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Following warm air pushed over the UK from the remnants of Hurricane Sam, much of the country will enjoy a balmy Friday and Saturday. Mild conditions will be seen throughout much of the country, with only Northern Ireland and the east coast of Scotland seeing wetter conditions.

Alyssa Smithmyer, Meteorologist at AccuWeather, told Express.co.uk “warmer temperatures and generally dry conditions are in store for southern England”.

She said: “The influence of high pressure to the east of the UK will help keep conditions nice.

“However, to the north and east, showery weather will linger as a frontal boundary passes by.

“High temperatures on Friday, October 8th, will range in the middle to upper 60s F (18-20C).”

Ms Smithmyer went on to add milder nights are in store for the UK.

She added: “Then on Friday night, low temperatures can range in the upper 40s (8-9C) around London, and range in the lower 50s F (10-12C) outside of the city.

“Normal high temperatures for London for this time of the month typically range around 59-60F (15-15.5C), and normal low temperatures typically range around 47-48F (8-8.8C) so temperatures are leaning on the warm side during the daytime compared to typical October high temperatures.

“For this weekend, daily high temperatures will range in the lower to middle 60s F (16-18C). Which will still be a few degrees above average for this time in October, but not quite as warm as Friday for most locations in southern England.

“The showery weather will begin to taper off to the north and west, and southern England is forecast to remain generally dry.“

The Met Office’s forecast also holds Friday has seen fog and low cloud slowly clearing to allow some warm sunshine for many.

Their Saturday outlook said: “Fog lifting over south and central England to leave warm sunshine.

“Cloudier elsewhere with rain in far northwest moving across Scotland and into north England whilst easing.”

Kirsty McCabe, meteorologist at FRMetS, also told Express.co.uk Sunday will see a return to chilly October weather.

She said: “After a few very mild days and nights, temperatures will return to nearer normal values on Sunday as an increasingly weak cold front sinks southeastwards, bringing some light rain and drizzle (mainly over the hills).

“Blustery showers will follow in the far north, these could be heavy with hail and thunder.

“There is an increasing risk of an air frost, mainly in parts of the north, next week as the nights turn colder.”

Ms McCabe also said there are hints the end of the month could see some early snowfall.

She added: “There are tentative signs of some early season snowfall over northern hills at the end of October/start of November.

“But it all depends on global weather patterns, such as a weak La Nina in the tropical Pacific.

“One to watch. And while snow at Halloween is unusual it has happened before, 2008 being particularly memorable.”

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