Somerset is set to sizzle this weekend as the mini-heatwave finally hits, with temperatures reaching highs of 18C.

The weather this month has been particularly hit or miss, with some gloriously sunny spells and a fair few grey moments. 

But things are really starting to look up, at least for now anyway, with wall to wall sunshine predicted for most of the weekend it’s finally time to get the barbeque out.

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Today the Met Office predicts a clear and sunny day with plenty of of sunshine and highs of 18C.

Here’s the Met Office forecast for the weekend ahead (obviously subject to change):


7am – sunny intervals, 11C

10am – sunny intervals, 15C

1pm – sunny, 16C

4pm – sunny, 18C

7pm – sunny, 15C

10pm – sunny, 12C


7am – sunny intervals, 11C

10am – sunny, 14C

1pm – sunny, 15C

4pm – sunny intervals, 15C

7pm – cloudy, 14C

10pm – cloudy chance of rain, 13C


7am – sunny intervals, chance of rain, 13C

10am – cloudy, 14C

1pm – cloudy, 16C

4pm – sunny intervals, 16C

7pm – sunny intervals, 16C

10pm – cloudy, 14C