Temperatures set to reach 2015 high

Published: Friday 10th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Britain could enjoy its warmest day of the year so far today.

Forecasters believe much of the UK will see temperatures soar, with parts of eastern England reaching highs of 22C (71.6F).

However, the warm weather is not set to stay, with rain possible in many parts of the country overnight and temperatures of around 10C (50F) or 11C (52F) in the north and around 14C (57F) or 15C (59F) further south on Saturday.

Met Office meteorologist Charles Powell said Saturday’s weather may be a shock to the system after a week of uncharacteristically warm temperatures.

He said: “On Friday we could see temperatures of up to 22C (71.6 F) across parts of eastern England, particularly to the north of London and into Cambridgeshire.

“But by Saturday morning temperatures will be lower after a band of rain overnight.

“But it’s not that it’s going to be particularly cold, it’s just returning to nearer normal after a week of temperatures being above average, so it will feel slightly colder.”

With summer seeming to come early for many this week, doctors have reported seeing hay-fever sufferers experiencing symptoms.

While the pollen levels are moderate for much of the south of England and low for the rest of the UK according to the Met Office, many people are already suffering from hay-fever symptoms.

Andrew Williams, nurse consultant at Homerton Hospital, east London, told the Daily Express: “People have already been coming in with symptoms triggered by the London plane trees.

“Now we are seeing high birch pollen levels, a lot of sufferers are presenting slightly earlier than usual as the problem gets worse.”

Published: Friday 10th April 2015 by The News Editor

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