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UK to hit temperatures of 15-16C over the weekend – hotter than Athens and Rome | UK News

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Parts of Britain will be hotter than Athens and Rome this weekend as the country experiences unusually warm temperatures.

Some areas of the UK could hit 15-16C (59-60.8F) today and tomorrow, according to the Met Office.

In Athens, the predicted high is 10C (50F) today, while it is expected to reach 12C (53.6F) in Rome.

The warmest parts of the UK are likely to be parts of northeast England and north Wales.

An area of high pressure which is trapping an area of cloud and mild air is the cause of the mild weather.

Most southern areas will be cloudy but dry, although there may be some sunny spells.

West and northwest Scotland could see heavy rain over the weekend.

Towards the beginning of next week, temperatures will start to return to normal.

The hottest temperature ever recorded in December was 18.3C (64.94F) in Achnashellach in 1948.

The average maximum temperature for the UK in December is 6.7C (44.06F).

Earlier this year, the UK experienced its warmest winter day since records began, reaching 21.2C (70.2F) in Kew Gardens, south west London, in February.

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