London weather: Capital set for scorching weekend as temperatures soar before Hurricane Ophelia hits – Evening Standard

However, Hurricane Ophelia is set to batter the UK after sweeping in from the Atlantic later next week.

The mercury is forecast to hit highs of 19C on Saturday and Sunday before shooting up to 22C on Monday, the Met Office said.

She said temperatures in the south east will be around 20C, going up to 22C or 23C on Sunday and #8220;almost mid 20s#8221; on Monday, possibly getting to around 25C. 

A Met Office spokeswoman said: #8220;The east side of the country certainly benefiting from some warmer temperatures into the weekend and at the start of next week.#8221;

Monday will see a spell of #8220;very windy weather#8221; sweeping across western parts of the UK, according to the Met Office which has issued a yellow warning for wind early next week, with the potential for gusts of 80mph in coastal areas, particularly in Northern Ireland.

Londoners are set to enjoy scorching temperatures over the weekend before heavy rain and high winds batter the capital.

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