Brits are set for sunny spells as the unusually warm weather could see temperatures hit 18C but it will be mixed with showers over the coming days.

While people have been bracing themselves for a cold snap ahead, the unseasonably warm weather is continuing for the time being although the temperature is set to drop by Thursday.

The Met Office is predicting the best weather for the south of England with sunny spells while most of the country will have warm weather mixed with drizzle.

A forecaster said: “Sunday will be a cloudy day for many of us and there will be also rain and drizzle in places but some sunny weather will turn across southern England and there will also be some sunshine across the far north of Scotland.

“Generally unseasonally warm for the time of year with highs of 15C or 16C quite widely and perhaps as high as 17C or 18C in the south.

While the weather will be warm there are also likely to be showers around the country (

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“Through Sunday evening there will be sunshine to end the day across southern parts of England but many places will end the day on a cloudy note with odd patch of light rain and drizzle in places.”

A weather system moving in from the Atlantic is bringing the rain which is expected to continue on Monday and Tuesday.

“It will turn increasingly unsettled and all areas will see some wet and fairly windy conditions at times but temperatures will stay well above average,” the Met Office forecaster said.

“A powerful jet stream which will bring a lot more unsettled picture to the UK as we go through the coming week, bands of rain and strong winds at times will affect all parts of the UK.”

By the end of the week the temperature is expected to drop, said the Met Office (

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By the end of the week the predicted colder weather is set to hit with snow and below average temperatures.

The Met Office states: "Sunny spells and showers for most areas at the start of this period with some places remaining dry.

"Feeling breezy at times especially along northern, eastern and southern coasts. Temperatures falling to below average for most, increasing the likelihood of snow over higher ground in the north."

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Today:

Northern and central areas will have a mild day with low cloud and drizzle, perhaps some heavier rain at first. Northern Scotland will be brighter but cooler, and southern England and Wales will see warm sunshine once any fog clears.

Tonight:

Southern areas mostly fine. Clear spells leading to some fog especially for the southeast. Elsewhere, mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle and hill fog. Mild for most.

Monday:

Bright and fairly warm for a time in the southeast, but most areas cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle, and some hill fog especially later. Mild but breezier.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain for many areas, heaviest in the west. Very mild at night and warm by day at first but turning colder on Thursday.

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