UK weather: Met Office forecast ‘dry and fine’ weekend for Prince Philip’s funeral

BBC Weather: ‘Beautiful day’ of sunshine forecast for parts of UK

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Lots of sunshine coming through for most of the UK later today apart from Northern Ireland and North West of Scotland that will see cloud cover and rain into Saturday night. Later on Saturday afternoon will see highs of 13 in London, 12 in Newcastle and 12 in Aberdeen. Cold start on Sunday with frost in sheltered rural areas.

Saturday will see “lots of sunshine” brought in as the U.K. mourns the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh whose funeral takes place at Windsor Castle today.

The forecaster said “A southerly wind dragging in slightly milder air but clouding over a little” by a weather front to the West of the UK today.

“Elsewhere it’s a beautiful day, lots of sunshine coming through light winds and just a little bit of fair weather cloud developing into the afternoon.”

But she added temperatures will be up on the up with maybe 15 degrees as the high in North West England.

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It will be 13 in London, 12 in Newcastle and 12 in Aberdeen.

She added: “Rain will arrive later on today (Saturday) through the evening and overnight and will push its way into western Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“That’s going to act like a blanket to prevent those temperatures from falling too low.”

Rain will arrive for Northern Ireland and North West Scotland overnight into Sunday.

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For early Sunday morning “we can’t rule out the risk of frost forming particularly in sheltered rural areas” of the U.K.

Sunday will see a lot of dry weather for much of the U.K. but rain will fall in northern and central Scotland through the morning.

She added: “And maybe more cloud pushing into Wales and South West England as well.

“Anywhere to the east of the Pennines is likely to see the best of the sunshine and the best of the warmth on Sunday.”


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15 degrees is the expected high for Sunday.

The forecaster said: “That weather front really is going to weaken off as we go into Monday.”

But added Monday will be a largely fine day more cloud expected but still warm.

Monday will see top temperatures of 16 degrees.

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