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UK weather: Band of heavy rain lashes Brits but Met Office promises warmer temperatures to come

A BAND of heavy rain is set to drench the UK – but forecasters say warmer temperatures are on the way.

The Met Office said Brits would likely wake to a generally wet and breezy morning – with outbreaks of downpours.

Rain is set to drench the UK this morning, the Met Office says

AFPBrits will have to pop up their brollies as they make their way to work this morning[/caption]

Temperatures are set to soar as the week goes on

But it said the mercury would likely climb to the low-to-mid teens in parts of the north later this week, and upper teens in southern areas.

It said London would likely enjoy 13C tomorrow, before climbing to 16C on Thursday and Friday, and hitting 17C on Wednesday.

The Met said Edinburgh is set to see 11C for the next three days, before climbing to 14C on Friday.

It’s a stark contrast to last week, when snow blanketed parts of the UK.

Forecasters said of today: “Rain will spread across the UK this morning, turning heavy at times.

“Heavy rain will gradually clear to the east leaving a drier and cloudy afternoon, although light outbreaks of rain are still possible. Turning windy in the west.”

The Met Office said the rain would continue to fall in the north tomorrow, but drier conditions would start to settle in England and Wales.

Looking ahead, forecasters said: “Rain continuing this week, particularly in the west where it will be heavy at times.

“Some fine and dry weather in the southeast at times. Turning milder through the week.”

However, the Met said Brits should make the most of the calmer weather – as thunderstorms could settle in this weekend.

Forecasters said the conditions would be “broadly unsettled” – but mild.

They said: “After a relatively bright start cloud and rain likely increasing from the west and southwest on Saturday, with rain spreading to all areas by the late evening.

“This likely clearing overnight, setting the scene for a more showery day on Sunday, some of these potentially heavy especially in the west.

“Into the new week temperatures trend down toward just above average for the time of year as the broadly unsettled pattern continues with some brighter breaks interspersed with periods of rain, heaviest in western areas, driest in the south and east.”

The Met added that occasional showers could fall, “with a risk of thunderstorms mainly in the south”.

AlamyWarmer weather is on the way – as it was in Sheerness, Kent on Friday[/caption]

AlamyIt’s a stark contrast to when snow fell in Teesdale, County Durham earlier this month[/caption]

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