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TODAY will get off to a cold and frosty start – but plenty of sunshine will warm up some areas for an expected 20C heatwave this weekend.

The Met Office tweeted on Thursday evening: “It’ll be another cold and #frosty start on Friday morning, but there’ll also be some #sunshine for many of us.”

“Showers will affect some northern areas, especially near the coasts and as temperatures rise, #showers will break out more widely, heaviest in the north and east.”

Heavy snow blanketed parts of the UK on Thursday in a -6C freeze while southern Brits bask in sunshine.

But a mini-heatwave with highs of 20C is expected to sweep southern parts of England this weekend – but Scotland will still be feeling the chill.

In parts of Scotland, temperatures reached as low as -5.5C yesterday morning as a cold snap hits northern Brits.

The Met Office said the South East of England will see the best of the warm weekend weather coming in from the continent.

Read all the latest weather news and updates in our live blog below…

  • HEAVY, PERSISTENT RAIN TO START THE WEEKEND

  • YELLOW WEATHER WARNING ISSUED AHEAD OF SATURDAY

    A yellow weather warning has been issued for southern parts of Wales, ahead of what’s expected to be a washout of a weekend.

    Heavy rain is expected from 6am on Saturday, to midnight.

    Stay on top of the current weather warnings at Met Office, here.

  • THIS WEEKEND COULD BE WETTEST OF THE YEAR

    This weekend to the wettest day of the year so far, according to Ladbrokes.

    With more heavy rain ready to batter Britain, the bookies have cut odds from 6/1 to just 3/1 on the wettest day of 2021 being recorded before the weekend is out.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “With even more rain on the way over the next few days, we’ve been forced to slash odds in half on the wettest day of the year coming this weekend.”

  • COLD TEMPERATURES AND DRIZZLE EXPECTED TO SET IN TOMORROW

    Cold temperatures and drizzle are expected tomorrow, with wet and windy conditions in an ‘unseasonable weather’ front likely to strike the country.

    Up to 100mm of rain is possible in some areas, the Met Office said, adding: “It’s a miserable day to come for many places with that wind and the rain.”

    Sunday is looking a little better both for weather and temperature.

    There are hopes of a mini heatwave on the back of the relentless torrential downpours and frosty temperatures.

  • LATEST FROM THE MET

    Here’s the latest forecast from the Met Office.

    “Sunny spells and scattered showers this afternoon.

    “Heavy and thundery showers in the North and North East.

    “Sunniest and warmest in the South.”

  • SPRING SUNRISE

    Bluebells seen at sunrise at Dockey Wood near Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire.

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  • ‘MINI HEATWAVE’ TO SWEEP SOUTHERN PARTS OF ENGLAND

    Britain will bask in warm weather this weekend after Thursday’s surprise snow is washed away by heavy rain showers.

    A mini-heatwave with highs of 20C is expected to sweep southern parts of England from tomorrow- but many parts will also get a Saturday soaking.

    Alex Deakin, a meteorologist from the Met Office said: “There is some good news for the weekend.

    “We will see things turning warmer.

    “We will see some pretty warm air, so temperatures will get a boost through the weekend.”

  • SUNNY SPELLS AND SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON

  • PERFECT PLACES TO STAYCATION THIS SUMMER

    These stunning photos reveal the UK’s hidden gems and feature locations such as the Lake District, Devon and the Cotswolds.

    A poll of 2,000 Brits has identified the places we’re most eager to visit this summer – with 38 per cent looking forward to exploring new places when they’re allowed.

    The Peak District and Yorkshire are among the top choices for a break – with the Isle of Wight and Snowdonia also sought after for a peaceful holiday.

    For the full list, click here.

  • THE SUN’S THREE DAY WEATHER MAP

  • WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THE REMAINDER OF FRIDAY

  • YELLOW WEATHER WARNING ISSUED AHEAD OF SATURDAY

    A yellow weather warning has been issued for southern parts of Wales, ahead of what’s expected to be a washout of a weekend.

    Heavy rain is expected from 6am on Saturday, to midnight.

    Stay on top of the current weather warnings at Met Office, here.

  • DON’T FORGET THE SUNBLOCK

    UV levels will be moderate for many areas today, as much of the UK basks in some spring sunshine.

    Pollen levels will also be up – so hayfever sufferers beware!

  • ‘UNSEASONABLE’ WEATHER FRONT TO STRIKE THE COUNTRY

    Cold temperatures and drizzle are expected tomorrow, with wet and windy conditions in an ‘unseasonable weather’ front likely to strike the country.

    Up to 100mm of rain is possible in some areas, the Met Office said, adding: “It’s a miserable day to come for many places with that wind and the rain.”

    Sunday is looking a little better both for weather and temperature.

    There are hopes of a mini heatwave on the back of the relentless torrential downpours and frosty temperatures.

  • ‘PERSISTENT AND HEAVY’ RAIN EXPECTED ON SATURDAY

  • THIS WEEKEND COULD BE WETTEST OF THE YEAR

    This weekend to the wettest day of the year so far, according to Ladbrokes.

    With more heavy rain ready to batter Britain, the bookies have cut odds from 6/1 to just 3/1 on the wettest day of 2021 being recorded before the weekend is out.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “With even more rain on the way over the next few days, we’ve been forced to slash odds in half on the wettest day of the year coming this weekend.”

  • SPRING SNOW IN BLAIR ATHOLL, SCOTLAND

  • BRIGHT, SUNNY MORNING FOR SOME

  • WARM BUT WET

    Despite temperatures heating up, Brits are in for some soggy weather to kick off the weekend.

    A low pressure system will bring strong winds and rain across the UK ruining the plans of Brits enjoying the easing of lockdown restrictions.

    “A low pressure intensifying out in the Atlantic and this could be an intense one again for this time of year,” the Met Office’s Mr Deakin said.

    “Low pressure swinging in and the isobars pinching together telling you it’s going to be windy and these weather fronts will bring rain.”

    But after the temperatures warm up this weekend, Brits will be back in the cycle of cool and showery weather, the forecaster added.

  • ‘MINI HEATWAVE’ TO SWEEP SOUTHERN PARTS OF ENGLAND

    Britain will bask in warm weather this weekend after Thursday’s surprise snow is washed away by heavy rain showers.

    A mini-heatwave with highs of 20C is expected to sweep southern parts of England from tomorrow- but many parts will also get a Saturday soaking.

    Alex Deakin, a meteorologist from the Met Office said: “There is some good news for the weekend.

    “We will see things turning warmer.

    “We will see some pretty warm air, so temperatures will get a boost through the weekend.”

  • LOW-PRESSURE SYSTEM BRINGING STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN OVER WEEKEND

    Starting off the weekend, a low pressure system will bring strong winds and rain across the UK ruining the plans of Brits enjoying the easing of lockdown restrictions.

    “A low pressure intensifying out in the Atlantic and this could be an intense one again for this time of year,” the Met Office’s Mr Deakin said.

    “Low pressure swinging in and the isobars pinching together telling you it’s going to be windy and these weather fronts will bring rain.”

  • ODDS ON FOR WETTEST MAY AHEAD OF WEEKEND WASHOUT

    Leading bookmaker Coral makes it odds on, at 4-5, that this May is the wettest since records began as the UK prepares for a weekend of torrential rain.

    Bank Holiday Monday kicked off the the month with wet weather and the forecasts are showing no signs of improving.

    “We make it odds on now that this month is the wettest May that we have ever had, ahead of another soaking wet weekend on the way,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

  • THE SUN’S THREE DAY WEATHER MAP

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