Weekend weather in the UK: Cool temperatures and rain put an end to the warm weather

Rain is expected to fall across the country as the week of unseasonably warm weather comes to a close.

Parts of the south-east will enjoy temperatures of 21C on Saturday before the onset of showers and cooler temperatures, the Met Office said.

While the south – particularly London – is expected to remain mild for most of the weekend, rain is expected in western Scotland on Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to return to average for this time of year, with a forecast of 16C in the south-west and 14C in parts of the north-east.

There’s also a chance of a repeat of this week’s thunderstorms in the UK as a high pressure system in Europe will move to the far corner of the region.

Forecasters are also predicting the possibility of blood rain as the continental weather system no longer grips the UK.

Thunderstorms could occur again in the coming days


Red rain – colloquially known as blood rain – could fall in parts of the country if high concentrations of dust from the Sahara mix with water droplets.

True blood rain, which actually appears red, is relatively rare in the UK, as precipitation is often more orange or brown.

Next week is set to be unsettled in the UK, with rain expected across most regions due to an intensification of a jet stream – although there will still be some spells of drier weather, most likely in southern and central areas.

The Met Office’s deputy chief meteorologist Dan Rudman said: “The intensification of the jet stream increases the likelihood of low pressure systems developing over the Atlantic pushing towards the UK.

“Changeable weather is on the way for next week, with some strong winds likely from mid-week, particularly in the north.

“Weather of this nature is not uncommon in a UK spring as changes in the jet stream often bring interludes of unsettled weather.”

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Bobby Allyn

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