BBC Weather: Brisk 40mph winds to batter UK but temperatures set to soar into mid-20s

BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood forecasts windy conditions

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BBC Breakfast’s Carol Kirkwood says while temperatures will feel “quite pleasantly” warm, northern weather fronts will move across the UK and bring rain and mist with it. Carol Kirkwood believes some areas in northwest England could reach 24C on Thursday with the rest of the UK also teetering just below that. She added strong winds are expected as 40mph gusts will batter parts of England and Scotland.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Ms Kirkwood told the programme: “For many of us it’s actually going to be quite a cloudy [Thursday]. 

“Some of us will see some rain, the heaviest of which will be across Scotland and all North Northern Ireland – courtesy of a weather front.

“As it sinks south, behind it the winds will turn more northerly.

“We’ve also got this weather front sinking across England and Wales.”

Ms Kirkwood continued: “This is a fairly weak one, but it still is producing some patchy rain, murky conditions around it, some hill fog and coastal fog as well. 

“In the southeast, we’re starting off on a bright note with some sunshine. 

“But it will cloud over through the day with some splashes of rain arriving much later. 

“So, in between these two bands is where we’ll see some sunshine this afternoon through Wales and Northern England. 

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“Somewhere in northeast England could actually hit 24C this afternoon in the sunshine, that will feel quite pleasant. 

“And as rain moves south across Scotland and Northern Ireland, eventually getting into this over the borders, the wind will turn more northerly. 

“And that will feel pretty chilly, gusting to about 40 miles an hour.” 

Ms Kirkwood then looked towards the end of the week as a weather front moves across the UK.

She says: “Now through this evening and overnight, a band of rain continues to slide steadily southward. 

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“Still a brisk wind behind it, ahead of it you can see some showers in the southeast. 

“Temperature-wise, well it’s not going to be a cold night as most of us will stay in double figures. 

“We’ve got that range of nine degrees in the far north of Scotland to 15C as we come down towards the Midlands. 

“[Friday] we start off with this band of rain and watch how it curls right back into Scotland just clipping the Northeast of England. 

“Some brighter skies out towards the west but through the day we could see some thundery showers across parts of Wales, the Midlands and also northwest England.”

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