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UK and Europe weather forecast latest, November 8: Temperatures rising above average for November in Britain

November 07, 2020 | 22:23

Britain is forecasted to cope with temperatures rising above average for November. Meanwhile, sunshine sets to cover some parts of Europe.

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UK's weather forecast

The latest BBC weather forecast shows temperatures rising above average for November, after warm southernly winds from Europe sweep across the UK over the next week.

The UK will experience above average temperatures for this time of year, according to the latest BBC weather forecast. The BBC meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker pointed to warm southernly winds moving in from Europe as the reason behind the dramatic temperature jump. This comes after England's second national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic came into effect earlier this week.

Pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops have closed their doors until 2 December, while people have been told to stay at home for the next four weeks. Mr Schafernaker has said that the temperatures during this lockdown will be "on the mild side particularly across southern and central areas of the UK".

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The UK will experience above average temperatures for this time of year, according to the BBC (Image: BBC)

He said: "Today is mostly dry, while tomorrow we have some rain on the way. There is this cloud front to the south of the UK. Tomorrow it will be over us, and so there will be rain heading our way."

The BBC meteorologist continued: "With this low pressure we have winds coming out of the south, and also the south-east. This is relatively mild air, and that is keeping the cold air to the north.

"We do have some mist and fog forming overnight. For some of us that stubborn fog may linger into the afternoon, so actually where it's foggy it could feel pretty raw."

"We are talking about 13C to 16C across the south today, while there is a bit of nip in the air in Scotland, with temperatures between 8C to 9C."

"We have clear skies overnight, so this will see an early touch of frost in Scotland in the early hours in the morning. The rain and cloud that comes in on Sunday will be patchy. It won't be a wall of rain, it won't be raining all the time."

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BBC meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker pointed to warm southernly winds moving in from Europe (Image: WXCHARTS)

"And next week, we need to focus on the direction of the winds. They are mostly coming in from the south. Computer models are suggesting temperatures will be above average for this time of year. Double figures across the board, with a round 17C in London on Monday."

This warm weather comes after the Met Office issued freezing fog warning for south east and north east of England for Friday.

Temperatures could rise as high as 20C later today in areas of Wales such as Porthmadog - edging close to the the UK's maximum November temperature of 22.4C at Trawsgoed in 2015.

The Met Office has said temperatures will be "probably remaining mild before possibly turning colder than average into December with risks of overnight frosts".

Temperatures will also be rising across Europe over the coming few days to above average for many as southerly winds are picked up, according to BBC meteorologist Helen Willetts.

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The Met Office issued freezing fog warning for south east and north east of England for Friday (Image: BBC)

Europe's weather forecast

BBC WEATHER forecast a surprise bump in temperatures across Europe for the rest of the week as "very little rain" is forecast for many and sunshine is expected for some parts.

Temperatures will be rising across Europe over the coming few days to above average for many as southerly winds are picked up, according to BBC meteorologist Helen Willetts. However, the weather presenter also warned that low pressure will be giving some heavy downpours across Iberia. She noted that it will be quite mild with further rain and strong winds for parts of Norway and northern Sweden as well.

London and Paris will see highs of 16 and 17 degrees Celsius respectively this weekend, as well as a sunny 16 for Madrid.

Athens is forecast to have the best of the warmth with a steady 21-degree high throughout the week, and Rome just one step behind with 20 degrees for the whole week too.

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'By day there'll be some sunshine with temperatures rising above where they should be.' (Image: BBC)

Ms Willetts told viewers: "But this high pressure is giving us some fog issues and frost issues. By day there'll be some sunshine with temperatures rising above where they should be."

"You can see some unsettled weather down across the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean. So they may well affect Cyprus and some parts of the Levant as well."

She continued: "We've got some rains moving away from northern Turkey and Georgia heading into eastern parts, into central Asia. Then we've got these fog issues and low cloud issues under the stagnant area of high pressure."

"There'll also be some rain and wind for the far north. Sunday continues that rain and wind, we've still got that low pressure."

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'Further rains will be moving in across Iberia, some affecting southern parts of France.' (Image: BBC)

The BBC presenter added: "Further rains will be moving in across Iberia, some affecting southern parts of France. They will peter out but move across the Alps. There'll be low pressure towards the northwest of the United Kingdom as well."

Ms Willetts said: "But high pressure will be ruling the roost elsewhere so there'll be a bit of chilly weather and the fog will linger, and of course the overnight frost."

"But otherwise very little rain is being forecast for the likes of London and Paris. Showers will never be too far away from Madrid to start the weekend, but easing, from the looks of things, into next week. It will be a little bit cooler heading towards frost levels in Moscow, but warm still for Athens."

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