LATEST UK WEATHER FORECAST NEWS AND TEMPERATURE UPDATES
Start dreaming of a white (hot) Christmas Day: Odds slashed on December 25 being the warmest ever... but temperatures are set to fall this week
This year’s Christmas Day could be the warmest ever. Bookmakers have slashed the odds on a record high temperature on December 25 from 16/1 to just 8/1. It would have to beat last year's 16C.
Dreaming of a HOT Christmas? With hopes of festive snow fading fast a flurry of bets are placed on it being the warmest December 25 with temperatures topping 15C
Bookmakers have reported a surge in bets on a record December 25 temperature after the recent mild weather, with the current record of 15.6C set in Edinburgh in 1896 and Devon in 1920.
Is it really December? Britain will be warmer than Athens and Madrid today as temperatures hit 17C... a week after the mercury fell to -10C
The mild weather will see temperatures climb to 14C (57C) in London while they are set to hit 17C (63F) in Inverness - and Northern Ireland could have its warmest December day on record.
After big freeze, it's warmer than Athens and Madrid! Temperatures set to surge to 15C this week - but it will also bring rain and 50mph winds
As temperatures began rising at the weekend – up to around 7C (45F) in London – the odds on a white Christmas in the capital doubled from 5/1 to 10/1, the longest offered in more than five years.
Dreams of a white Christmas fade: Britain wakes up blanketed in frost before temperatures are set to surge to a balmy 15C this week as odds of festive snow are doubled to 10/1
Britain is set to be warmer than Athens and Madrid within a few days as temperatures rise to an unseasonably warm 15C, after incoming cloud traps warmth and delivers a 25C swing by Wednesday.
Rare 'fog dome' forms above north Wales as temperatures plummet to -4C on the coldest weekend of the season
A rare UFO-like 'fog dome' was spotted by a dog walker in North Wales. Hannah Blandford was in Tremeirchion when she came across the spectacle which has been dubbed an 'alien pod'.
Temperatures plunge to -10C as health officials warn sub-zero weather and toxic smog cloud could be deadly over the coldest weekend of the season
Freezing weather alerts have been issued for the UK as forecasters expect ‘severe cold weather’ to set in on Saturday and health officials warned that the chilly conditions can be deadly.
Polar ice blast will see Britons shivering through another freezing week as Autumn comes to its coldest end for SIX YEARS
The coldest November night since 2010 was recorded last night, with the mercury falling to -9.7C. Briton will see a similarly cold night tonight, with temperatures likely to fall to -7C to -8C.
Winter wonders: Rare frost flowers form in fields as temperatures plummet with tonight set to hit minus EIGHT as Britain braces for the coldest night of 2016
Frosty yet dry conditions are heralding the start of winter, with the lowest temperatures overnight recorded as -6.8C at South Newington in Oxfordshire and -6.2C at Bala in North Wales.
Beware 'killer cold': Health authorities warn Arctic icy snap that will send temperatures plunging to minus eight tonight could be fatal for the elderly and vulnerable
This week temperatures will plummet to as low as -8C (18F) as frosty mornings and nights arrive in Britain before the official start of winter on Thursday.
Coldest November night in a quarter of a century is forecast to send temperatures plunging to MINUS EIGHT across England this week
People have been told to brace themselves for the big freeze as overnight temperatures are forecast to drop to -8C in southern England by Tuesday, making it the coldest November since 1993.
Photographer Melvin Nicholson snapped the fog bow on Rannoch Moor whilst out walking and described the sight as 'just beyond magical'.
Police searching for a pensioner who disappeared after leaving his South Wales home during Storm Angus find a body
Russell Sherwood, 69, pictured, went missing after leaving his home in Neath, South Wales, to pick up his wife in Bridgend on Sunday. Police searching for the pensioner found a body.
One woman dead and fears grow for missing man after police find his car in a swollen river as Environment Agency warns MORE flooding is on the way
The woman went missing near Folkestone, Kent, at around 7am today. A major search operation was launched and the woman was rescued and airlifted to hospital but later died.
Commuter chaos as Britain is battered by Storm Angus: Flooding on the lines leaves passengers stranded for hours as 75 warnings are issued and a father is feared drowned after being swept away
Travellers have been left stranded at stations and facing hours of delays, while it its believed the flooding may have taken its first life as police search for Russell Sherwood, 69, in Bridgend, Wales.
Commuters are set to face Monday morning travel chaos as TWO WEEKS of rain is set to fall in just a few HOURS as Britain braces itself for a fresh lashing by Storm Angus
As Storm Angus batters the country, gales of 97mph have been recorded off the coast, severe flood alerts are warning of an immediate danger to life and police in Devon have declared a major incident.
Prepare for Storm Angus! First named storm of the season is set to batter a snow-hit Britain with 80mph winds and torrential rain... and it's heading South
Yellow and amber weather warnings have been issued ahead of a storm set to batter the UK and coastal areas including Brighton and Kent will be hit by severe gales and torrential rain.
Now that really is a cold front! BBC weatherman has viewers chuckling with a rather cheekily shaped snowstorm
As Meteorologist Matt Taylor warned of snow in Devon and Cornwall, viewers noted there was a phallic-shaped object on the screen and told him to be 'careful where his hand is going'.
Careful on the roads today! Warning of rain, sleet and snow as Britain shivers in temperatures as low as -7C and more storms are set to sweep in over the weekend
Temperatures are set to drop and ice is expected across the western side of northern England, Wales and Scotland as well as in large parts of Northern Ireland.
95mph gales sweep Britain as a TORNADO tears through Welsh holiday village – and there’s more to come with ice, snow and weekend storms set to dump a fortnight’s worth of rain in just 24 hours
A tornado ripped through a holiday Welsh village today, destroying chalets and caravans and leaving scenes of 'absolute carnage', and the extreme weather is set to continue into the weekend.
It's rained on his parade! Thousands brave the rain for a rather soggy Lord Mayor's show as showers sweep across southern England and Wales
A soggy crowd of 7,000 looked on as new Lord Mayor Andrew Parmley made his way from Guildhall to the Royal Courts of Justice in London, before swearing allegiance to the crown.
Bookies slash odds of coldest winter on record after five inches of snow bring travel chaos to Britain with flights cancelled and gridlock on the roads as drivers are warned to watch out for ice
High-level routes across the Pennines were hit by the wave of snow which swept across the North last night, and the Snake Pass between Manchester and Sheffield was closed for hours early this morning.
Britain braces for eight inches of snow, -5C temperatures and 50mph gales ... but it should warm up by the weekend
Temperatures fell to -5C (23F) in England overnight bringing frost, before sleet and snow arrives from the West - and it will stay cold for the next few days before conditions slightly warm up into the weekend.
Time for your winter woolies: Snow warnings are issued across the UK as polar vortex plunges the country into its coldest winter for five years
The Met Office has warned there is the highest risk of a cold start to the winter since the bitter season of 2010/11, and that up to six inches of snow is set to fall over northern England and Scotland this week.
Wrap up warm for Bonfire Night: Britain set to shiver over the next few days - but brace yourself for heavy downpours next week
Miserable weather could dampen spirits as well as fires this weekend as the Met Office predicts rain along the northern, western and eastern coasts of England today, with gales also forecast.
Winter is coming… and so are the gritters! Arctic air brings a crisp autumn morning with temperatures as low as -3C and it could SNOW by the weekend
Glorious photographs taken in London displayed an orange sunrise today, and rural landscapes in Lancashire and Cumbria were covered in a frost as an Arctic maritime air mass arrived.
You better make the most of it! Icelandic winds are set to bring temperatures plummeting down within days after weeks of unseasonably warm weather
After weeks of pleasant weather and days of sunshine the nation is set for a cold end to October. By Tuesday temperatures will have fallen to daytime highs of just 50F (10C).
The clocks might be going back this weekend, but it will feel like spring! Temperatures will reach 17C despite it being the start of winter
Despite tonight marking the official end of British summertime, parts of the country (pictured, Henley, in Oxfordshire) are set to enjoy balmy highs of 17C (63F) over the coming days.
Brrrrr-itain is braced for a big freeze: Long, cold winter of ice and blizzards with weeks of snow is set to arrive next month
Britain has already enjoyed highs of 18C this week, but the Met Office is warning of colder weather with more widespread night frosts from Wednesday next week.
Britain erupts into Autumnal colour as the UK prepares to be battered by gales, torrential rain and FROST as temperatures are set to dip below freezing
Autumn fog and frost could appear across Britain this week as October weather expected to set in with a drop in temperatures. Sunday’s heavy and blustery showers will continue over into Monday
Take your wellies! Flood warnings as an INCH of rain is set to fall in just a few hours - but it should be drier by tomorrow
The Met Office has warned of torrential showers (pictured) and gale-force winds in South Wales and much of the English border counties for Saturday, with flooding possible near the coast.
It's STILL blooming lovely! Flowers are in full colour thanks to one of the hottest Septembers on record and the sun will still be shining into next week
A wet summer and warm September have produced prime conditions for Trebah Garden, near Falmouth, Cornwall, which resembled a Monet painting when photographed today.
Now it's HOT-tober! Get ready for an Indian summer with unusually warm start to October predicted after one of warmest Septembers in recent years
Britain is set to enjoy an Indian Summer with forecasters predicting an usually hot start to October. Temperatures are likely to climb to above 20C across much of England next week.
Misty and mellow: Equinox heralds longer nights than days but summer makes a final stand with temperatures set to hit 22C all week
The weather in Britain has been far more settled over the past few days following 34C sunshine and heavy rain last week - and temperatures could hit 22C today, with more sunny spells tomorrow.
Berries are out, leaves are changing, and morning mists are rolling in: Autumn arrives with a burst of rain as temperatures struggle to top 20C
It’s been a madcap seven days of September weather, with 34C heat and half a month’s worth of rain in mere hours - but conditions in the UK are calming down ahead of the autumn equinox.
Autumn is finally here: Britain's balmy Indian summer disappears overnight as temperatures dip to 14C (but that hasn't stopped these bold skinny dippers)
After a balmy Indian summer made way for sudden storms which lashed parts of the country, it would appear autumn has finally arrived - with temperatures across the UK dropping.
Summer goes out with a bang! Flash floods, lightning and LANDSLIDES hit UK overnight causing chaos for commuters as temperatures fall by 10C - and it's here to stay
Flash flooding has hit parts of central London, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Hertfordshire and Greater London after a band of torrential rain moved in from the Channel overnight.
London’s drowning! South east sees up to a month’s worth of rain in just 24 hours with temperatures set to plunge after the best September heatwave for 100 years
Britons basked in the sun as temperatures edged above 30 degrees for the third successive September day - and the first time since 1929, but cool air will see temperatures drop 10C.
Flash floods, sink holes and even tornadoes: Torrential rain sweeps the North - but you'd never know it down South where the heatwave continues with temperatures into the 80s
Temperatures soared to 34.4C (94F) in Gravesend in Kent yesterday, the hottest September day in more than 100 years. Many people took to Twitter to complain about being unable to sleep.
Getting hot and heavy (rain)! Torrential downpours and FLOODS ravage most of Britain - but the South East swelters in the hottest September day since 1911 as mercury soars to 94F for 2016 record
Sunseekers are flocking to parks and beaches across the country to make the most of the flash heatwave which has seen the mercury hit a record-breaking 32.8C at London's Heathrow.
Health warnings issued as temperatures are set to top 88F tomorrow - Britain's hottest September day in more than 50 YEARS
Sunseekers are expected to flock to parks and beaches across the country as the Indian summer continues but health warnings have been issued for the East of England and London.
A very short Indian summer! Britain is set for a three-day September heatwave as temperatures climb to a sticky 30C by Tuesday after a wet weekend
Britain has already enjoyed a warm start to the month with temperatures hitting 29.3C this week – and, after a fresher weekend, the mercury will rise again on Monday and stay high until Wednesday.
Festival fans are forced to sleep in a ‘warzone’ after floods strand their cars in mud – but the rain will be replaced by 30C sunshine later this week
Red Cross workers helped those stranded at Festival No. 6 in Portmeirion, North Wales, after heavy rain flooded a huge field - and drivers even paid farmers with tractors £200 to tow them out with ropes.
Temperatures could reach 86F this week as Met Office says ‘brilliant Bank Holiday sunshine’ shows no sign of stopping
The South and East of England should enjoy the best of the weather, with temperatures expected to reach 26C today, although there could be rain in the North tomorrow.
Another Indian summer! Glorious Bank Holiday begins a week of sunshine for the South - but it's grim up North with rain and gales on the way
As we officially enter autumn this week and the mercury looks set to soar to a high of 26 degrees in the south east, much higher than the average for this time of year of around 20.
Phew! After the storms and hail the size of golf balls, the sun's back for the Bank Holiday and it's set to last most of the week
After a weekend of giant hailstones and torrential rain, it seemed yet another Bank Holiday washout was in store. But there’s good news for those off work in Britain today, as some sunshine will arrive.
It must be August Bank Holiday! Britain faces HURRICANE warning of 70mph winds as nation is hit by hailstones the size of golf balls
Showers are causing misery for many getting away today including visitors to Windsor Castle. And it looks like the UK could be struck by a hurricane now crossing the Atlantic from the USA.
Muddy lovely! Music lovers make the most of the weather at Leeds Festival as Britain faces Bank Holiday weekend washout (and LOTS of traffic jams)
The Met Office expects this weekend’s weather to be a ‘mixed bag’, with cloud and rain coming in from the South West tomorrow - before conditions will turn brighter and clearer on Sunday.
It's the hottest day of the year! Temperatures hit 33.9C in Kent - but the heatwave's about to make way for a Bank Holiday washout with rain, thunderstorms and HAIL
Temperatures climbed to 33.9C (93F) in Gravesend, Kent - but the two-day spell of fine conditions is set to turn on its head very soon.
Britain meets the blowtorch! 31C heat will continue tomorrow as Government issues heat warnings - but there's thunderstorms (and massive tailbacks) on the way for Bank Holiday weekend
Forecasters say the mercury will rise up to 30C in much of the south east of England today with some parts even fetching up to 33C as a 'blowtorch' of hot air sweeps in from north Africa and Spain.
While the country has seen a spike in temperature with sizzling sunshine this week, due to a Spanish Plume, the outlook for the weekend is looking rather bleak.
Britain on alert for wildfires after two weeks without rain as temperatures soar to 28C – but the weekend looks set to be a washout
Wildfire alerts have been triggered after the temperature reached 28C across Britain - hotter than Tahiti - and the European Forest Fire Information System raised the risk level to 'high danger'.
Thousands of sunseekers flock to beaches as Britain is set to 'melt' with temperatures hotter than HAWAII
Families made the most of the warm weather today, with the mercury hitting highs of 24C in the south west. More sunshine is expected next week, with warm air from the continent set to bring highs of 30C.
We've missed the heatwave but it'll still be warm enough to head for the beaches (although watch out - there might be a huge SHARK off Cornwall)
The warnings came after the body of a dolphin was found on Portreath beach, Cornwall. The headless carcass had huge teeth marks, leading to concerns a large predator was lurking in the water.
Hotter than Morocco! Britons set to bask in 'Spanish plume' with temperatures up to 88F as heatwave hits the UK
Balmy temperatures of 24C are expected on Saturday and Sunday with the mercury rising further into Monday - and when the Spanish plume arrives on Tuesday we could enjoy 30C weather.
Head for the beach! 'Spanish plume' to bring Britain's hottest August day for 13 years on Tuesday with temperatures soaring to over 35C
The plume will bring very warm arm from the Spanish plateau which will reach Britain by about Tuesday - but low pressure will arrive from the West by Wednesday, pushing this heat away
Enjoy it while it lasts! Britain basks in 26C weekend sunshine before 'Arctic plunge' will see temperatures drop 10 degrees on Monday
Beaches were packed as sunseekers flocked to the seaside to enjoy the weather. But forecasters say next week will be 'noticeably cooler', with temperatures in the South dropping to the high teens.
'Lovely weather we're having': The very British phrases you might hear... and what they actually mean
A new infographic has revealed some of the sayings you might hear in the UK and what they actually mean. In the case of weather, 'lovely' can actually mean 'really awful'.
Stay out of the water! SHARK warning is issued for the south of Britain this weekend as hot weather attracts them to the coast
Sun-worshipers heading to the coast to soak up the sun this weekend have been told to keep an eye out for shoals of mackerel as an influx of the fish has attracted sharks to the southern English coast.
Britain will bask in 28C sunshine at the weekend... but not before we’ve faced flood alerts, 40mph winds and -1C temperatures
Britain will be hit by 40mph wind gusts in the West and more than 1.5 inches of rain in Scotland today as an area of low pressure pushing in from the Atlantic brings heavy and frequent showers.
That was summer, then! Half a month's rain falls in ONE night as the start of August brings dramatic end to dry spell
A weather system bringing warm, moist air from the Atlantic saw South Wales have 1.5in of rain in just 12 hours last night, and there is further rainfall forecast this week as low pressure moves across Britain.
Awful August: More rain will fall in the next 24 hours than in the whole of July amid fears the whole month will be a washout
August will get off to a chilly, bright start in the North with rain over parts of the South feeding into a changeable seven days. Today will be cloudy in the South with rain moving in from the West.
Weather turns upside down… Fears that summer is over with warnings of torrential downpours next week – and even the rainbows are the wrong way up
Showers at Goodwood Festival (pictured), Sussex, were a sign of things to come as forecasters predicted there will be more showers and the glorious highs enjoyed in July may not return.
Sunny weekend for Britain as temperatures hit 22C but pack a coat because cloudy weather and showers are on the way
The weather will feel much cooler than last week, when the mercury hit 34C, and there could also be the odd light shower in the North and West, but for most of us conditions will be fine.
Should have slapped on some SPF! Brits share photos of their VERY painful-looking sunburn after the hottest day of the year
If there's one thing we Brits are better at than sarcasm, then it's letting our skin get utterly fried - and gloating about it on social media. These photos show some of the most painful-looking examples.
Last chance to top up your tan! Mini-heatwave continues with temperatures hitting 27C today but rain and cooler weather is on the way this week
The Met Office has forecast a high of 27C in East Anglia this afternoon - but warned that the heatwave will fizzle out by tomorrow, when temperatures return to average of around 22C in the south east.
The great British heatwave is STILL here! Britain’s beaches look more like Benidorm as thousands flock to the seaside and swelter in 30C temperatures (but it’s set to cool down during the week)
Forecasters say sunny spells will spread through central and eastern parts of the UK this afternoon, although bands of rain and patchy cloud are expected in the North.
The great holiday getaway slows to a crawl: Huge jams as millions hit the roads and lorry fire causes SEVEN-MILE tailback - and there's a deluge coming with a month's rain set to fall in two hours
Motorists have been warned to watch out for wet conditions on the roads, while there were seven-mile tailbacks on the M2 in Kent after an articulated lorry carrying hay went up in flames.
Rain - not Brexit - saw retail sales drop in June but no evidence yet of EU referendum affecting sales according to stores
The volume of shop sales fell by 0.9 per cent in the five weeks to July 2, the ONS reported, worse than the 0.6 per cent drop economists had expected, after rising 0.9 per cent in May
‘30 degrees out of 360? So all that hotness is left to get us’: Girl is left utterly baffled as she tries to understand how temperatures work
Prankster Brad Holmes, 24, from Southampton, was left in hysterics after his girlfriend Jenny Davies claimed the 30C weather is not that warm because there is a '360 degree circle of hotness'.
Is it acceptable to sunbathe in your underwear? As Britain embraces the heatwave internet debates whether laying out in your pants is a step too far
Many men and women have been stripping off to their underwear in their local parks and gardens to maximise their tan - and it's left the nation divided.
Zapped! Britain to be hit by 50,000 lightning strikes and flash floods - but down south it's still so hot the tarmac is melting people's sandals
Almost 40,000 lightning bolts were recorded from 3pm yesterday to 10am today in Britain, and Netweather is forecasting another 10,000 strikes by this evening.
Meltdown: Chaos as trains are cancelled because rails are TOO HOT and roads melt as temperatures pass 33C - but get ready for violent thunderstorms with a 'month's worth of rain'
The heat was caused by a warm plume of air from Spain as swathes of Britain baked in scorching sunshine before nearly a month of rain could arrive amid torrential thunderstorms.
Urban beaches, sub-tropical gardens and lidos: Beat the heatwave at Britain's best places to cool off
If you're too late to secure a spot on one of the UK's packed-out beaches, there are other ways to cool off nationwide, this week. MailOnline Travel rounds up where to make the most of the mercury rising.
Topless 'idiots' and sun-worshippers risk their lives by balancing on the edge of a crumbling cliff 200ft above jagged rocks
Despite giant cracks appearing, groups of tourists have been dicing with death on the edge of the limestone edifice at Seven Sisters cliffs in Newhaven, East Sussex.
It’s hotter than the Sahara! Health warning issued as forecasters say temperatures could reach 35C today, making it one of the hottest July days ever!
Hundreds of thousands of Britons stripped off in the sun yesterday as the mercury reached 31C (88F), making it the hottest day of the year so far ... until today.
Thousands of commuters stranded in sweltering conditions as 50ft sinkhole appears at London railway station on hottest day of the year
The hole, which was around 50 feet deep and six feet wide, appeared at Forest Hill station in South East London during the afternoon and disrupted dozens of Southern and London overground trains.
Radish lovers feel the crunch after crop of colourful vegetable is devastated by Britain's wet summer as demand rises
The dearth in the nation's radishes has been compounded by a rise in demand for the colourful peppery veg, which has become increasingly fashionable among foodies.
Get ready for a weekend scorcher with temperatures soaring to 80F – but will rain today on St Swithin’s Day herald a summer washout for the north?
The legend goes whatever weather hits Britain on St Swithin's Day will stay for forty days, raising concerns of a washout for the north and Scotland with rain on the way this weekend.