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With the Met Office mandating a number of yellow thunderstorms across parts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland until later today, the weather is expected to take a turn for the increase during the week. Temperatures are expected to reach the highest levels we’ve seen this week, with some areas set to experience a scorching 26C.

The plume of warm African air sweeping in from the south allowed many parts of the UK to bask in warm and sunny conditions over the weekend, with some areas reaching temperatures as high as 24C on Saturday .

The weather has been particularly unsettled since, as parts of the Midlands, northern England, northern Wales and Northern Ireland received yellow thunderstorm warnings until 10 p.m. today .

However, the Met Office predicted a ‘beautiful end to the day’ today, with temperatures and conditions only expected to improve as the week progresses.

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern has predicted that temperatures at the start of this week will see low to mid 20C temperatures “fairly wide”, but we will soon see “high temperatures around the south-east” if we get the sun associated with this plume.

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Which regions will see the sun?

Netweather predicted temperature records will be broken again for the year on Tuesday, May 17, when the mercury is expected to soar to a staggering 26°C.

Temperatures will vary across the UK, but London and more central regions are expected to experience these high temperatures, while humid and windy conditions could cause the air to feel closer to 28C, according to Netweather .

Areas around Peterborough and Lincoln are expected to see highs of 24C, while temperatures are expected to gradually drop in northern and more western parts of the UK; but only a fraction.