UK Weather: London And South East Could Be As Hot As Greece This Week

Rachel McGrath
Admittedly, it probably won't be warm enough for sunbathing

Summer may be over but parts of the UK could enjoy yet another bout of warm weather, as temperatures are expected to hit 22C as the weekend approaches.

London and the south east of England is set to see a sunny start to the week and temperatures will peak at around 21/22C on Thursday – the same as in Greek capital Athens. 

Prior to this, it will start to get warmer in England and Wales on Wednesday, with the whole of England enjoying temperatures of around 19 to 20C, the Met Office predicts. 

Sadly, the same can’t be said for the whole of the UK, as northern Ireland and Scotland are set for more rain on Tuesday, with strong winds expected too. This will clear up as the week continues.

The weather will be dramatically different to what we experienced last week, as storms Ali and Bronagh – the first named ones of the season – hit within just days of each other.

The latter brought gale-force winds and flooding, but Storm Ali caused greater damage, with two people losing their lives.

The bad weather comes after one of the hottest summers on record, which saw Faversham, Kent record temperatures as high as 35.5C.