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UK Weather: Met Office forecast Britain will be hotter than Portugal this weekend

Sizzling temperatures will melt Brits this weekend – with the UK weather forecast set to be hotter than Lisbon.

Sun worshippers will be able to bask in highs of 24C as the final heat blast of the summer is swept away in “blustery winds” and showers next week.

According to the Met Office, temperatures will plunge in just days and then spiral to below-average levels for this time of the year. It will take several weeks before they reach normal levels.

According to the Met office, September is expected to be the hottest month ever recorded. This weekend’s highlights will support that claim.



Brits final chance to enjoy the sun is coming to an end this weekend
Brits final chance to enjoy the sun is coming to an end this weekend

Sweltering temperatures of 23C will reach areas in the east and southeast on Saturday, with some hotspots enjoying 24C on Sunday.

Lisbon in Portgual will see only 22C, which makes the UK hotter that one of the most sought-after holiday destinations for Brits.

As the autumnal temperatures bring cooler temperatures, hot spells of sunshine will soon disappear.



Sun worshippers will flock to the beaches and parks to enjoy the 24C sunshine
Sun worshippers will flock to the beaches and parks to enjoy the 24C sunshine

Jonathan Vautrey, Met Office forecaster, warned the chillier weather will blast Brits from Monday.

He told The Sun: “This will make its way eastwards through Monday which will bring an autumnal feel with it.

“That will bring in a cooler and fresher feel.”

It comes as the mini-heatwave moving across the UK could stretch for a few more days, initially believed to only last three in total.



A washout week ahead looms, with 'blustery winds' and heavy showers
A washout week ahead looms, with ‘blustery winds’ and heavy showers

Last weekend, the country enjoyed mercury hotter than the south of France, despite the recent torrential downpours and flash-flooding over recent weeks.

The Brits were also hit with torrential downpours and thunderstorms in July and August, which some have called the “washout summer”. However, the Met Office claims that we have had some of our best weather in recent years.

It was thought that there might be a heat blast, which would have caused a ten-day heatwave. However, weather patterns have changed and this is no longer the case.

A shorter, hotter spell has greeted the UK, with sun-seekers taking in every ounce of Vitamin D they can.

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UK Weather: Met Office forecast Britain will be hotter than Portugal this weekend
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