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    Early taste of summer for the UK

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    Weather conditions over the next few days are expected to provide the first real taste of summer for many areas in the UK, with the highest temperatures of the year predicted.


    According to the Met Office, some parts of central and southern England could see highs reach 26 °C by Friday, the hottest temperatures since September last year.


    Thanks to very warm air from the south-west, the warmer weather is set to last through the rest of the week, with many parts of the UK seeing thermometers reaching at least the low-to-mid 20s.


    Not ones to get too ahead of themselves after last year's 'barbecue summer' debacle, forecasters have also warned of potentially large amounts of cloud at times.


    Dampening excitement somewhat, Martin Young, Chief Forecaster at the Met Office, said: "High temperatures coupled with humid conditions could trigger an isolated thunderstorm over one or two inland locations. Sea breezes will keep many coasts cooler but still fine with some sunshine."