UK weather Bank Holiday forecast – Brits to roast in 23C weekend SCORCHER as wind and rain finally makes way for summer

BRITAIN is set to ROAST this weekend as temperatures soar above 20C, bringing an end to the wet and windy weather that plagued May.

May was a total washout and 2.1C colder than the daily average of 8.3C this time of the year.

London and central parts of England could get as high as 23C (73F) – the warmest since the end of March during the Bank Holiday weekend – as showers finally make way for glorious sunshine.

Meanwhile, temperatures of 20C are predicted to hit the South East, North West and Wales.

The Met Office has pinpointed Sunday May 30th as the day to mark in your calendar as the day warmer weather breaks, with blue skies, no rain and warm temperatures predicted for that day and Bank Holiday Monday too.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Patrick Knox

    TONIGHT’S UK WEATHER 

    Most areas will be dry with late sunny spells.

    However, daytime showers will ease and turn increasingly patchy during the evening. 

    Overnight will then be dry with long clear spells but patches of mist and fog will form.

    Cloud cover will build across Northern Ireland and north-east Scotland by dawn.

  • Patrick Knox

    MERCURY DROPPED

    Crews in Norwich spent more than an hour containing mercury which had spilled out of from the ancient barometer, used to measure atmospheric pressure, had leaked on to a laminate floor

    They raced to a property in Garden Place, off Magdalen Street, at just before 6.15pm last night.

    A spokesperson for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said this morning "The occupant was in another room when it happened and had no contact with the chemical spillage."

  • Patrick Knox

    SOLAR STORM COULD SHUT DOWN EARTH’S RADIO SIGNALS

    That’s according to experts who have warned the sun could shoot solar flares to Earth that cause radio blackouts.

    Nasa previously explained: “The energy from a flare can disrupt the area of the atmosphere through which radio waves travel.

    “This can lead to degradation and, at worst, temporary blackouts in navigation and communications signals.”

    A recently formed sunspot on the solar surface is said to have emitted a number of strong ‘M-class’ flares.

  • Patrick Knox

    2-1 FOR UK'S HOTTEST SUMMER ON RECORD

    Leading bookmaker Coral goes 2-1 that this summer goes on to become the UK's hottest since records began.

    Forecasts are suggesting that the heavy rain of May will become a distant memory as we move into June.

    "We have endured one of the wettest springs ever but June is going to be a different story and we now make this summer just 2-1 to be the hottest on record in the UK," said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

  • Patrick Knox

    MET OFFICE: CRUCIAL JET STREAM TO MOVE NORTH

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    WEATHER MAP

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    WET, WET, WET

    Wet weather has dominated the forecast this month, with Wales recording 200.7mm of rain – double the monthly average – making it the wettest May in records dating back to 1862.

    Dorset, Bristol and eastern parts of Scotland have also been particularly hard-hit by downpours.

    Across the UK, it has been the 10th wettest May on record, according to Met Office figures.

    Despite some respite over the weekend it looks like the sunny spell could be short-lived, with forecasters warning showers and cooler weather could return early next week.

  • Patrick Knox

    RAINY MAY TO END WITH BANK HOLIDAY WARM SPELL

    The dismal May weather looks set to take a turn for the better – with the mercury predicted to top 20C in parts of the UK just in time for the bank holiday weekend.

    After weeks of downpours and below-average temperatures, forecasters are predicting a brighter end to the month.

    London and central parts of England could see temperatures climb to as much as 23C over the weekend.

    The last time temperatures were as high was on March 30, with 24.5C recorded in London.

    Other parts of the South East, Wales and the North West are predicted to see top temperatures of around 20C

  • Patrick Knox

    2-1 FOR UK'S HOTTEST SUMMER ON RECORD

    Leading bookmaker Coral goes 2-1 that this summer goes on to become the UK's hottest since records began.

    Forecasts are suggesting that the heavy rain of May will become a distant memory as we move into June.

    "We have endured one of the wettest springs ever but June is going to be a different story and we now make this summer just 2-1 to be the hottest on record in the UK," said Coral's Harry Aitkenhead.

  • Patrick Knox

    LAST YEAR'S UK SUMMER

    Last summer saw the longest "extreme heatwave" since records began in 1841, with 34C daily for six days in a row from August 7 to 12.

    The sunny spell was an even longer run than 1976's drought-hit summer which saw standpipes on the streets.

  • Patrick Knox

    JUNE SET TO BE A SCORCHER

    Temperatures are expected to grow even hotter later in the month, with a 33C scorcher on the way.

    It comes as hot air blows in from the continent, with the Met Office declaring warmer-than-average weather three times more likely than cooler-than-average temperatures across April and June.

    And even hotter temperatures could follow later in summer.

  • Patrick Knox

    CHILLY 15C BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND BEFORE 27C HEATWAVE

    UK is braced for a chilly Bank Holiday break before the next stage of the lockdown lifts in a sweltering heatwave.

    Temperatures will stop at 15C for the long weekend next week – before rising to 27C mid-May.

    A series of hot spells, each lasting up to a week, are expected just in time for May 17 – when hotels plan to reopen and overseas travel gets set to resume, The Weather Outlook has said.

    Meanwhile, 30C sunshine at the start of June will set the scene nicely for when all restrictions are due to lift on June 21.

  • Patrick Knox

    PICTURED: COVID-HIT INDIA'S CYCLONE HELL

    A flooded coastal area today as Cyclone Yaas makes landfall in Digha, near the Bay of Bengal, south of Kolkata, IndiaCredit: EPA
  • Patrick Knox

    THINK THE WEATHER HAS BEEN BAD HERE?

    Well, torrential rains, howling winds and colossal waves have slammed eastern India today in the Covid-stricken country's second cyclone in as many weeks, forcing more than 1.5 million people into shelters.

    Cyclones are a regular occurrence in the northern Indian Ocean but many scientists say the storms are becoming more frequent and severe as climate change warms the sea.

    Last week, Cyclone Tauktae claimed at least 155 lives including dozens of oil rig workers as it hit western India, the fiercest to hit the area in several decades.

    Now Cyclone Yaas has forced the evacuation of more than 1.5 million people in the eastern states of West Bengal and Odisha.

  • Patrick Knox

    PICTURED: SEA AND SUNSHINE

    Sunrise over the English Channel seen this morning from the beach in Selsey in West SussexCredit: Bav Media
  • Patrick Knox

    WATCH: VIDEO FORECAST

    UK weather forecast for Wednesday 26 May: Showers with promises of some sunshine on the way

  • Patrick Knox

    WHAT WILL SATURDAY'S WEATHER BE LIKE?

    Saturday will be dry and bright with spells of sunshine however variable amounts of cloud cover will build during the day.

  • Patrick Knox

    FRIDAY’S WEATHER

    Friday will be largely dry with early sunny spells however cloud cover will build and there will be outbreaks of rain and drizzle across Northern Ireland and Scotland. 

  • Patrick Knox

    PICTURED: CYCLONE HELL

    A commuter wades through flooded streets as Cyclone Yaas makes landfall in Digha, near the Bay of Bengal, south of Kolkata, IndiaCredit: EPA
  • Patrick Knox

    TOMORROW 

    A dry and bright start with early sunshine. 

    It will continue mostly dry during the day with spells of sunshine however variable amounts of cloud cover will build. 

    There is a chance of a few isolated showers developing, mostly in the north and east. 

    A mostly dry and sunny evening.

  • Patrick Knox

    TONIGHT'S WEATHER 

    Most areas will be dry with late sunny spells however daytime showers will ease and turn increasingly patchy during the evening. 

    Overnight will then be dry with long clear spells however patches of mist and fog will form. Cloud cover will build across Northern Ireland and north-east Scotland by dawn

  • Patrick Knox

    MET OFFICE OUTLOOK FOR TODAY

    Low cloud and patchy rain in the northeast will be replaced by scattered heavy showers inland. Mostly dry with sunny spells elsewhere and feeling warmer than recently.

  • Patrick Knox

    WATERLOGGED BEVERLEY AND GOWRAN ABANDON CARDS

    Today’s meetings at Beverley and Gowran have both been abandoned because of waterlogging.

    Following further rain overnight, on ground already described as heavy, Beverley's eight-race card was cancelled just before a scheduled 7am inspection.

  • Patrick Knox

    SPRINGTIME WEATHER EXPECTED FOR JUNE

    Met Office meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth said more settled springtime weather is predicted for the following week.

    She said the long-term forecast suggests June will be much drier than May.

    “The most likely scenario at the moment is looking like predominantly dry weather, at quite a contrast to what we’ve seen with the wet weather in May, so that would be an improvement,” she added.

  • Joseph Gamp

    GET READY FOR 20C TEMPERATURES OVER THE MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    Next weekend, things will change for the better.

    Temperatures of up to 20C are expected on May 31.

    And highs of could hit 21C in Kent and the south by June 1.

    London is set to be hit with 22C and 23C temperatures, according to charts from Netweather.

    The return of indoor boozing has come at the perfect time as May continues to be wet and wind.

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