UK hot weather forecast: Freezing -3C to be crushed as temperatures soar 20C in a DAY

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Such is the surge in temperatures, that some areas of the UK will see 17C (62.6F) on Thursday afternoon. Although a band of hot weather is set to bake the nation, forecasters have warned of a widescale frost for large parts of England. For multiple areas of Scotland, Wales and England, temperatures will not rise above freezing on Thursday morning.

Indeed, the North of England and Scotland will see subzero conditions to the start of the day tomorrow.

The worst of the temperatures will be in Newcastle where the BBC has predicted temperatures as low -3C (26.6F).

Plymouth will see the highest of the bitter cold snap with the mercury only reaching 3C (37F) as of 5am on Thursday.

However, following the cold spell on Thursday morning, temperatures will dramatically surge across the UK.

After seeing a low of -3C in the morning, BBC forecaster Nick Miller revealed temperatures will rise to 15C (59F) in Newcastle on Thursday afternoon.

For many across England, the mercury will hover between 15-17C as Britons are given a spring blast of sunshine.

In Scotland, Glasgow will see a high of 15C while many areas will see temperatures of 12C (53F) although there will be some cloud cover.

Mr Miller said: “There’ll be clear skies overnight which will lead to widespread frost going into Thursday.

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“Just the western edges of Wales and Cornwall and westernmost parts of Northern Ireland will be avoiding the frost.

“Most places will see plenty of sunshine on Thursday afternoon.

“The wind will not be pronounced along the North Sea coast but a noticeable easterly wind.

“Temperatures will be higher than Wednesday.

“And it will feel warm in that sunshine.”

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These high temperatures should remain for the next week as the UK heats up this month.

Looking ahead to the period between April 26 and May 2, it is unclear whether this period of hot weather will remain in the UK.

Its forecast said: “For the end of April and start of May, the temperature forecast remains pretty tricky to pin down.

“High pressure is expected to be a major player in the weather pattern for northern Europe.

“But we are still having trouble working out exactly where it will end up.

“Our historical analogues (where we examine previous years with similar large-scale weather patterns around the globe to what we are seeing now) suggest we will continue to see high pressure in the Atlantic or north of Europe into early May.

“This is backed up by the latest computer models, so confidence is a little higher than last week for the dry, settled, and cooler than normal pattern to continue.

“We are leaning a bit more on the historical analogues given the recent very poor performance from the computer models.

“However, the temperatures will be extremely sensitive to where the high is and what sort of air the winds will blow into the UK.”

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