Warm weather set to last longer

Warm weather is expected to continue for a few days.

Warm weather is expected to continue for a few days.

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Keep your winter coat in the wardrobe for a few more days - the warm weather is set to last a little longer across many parts of the UK.

Temperatures last week reached around 20C (68F), and the Met Office has predicted the mercury will hit 19C (66.2F) tomorrow and Tuesday in the south and east of the country.

North-east England can also expect maximum temperatures of around 19C, while eastern Scotland is set to enjoy a pleasant 18C (64.4F).

The UK average for this time of year is 12.8C (55F).

Tomorrow is expected to be dry in southern and eastern parts, with a chance of rain in the North and the West.

Emma Corrigan, a forecaster at the Met Office, said: "In the past week we've seen temperatures consistently of about 20C in terms of maximums.

"Even though we've seen heavy rain it's been warmer than average, mostly in the South. That is due to the wind direction."

She added: "Parts of the South and East will get up to 19C tomorrow and Tuesday.

"But then from midweek onwards it's a cooling period, a marked dip in temperature due to a cooling wind and it will be more towards the average."

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