Sunny Britain set to be HOTTER than Barcelona with 21C highs

Met Office shares week ahead weather

Britain could bask in glorious sunshine, with temperatures reaching 21C – hotter than Barcelona and the south of France – next week, it has been predicted. This week the nation is set to be battered with powerful gales and heavy rain as the Met Office issued yellow wind and rain warnings covering large swathes of the UK.

However, next week many parts of the country could experience hot temperatures warmer than Barcelona.

The Spanish tourist hotspot is forecast to see the mercury rise to only 17C next week, while Britain will be basking in mild temperatures nationwide.

Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, said next week will see a return of milder temperatures after a period of unsettled weather.

He told “Sunshine and rising temperatures through next week widespread 17C to 21C is on the cards.”

Britain is set to be warmer than the South of France as well, as Nice is expected to only be 17C.

Those travelling to Rome will also be disappointed, as the Italian capital will be chillier than London with only 17C temperatures forecast.

Palermo is expected to be 15C in comparison to Britain’s glorious weather.

While, some parts of the UK will even be warmer than Athens, as the Greek capital will be 20C, whereas parts of Britain could reach 21C.

However, before the gorgeous sunshine and warm temperatures make an appearance, the UK will experience adverse weather this week as the Met Office has warned of 65mph powerful gales in areas and has issued wind and rain warnings.

The wind warning, which is in place from 3pm today until 11pm, and the rain warning, which is in place from 3pm today until midnight, are set to cause travel chaos.

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The areas affected include Northern Ireland, SW Scotland, Strathclyde, North West England and Wales.

Meteorologist Jim Dale has said that the Met Office should name the storm as more adverse weather heads for the UK this week.

He said: “So far the Met Office have yet to make it a named storm (Antoni) but in my view they should.

“Later today, but especially overnight and through Wednesday, 50-65mph gusts west Wales, the Channel coast, NW England & Northern Ireland are expected.

“However, as the low centre moves across us and splits into two, almost anywhere may see sudden gusts of 50mph especially in and around blustery showers.”

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