeks ahead – as the weather is set to take a turn on Monday.

      Today, London will be hotter than the Spanish capital as the mercury reaches 17C- with beaches along the coast and parks set to be packed out.

      And Sunday will see “sunny spells and scattered showers” in the east and south.


      Afternoon, Milica Cosic taking over the blog. I'll be bringing you the latest updates until 10pm tonight.

      • Louis Allwood

        Could be a warm one for those in Edinburgh

        Another fine, dry day with prolonged periods of sunshine for the vast majority.

        As we move into the afternoon temperatures set to rise, potentially reaching the high teens in Dumfries and Galloway.

        Northeast winds restricting eastern coastal temperatures, where some patchy mist and fog may appear with maximum temperatures of 19 °C.

      • Louis Allwood

        Next week set to be chilly

        British Weather Services meteorologist Jim Dale agreed that next week will be a chilly one, and claimed that some Brits may even be in for a late smattering of the white stuff.

        He said: “It is going to feel cooler and there will be the risk of frosts overnight.

        “Scotland may see wintry showers over high ground. It is going to feel like you need to put a jumper back on.”

        Advanced weather modelling maps show that the UK could be in for some shock flurries of snow at the start of next month.

      • Louis Allwood

        Showers to start the new week

        A few showers on Monday, mainly for England, otherwise dry with sunny spells.

        Breezy along some south and east coasts; light winds elsewhere up until Wednesday.

        Chilly by night with some rural frost.

      • Louis Allwood

        London will be dry overnight

        Forecasters have predicted that it will be dry with patches of cloud and some sunshine through the early evening.

        Remaining dry overnight with clear spells.

        Staying breezy in coastal parts with minimum temperatures of 6 °C.

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