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UK weekend weather forecast – 20C Mini-heatwave expected in south tomorrow as yellow rain warning issued until midnight

BRITS will finally get a break from the wintry weather tomorrow with a mini-heatwave expected to sweep parts of the UK.

The Met Office said the South East of England will see the best of the warm weekend weather coming in from the continent.

Areas could hit as high as 20C in the afternoon.

But before the weather heats up, there will be plenty of rain tonight with a yellow weather warning issued across South Wales.

"It's going to be a wet start to the weekend, with some heavy and persistent #rain in places, especially across South Wales where a rain warning has been issued," the Met Office said.

Read all the latest weather news and updates in our live blog below...

  • OUT IN THE RAIN

    Shoppers braving the cold weather at Ely Market in Cambridgeshire today.

    It has been a cold and rainy day.

    Tomorrow the weather is expected to turn warmer.

  • DIFFERENCE IN TEMPERATURE

    There's a big difference in temperature this afternoon in the north and south.

    Mild air has arrived in the southeast behind the rain, but it's feeling much colder still in Scotland.

  • LONG RANGE FORECAST UNTIL MAY 22

    The Met Office's long range forecast from May 13 to May 22 says: "Cloudy on Thursday starting with outbreaks of rain and showers, especially in the southwest of the UK.

    "Showers are expected to become more widespread during the day, with these heavy and potentially thundery for the south. The breeziest conditions expected in the far northwest.

    "Remaining showery for the rest of the week with the chance of a brief settled spell from the west into Friday.

    "The unsettled theme then continues through the remainder of this period, with longer spells of rain and showers in between, the clearest conditions are most likely in the north.

    "It's likely to be breezy at times; especially around coastal areas, where gales may occur. Temperatures will be near to or slightly below average, though with the formation of overnight frosts becoming unlikely."

  • THE RAIN WON'T STOP US

    People still went out for drinks despite heavy rain and strong winds today.

    Here are some people eating and drinking in Borough Market, London.

  • AFTERNOON OUTLOOK

  • OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY

    The Met Office's outlook for Monday to Wednesday says: "Generally unsettled with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, as well as some more prolonged periods of rain.

    "Some heavy bursts likely at times with a risk of thunderstorms."

  • SUNDAY FORECAST

    The Met Office's forecast for Sunday says: "Northwest UK sees sunny intervals and showers, some heavy.

    "Southeastern parts of England fine and warm, but evening showers, possibly heavy.

    "In between cloudier with patchy light rain."

  • UP TO 125MM OF RAIN

    The Brecon Beacons in South Wales could see up to 125mm of rain today, according to the Met Office.

    It will remain breezy and dry in Southern England, while Northern Ireland will see bright skies.

    But parts of the East of England and swathes of the North will see rainfall.

  • RECORD-BREAKING WET MAY?

    As storms continue to batter Britain, Ladbrooks slashed their odds on May being the wettest on record.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It's looking increasingly likely this could go down as a record-breaking wet May if the latest odds are anything to go by."

  • DRIVERS URGED TO BE CAREFUL IN THE RAIN

    The Met Office has urged drivers to be careful as severe weather conditions may make roads slippery and create dangers.

    Here are some tips to drive safely in the rain.

  • TONIGHT'S FORECAST

    The Met Office's forecast for tonight says: "Much milder for most areas, with some rain especially parts of Wales and western England, turning lighter and more patchy later.

    "More showery in the northwest with clear spells."

  • RUN IN THE RAIN

    A joggers runs in the wet conditions and heavy rain drizzle on Wimbledon Common this morning.

  • STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN

    Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said: “This weekend the UK will experience an unseasonably strong low-pressure system.

    "This will bring periods of strong winds and heavy rain, but it will also bring an area of warmer air from further south in the Atlantic, bringing a brief spell of higher temperatures, albeit temporary.”

  • LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM

    Starting off the weekend, a low pressure system will bring strong winds and rain across the UK ruining the plans of Brits enjoying the easing of lockdown restrictions.

    "A low pressure intensifying out in the Atlantic and this could be an intense one again for this time of year," Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said.

    "Low pressure swinging in and the isobars pinching together telling you it's going to be windy and these weather fronts will bring rain."

  • WARNING INFO

    The yellow weather warning is in place until the end of today.

    It covers southern parts of Wales.

  • YELLOW WEATHER WARNING

    A yellow weather warning for rain is in place in parts of Wales today.

    The Met Office said: "Persistent rain, heavy at times, may cause some difficult driving conditions and travel disruption."

  • WET MORNING

    A cyclist crosses floodwater on the roads around the Valley Gardens area of Brighton.

    Heavy rain will hit most parts of Britain today.

    From tomorrow, though, the weather is set to turn warmer.

  • SUNDAY HOPE

    Sunday is looking a little better both for weather and temperature.

    There are hopes of a mini heatwave on the back of the relentless torrential downpours and frosty temperatures.

  • ‘UNSEASONABLE’ WEATHER FRONT TO STRIKE THE COUNTRY

    Cold temperatures and drizzle are expected today, with wet and windy conditions in an ‘unseasonable weather’ front likely to strike the country.

    Up to 100mm of rain is possible in some areas, the Met Office said, adding: “It’s a miserable day to come for many places with that wind and the rain.”

  • SATURDAY FORECAST

    The Met Office's weather forecast for today says: "Rain in southern and western areas, heavy over hills, will move northwards across most areas.

    "Northern Ireland brightening up with scattered showers, while parts of southern and eastern England should turn brighter.

    "Windy but milder, rather warm in the southeast."

  • TODAY'S OUTLOOK - MET OFFICE

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