BBC Weather: UK set to be hotter than Madrid as Kirkwood forecasts 17C highs this week

BBC Weather forecasts mild conditions across the UK

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The BBC Weather meteorologist said the Arctic chill areas of the UK experience at the weekend will peter away to leave space to milder conditions. Carol Kirkwood said Britons could be left basking in 17C temperatures in some parts of the country by Wednesday, 3 degrees higher than the forecast temperature for Madrid, Spain the same day. Ms Kirkwood said rain and blustery winds will precede the balmier conditions, with a murky and misty start of the day for many.

Ms Kirkwood said: “This morning it’s a mild start for most of us except for the Inverness area, where temperatures are about minus 1C, minus 2C.

“But as we go through the week, it will become increasingly mild. 

“By Wednesday, parts of the south of England could hit 17C.

“And we’re looking at wet and windy weather at times as well through this week.”

She continued: “We’ve got some rain coming in across the southwest currently, the wind strengthening behind it.

“This is going to move northwards and eastwards and turn more patchy, and it will also eradicate this morning’s mist and fog, which is particularly dense around Lincolnshire.

“We’ve also got some showers moving west to east across Scotland.

“A lot of cloud with some sunshine, the best of which will be around Cumbria but we’ll see some in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the far northeast of England as well.”

BBC Weather forecasts low temperatures with snow in Scotland

Ms Kirkwood also said a rainy front will be making its way eastwards across the country overnight, leaving many Britons to start their Tuesday with a drizzle.

She added: “Temperatures might not get up above 4C, maybe 5C in parts of Scotland but up to 12C in the southwest.

This evening and overnight, you can see the remnants of this weather front producing some showers, there’ll be murk, there’ll be drizzle.

Cold enough for a touch of frost in sheltered Glens in Scotland, we could also see some mist and fog.

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And then we’ve got this band of rain sweeping in across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, northern England, and northwest Wales.

“That will be with us first thing in the morning, moving in the direction of the North Sea before clearing. Behind it, there will be a legacy of cloud, brightest skies in the west.

“But tomorrow is going to be windy across England, and Wales in particular,”

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