Get ready for the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures in the South are set to hit 22C

Get ready for the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures are set to hit 22C (but make the most of it because the weekend will be cold) A '30 to 40% chance' it will be the hottest day of the year, say forecastersTemperatures peaked at 21.3C in East Malling, Kent, yesterdayNorth-south divide with temperatures as low as 10C expected in ScotlandIt will fall to 12C in London on Friday as a cold weather front moves across the country By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 08:00 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 24 April 2013 Britain could bask in the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures set to break through the 22C barrier today, forecasters said.

Marks and Spencer reeling over "poor quality" fashion slump as chief executive faces pressure to stop the rot

Marks and Spencer reeling over 'poor quality' fashion slump as chief executive faces pressure to stop the rot Chief executive Marc Bolland will be under great pressure from shareholdersThe group is set to report quarterly sales down 4.5 per cent By Simon Watkins and Sam Masters PUBLISHED: 23:27 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:04 GMT, 7 April 2013 Marks & Spencer is reeling from a strategy disaster of poor-quality clothes aimed at the wrong customers, critics have warned, as the store prepares to register a slump in fashion sales. Fashion-watchers, rivals and shoppers insisted the group needed to abandon cheap products and aim squarely at Britain’s aspiring middle-class women or risk losing ground

UK Weather: Get ready for 16C highs as balmy spring weather arrives for a warm start to the week

It's getting warmer! Get ready for balmy 14C as spring arrives with a warm start to the weekMet Office says most of UK will see temperatures at least hitting 12 to 13CWarmest place in the Britain today is expected to be Aberdeenshire By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 12:39 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:39 GMT, 2 March 2013 After weeks of chilly weather, Britain will finally start to feel some warmth this week. Forecasters say that England and Wales will see bright and sunny weather with temperatures up into the teens by Tuesday.

UK weather:Snow warning as winter bites again: Temperatures will plummet to -4C tonight

Snow warning as winter bites again: Temperatures will plummet to -4C tonight Snow set to hit North East, East Anglia and Scotland today Temperatures plunge as low as -4C as freezing weather returns By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 13:51 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:07 GMT, 2 February 2013 If thought winter was petering out this week, you may be in for a chilly shock. Parts of Britain enjoyed temperatures of up to 14C (57F) this week – a welcome reprieve after January’s heavy snowfall brought the country to a halt. But last night snow returned to northern England and Scotland – and forecasters say more is on the way

UK Weather: Homeowners warned of more floods on Christmas Day as forecasters warn of heavy rains

Merry Christmas from our Great British weather: Ruined homes, flooded fields, a nightmare getaway and more rain STILL to come Bodmin saw 155 mm in five days – it has a usual monthly average of 300mmFirst Great Western: 'If you are planning to travelling to or from Devon and Cornwall it is advised to postpone your journey if at all possible' 165 UK flood warnings in place – majority in Midlands and the South WestThree people were killed in a crash near Midlothian, which had heavy rain Scotland and West Country are likely to suffer the most Christmas Eve rain Up to 30mm of rain is expected to fall between midnight and noonMet Office: Britain is now set for one of its wettest years since 1910 | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 25 December 2012 Homeowners are on alert for further flooding on Christmas Day as forecasters warn of heavy rains as the bad weather continues to threaten homes, businesses, roads and railways. With 165 flood warnings in place, tomorrow is expected to be a rather showery day across the UK, with the continued risk of thundery downpours for southern and western parts. The great Christmas getaway has been stalled by floods which are hampering the rail network with lines in the south-west among services hardest hit

Heathrow cancels 189 flights as ice and freezing fog brings chaos to roads and rail

Thousands of passengers scramble for information at Heathrow as 189 flights are cancelled due to ice and freezing fog 98 arrivals and 91 departures called off at Britain's biggest airport Flights to Warsaw, Stockholm and Germany as well as internal journeys to Manchester and Aberdeen cancelledLondon City Airport also hit by delays and cancellations after temperatures plunged to well below freezing overnightParts of Scotland reached -10C closely followed by Chesham, Buckinghamshire, at -9C and Little Rissington in Gloucestershire at -8CRush-hour commuters faced chaos on major roads including the A1(M) as well as the main line rail and Tube Spate of accidents on roads, including overturned car and another which crashed into house Warmer conditions on way, but forecasters warn this will be accompanied by yet more heavy rain until Christmas | UPDATED: 19:12 GMT, 12 December 2012 Heathrow has been forced to cancel 189 flights to and from the airport today as ice and freezing fog descended on the UK. Hundreds of passengers are thought to have been stranded both here and abroad after the airport called off 98 arrivals and 91 departures scheduled throughout the day.

Arctic Britain: Siberian freeze brings ice, snow and -16C temperatures this week

Freezing Britain: Siberian front brings ice, snow and -16C temperatures (but at least these skiers are enjoying themselves) Temperatures expected to dip from Sunday with frozen conditions bringing chaos to the roads later in the week Commuters pictured battling through heavy snow in Leeds, Newcastle and LincolnshireAA warn drivers to be prepared for treacherous conditions and advise grit is ineffective below -9C Icy gusts from the east will bring a wind chill factor of -16C next week, according to Met Office forecasters Follows a week of transport chaos with airports closing and dramatic car crashes putting police officers and a boy of 11 into hospital | UPDATED: 17:07 GMT, 8 December 2012 With icy blasts sweeping in from Siberia expected to send the mercury plummeting from as early as tomorrow afternoon, skiers made a rare UK appearance this morning enjoying an unexpected spot of glorious sunshine. The intrepid winter sportsmen took to the gentle slopes of the South Tyne Valley, near Alston, in Cumbria, and if forecasters are correct there will be plenty more of the white stuff to come

UK weather: High pressure over Scandinavia blamed as temperatures plummet to -8C

Now get set for a deep freeze: High pressure over Scandinavia blamed as temperatures plummet to -8C Sleet, frost and four inches of snow are expected tomorrowCold air from Siberia passing over the North Sea from Scandinavia can pick up moisture, creating snow flurries Wintry conditions are expected to last all month, unleashing sub-zero temperatures, freezing fog and icy 30mph windsOne driver left hanging over stream after his van skidded on iceBookies have slashed the odds on a white ChristmasMet Office admitted it was likely to be colder than average on December 25 Temperatures for the start of the month are 6C colder than usual | UPDATED: 22:48 GMT, 4 December 2012 The big freeze will turn into a deep freeze tomorrow as temperatures hurtle down to -8C (18F) in parts of rural Britain.