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Temperatures to soar to 21C before destructive storms hit back

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Brits have been warned today's sunny weather will be a blip as the recent stormy conditions hit back with a vengeance.

The new week is starting with mostly bright conditions and highs of 21C in some parts of the south following patches of rain in the morning.

Although far below the record-breaking 37C highs of recent weeks, much of the UK will see blue skies and summery conditions today.

But from tomorrow, the Met Office has issued a two-day weather warning, with winds of up to 60mph expected to batter large parts of the UK.

A yellow warning for wind is in place from 9am tomorrow, continuing until midday on Wednesday.

The Met Office warns disruption to travel, power cuts and large waves in coastal areas are all possible, comparing the conditions to those more expected in October or November than in August.

BBC weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker was quoted in MirrorOnline: "The weather's not looking too bad for most of us for the start of the week, Monday is going to bring some sunshine.

"It might be a little cloudy and rainy first thing in the morning across the south of the UK but that should give way to sunny spells come lunchtime.

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"Now make the most of Monday – Tuesday is looking very different, and an Atlantic storm is lurking and is headed our way.

"It's going to bring rain and gales," he warned.

Stormy weather is set to move in from this evening, powered by the strong jetstream.

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"This is more like an autumn low in October or November," Tomasz continued.

"The Met Office warns the gales will be worst across the southern half of the UK, they could prove disruptive."

Inland, gusts could top 50mph, hitting 60mph along the coasts.

The latest weather warnings come just days after Storm Ellen battered the UK, bringing winds of up to 75mph.

Tomorrow will see rain and strong, locally gale force winds which will sweep across most parts throughout the day.

They will clear on Wednesday, but on Thursday, the temperatures will start off cold before rain edges in from the west.

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