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Warmer air pushing northwards from the continent looks set to send the mercury upwards later this week after an unsettled weekend. Much of Europe is now seeing fairly settled weather, with warmer conditions in the Mediterranean and south east, according to BBC Weather.

Met Office meteorologist Jonathan Vautrey said the rest of Sunday in the UK should see a combination of dodging showers but also potentially chasing rainbows.

During sunny spells, he said temperatures should feel „relatively pleasant“, around 17-19C, which he remarked is „still below where we normally expect our temperatures to be for the start of July“.

The start of the coming week looks set repeat this picture in parts of the UK, with rain and showers interspersed with sunny spells, according to the BBC.

But temperatures are set to creep up a bit from the 17-19C which parts of Britain have seen of late, although showers are expected to ease into Sunday night (July 7), the Met Office forecasts.

It says a chill is expected to set in overnight on Sunday with the mercury dipping to 9-11C in towns and cities, but 3-5C in some rural areas, nippy for the beginning of July.

Monday looks to be similar to today, with rain, showers and sunny spells, feeling particularly gloomy in the south west with gusty winds along coasts.

Lower pressure from the south west is set to push heavy rain over south west England into Monday night, with the rain spreading northwards, according to the Met Office.

The forecaster says this will drag warmer, more humid air up from the continent, with temperatures rising towards the average for this time of year as a result.

Weather maps generated on Sunday by WX Charts show maximum temperatures at 6pm on Tuesday in the mid 20Cs in parts of mainland Europe.

This compares to 19C in London, 16C in Southampton, 19C in Cardiff and 11C in Newcastle. Maximum temperatures in Scotland range from 13-17C and 14-17C in Northern Ireland on the same date.

UK Met Office five day weather forecast

Sunday, July 7 – Thursday, July 11

Headline: Staying unsettled and rather cool feeling.

Today: Showers in the west will become more widespread through the day. Locally heavy and thundery in southern Scotland, northern England and east Wales. Sunny spells in between and light winds. Temperatures stay below the seasonal average.

Tonight: Showers fade for most, although a few continuing in the far north. Clear spells developing for many with light winds leading to some fog patches. Rain in the southwest later.

Monday: Sunshine and showers across the northern half of the UK with isolated thunder during the afternoon. Drier further south with cloud and rain moving into the southwest. Breezy here.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Remaining unsettled as low pressure tracks northwards through Tuesday and Wednesday. Turning more settled on Thursday but remaining cool for many, but a little warmer in the south.

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