Weather: suddenly it's summer with sunshine, high 20s and even flirting with 30

After weeks of unseasonably cool temperatures, Mother Nature is making up for lost time with plenty of sunshine and highs nudging the 30s by the start of the weekend.

For Tuesday, expect mixed skies and easterly winds of 20 km/h becoming light by late morning with a high of 20 C and a UV index of 8 or very high.

Skies are expected clear overnight with a low of 7 C.

Wednesday is sunny with a high of 25 C and low of 7 C.

Thursday is sunny and 27 C with a low of 10 C.

Friday’s forecast is for more sunshine with a high of 29 C and low of 14 C.

A few clouds creep in for mixed skies Saturday with a high of 28 C and low of 15 C.

Mixed but dry skies are forecast for Sunday and Monday with highs of 28 C.

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