Things really are hotting up! Large parts of the UK enjoyed a dry and very sunny weekend with temperatures reaching around 23C.

And there’s more where that came from with similar highs forecast today. The mercury could even creep to 24C across the south of England making it hotter than the Greek sunshine resort of Faliraki.

It means that some of us are in for the hottest day of the year so far. It remains to be seen if Coventry and Warwickshire will reach such a milestone.

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Highs of around 20C are forecast for our region, though it could get quite gusty this afternoon taking some of the edge off the heat. Unfortunately for gardeners, there’s not a whole lot of rain in our forecast this week, if any.

The Met Office has revised its forecast a touch so there’s a slight chance of a shower on Wednesday evening, rather than Thursday evening. But it’s going to stay unseasonably warm, with Wednesday and Thursday perhaps the exception.

Highs of around 16C, which is about normal for this time of year, are likely before temperatures pick up again in time for the weekend when we could see a return of 20C+ conditions. Met Office meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth said: “It’s likely we’ll see those warm and much warmer than average temperatures across the UK. Ultra-violet light levels will likely be high.”

West Midlands weather forecast

Today:

A little chilly to start but plenty of fine weather through the morning. Some high level cloud making the sunshine milky at times. Turning cloudier later with the breeze picking up too. Maximum temperature 20C.

Tonight:

A mostly cloudy night. A little rain towards the northwest of the region will eventually spread south-eastwards as we head towards dawn. Minimum temperature 10C.

Tuesday:

A cloudy start for many but any lingering rain should quickly clear. It will turn brighter by the afternoon, though some showers are possible. Maximum temperature 18C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Often cloudy through the outlook, though some bright or sunny spells likely. Generally breezy or windy at times with some spells of rain, most likely Wednesday night. Cooler than recently.





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