Manchester enjoys soaring temperatures of 28C – but forecasters warn it won’t last

Greater Manchester is expected to see temperatures above 20C into the end of this week – but forecasters warn the warmer weather won’t last.

Today (Thursday) weather has hit a scorching 28C in parts of Greater Manchester, with sunny spells set to remain in the 20s until the weekend.

“What much of the UK is getting tomorrow is a short-lived warmer period of weather. There’s at least a little flavour of the more traditional summer weather,” Stephen Dixon from the Met Office told the PA news agency.

“Temperatures tomorrow could reach as high as 28C in some isolated spots but more widely … mid 20s in some areas and even fairly far north you could get temperatures into the mid 20s.”

But rain is expected to return on Friday as low pressure brings a mixture of sunshine and showers across the UK, especially in western areas. The weekend will present a ‘familiar pattern’ with a ‘mixture of showery conditions and an unsettled period of weather for the UK’.

In Manchester, the Met Office predicts conditions are expected to become again overcast on Saturday (August 12), with thunderstorms and heavy showers predicted, followed by yet more rain on Sunday (August 13) and into next week.

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