UK weather forecast – 25C heatwave will hit south of Britain TODAY but rain and 45mph gales will blight the north

THE south of England will bask in a heatwave today as rains and high winds lash the north.

Britain will be divided by the freakish weather as the remnants of Tropical Storm Gabrielle sends warm air surging into the south, with temperatures tipped to hit 25C.

 The north of Britain will be lashed with heavy rain and high winds

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The north of Britain will be lashed with heavy rain and high winds
 Winds of up to 45mph will barrel across northern Britain

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Winds of up to 45mph will barrel across northern BritainCredit: Alamy Live News
 But the south will see temperatures soar as the north is pummelled by heavy rain

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But the south will see temperatures soar as the north is pummelled by heavy rain

London, East Anglia and parts of South East England will see the highest temperatures as southeners enjoy late summer sunshine.

At the same time, gales of up to 45mph could pummel the north of the country, with Lancashire, Cumbria and Wales among the areas worst hit.

Heavy rains are also predicted, with up to 20mm of rain is predicted to fall in just 24 hours across parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland.

The Met Office’s Luke Miall told Sun Online: “The worst effected areas will be higher ground. If you are in those areas you will need your brollies.”

HOT WEATHER

Hurricane Dorian and Tropical Storm Gabrielle’s super-high wind speeds are channelling mild air north meaning the UK is set for a week of sunny, hot weather.

Thanks to “ex-Hurricane Dorian” however, the drizzle will ease off overnight with a clear start to Thursday as the weather improves and the heatwave arrives in the South East of England.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Gabrielle will also see some rain sweep in.

But showers will ease off and the storm will be nothing but a light breeze by the time it reaches the southeast of England.

Friday will be sunny, particularly in England and Wales with the weekend bringing bright sunshine and temperatures as high as 25C again.

 Southern England will bask in a mini-heatwave with temperatures tipped to hit 25C

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Southern England will bask in a mini-heatwave with temperatures tipped to hit 25CCredit: Alamy
 Pleasant temperatures last weekend saw sunny skies in parts of the UK

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Pleasant temperatures last weekend saw sunny skies in parts of the UKCredit: Alamy Live News
 The heatwave is part of a predicted Indian summer

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The heatwave is part of a predicted Indian summerCredit: The Press Association

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Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond said: “Temperatures well into the 20s are quite feasible after September 16.

“It could well become quite warm. There are indications high pressure will build.”

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “It turns warmer and humid as the remnants of Dorian and Gabrielle feed tropical air to the UK.

“It turns warmer still at the weekend and early next week with high pressure, with 25C possible in the South.”

The good news comes after it was revealed that the UK was in for an Indian summer in the coming weeks.

The mercury is soaring back up as a plume of Saharan air follows the fallout from Hurricane Dorian.

High pressure bringing heat from north Africa to the UK will see brilliant autumn heat for at least the next week.

 The weather is going to get better as the week goes on, with this weather map showing the conditions for Thursday afternoon

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The weather is going to get better as the week goes on, with this weather map showing the conditions for Thursday afternoonCredit: MET Office
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