NORTH-SOUTH DIVIDE UK weather forecast: 25C heatwave to hit south of Britain TODAY but gales and rain will batter the north.
London, East Anglia and parts of South East England will see the highest temperatures as southeners enjoy late summer sunshine.
At the same time, gales of up to 45mph could pummel the north of the country, with Lancashire, Cumbria and Wales among the areas worst hit.
Heavy rains are also predicted, with up to 20mm of rain is predicted to fall in just 24 hours across parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland.
The Met Office’s Luke Miall told Sun Online: “The worst effected areas will be higher ground. If you are in those areas you will need your brollies.”
Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond said: “Temperatures well into the 20s are quite feasible after September 16.
“It could well become quite warm. There are indications high pressure will build.”
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “It turns warmer and humid as the remnants of Dorian and Gabrielle feed tropical air to the UK.
“It turns warmer still at the weekend and early next week with high pressure, with 25C possible in the South.”