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UK weather weekend forecast – Hottest day of the year TODAY as Met Office predicts weekend heatwave

BRITS look set to be hit by a mid-May heatwave with temps set to reach 23C as Britain basks in the hottest day of the year TODAY.

The Met Office predicts the mercury will hit the mid-twenties this weekend, with plenty of warm air and sunshine forecast.

The warm weather spell will see parts of the south seeing 22C heat by mid-week and up to 24C by the next weekend.

London and the south-east are forecast to see the best of the sunshine, with predictions for early next week forecasting a scorching 25C.

Forecasters have predicted more warm weather stints in the second half of May, with hot spells also likely to bake Britain in June

A “Spanish sizzler” blowing in from the continent in the week of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from June 2 to 5, when Her Majesty will mark 70 years on the throne.

The Met Office’s long-range outlook over the period states: “Chances of hot weather and heatwaves are increased compared to average, especially later in the period.

“There is an increase in the likelihood of warmer-than-average conditions over the three months.”

Read our UK weather live blog below for the latest forecasts and updates…

  • What has the hottest day so far been?

    The UK’s hottest day so far this year was Good Friday, when 23.4C was recorded in St James’s Park in central London.

    It comes after a pleasant April that has seen average maximum temperatures above normal for the month, with little rain.

    The UK had around a third less rainfall than is usually expected for the month, forecasters say.

    England and Wales were the driest UK nations.

  • Radap map shows rain and cloud moving north-east

    Not everywhere is being treated to sun and warmth this morning.

    In fact, the latest Met Office radar map shows rain & cloud moving south and east from Northern Ireland and western Scotland.

    The northwest bore the brunt of the wet and miserable weather earlier this morning.

  • Mid-May long range forecast

    Largely cloudy across much of the northwest of the UK, with a few showers, the odd one of which may turn heavier.

    However, some brighter or sunny spells also possible at times.

    Largely fine and dry for southern and eastern areas with some sunny spells and feeling rather warm to very warm at times.

    Areas of low cloud and fog still possible around some coasts, most likely in the south and west, where it may feel cooler.

    Windy across the north, with temperatures here remaining close to average, but winds light or moderate elsewhere.

    Towards the end of the period, a general change to lower pressure – especially across the north – may bring more unsettled conditions with spells of rain or showers for most.

  • Hotter than normal temperatures ahead

    The Met Office is also forecasting hotter-than-normal temperatures across the three months from April to the end of June.

    Warmer-than-usual average temperatures are almost 10 times more likely than much-cooler conditions, at 45 per cent versus five per cent, Met Office briefings to councils and businesses reveal.

    The long-range outlook over the period states: “Chances of hot weather and heatwaves are increased compared to average, especially later in the period.

    “There is an increase in the likelihood of warmer-than-average conditions over the three months.”

  • Wet and breezy start for the northwest says Met Office

    It’s not been a bright start to the day for ALL areas of the UK this morning.

    The Mt Office tweeted: “It’s a wet and breezy start to Friday morning in the northwest, with some heavy rain in places

    “A dry start elsewhere with some sunshine in central and eastern areas.”

  • Great British sizzler forecast for Queen’s Jubilee

    Forecasters are predicting a 30C sizzler for the Queen’s Jubilee, with temperatures potentially reaching highs of 30C.

    Heatwave conditions will also hit in the run up to the four-day Bank Holiday bonanza, helping sun-starved Brits celebrate the Queen’s mighty achievement in style.

    Weather maps show the UK burning a deep orange over the celebratory period – and meteorologists reckon the mercury could top 30C in some parts.

  • Weather outlook for Saturday to Monday

    The majority of the UK will see warm temperatures over the weekend with the glorious weather set to least into early next week.

    The Met Office says: “Southern parts will see a good deal of dry weather, and here it will be rather warm.

    “The northwest likely cloudier and cooler with rain at times, especially from Sunday.”

  • This summer 7/4 to be hottest on record

    This year could see the hottest summer on record, according to the latest odds from Ladbrokes.

    With temperatures ready to soar across the UK in the coming weeks, the bookies have now cut odds to just 7/4 (from 3/1) on the hottest summer EVER being recorded this year.

    Elsewhere, 6/4 says this goes down as a record-breaking hot May.
    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Things are about to get a whole lot hotter, and we’ve already cut odds on a record-breaking hot summer as a result.”

  • Londoners in for treat today

    Early morning fog patches soon clearing, leaving a dry and warm day, with sunny spells in London.

    Cloud increasing from the northwest through the afternoon, bringing patchy rain for the evening with maximum temperatures of 22 °C.

  • What has the hottest day so far been?

    The UK’s hottest day so far this year was Good Friday, when 23.4C was recorded in St James’s Park in central London.

    It comes after a pleasant April that has seen average maximum temperatures above normal for the month, with little rain.

    The UK had around a third less rainfall than is usually expected for the month, forecasters say.

    England and Wales were the driest UK nations.

  • Met Office predicts weather to warm up by weekend

    Every cloud has a silver lining and the Met Office reckon the weather is likely to warm up by the weekend.

    Dr Mark McCarthy, of the National Climate Information Centre, said April’s official figures will be announced tomorrow.

    He said: “What we’ve seen in April is a long period of time with the UK under the influence of high pressure, bringing calm and settled weather, especially in the south.

    “Early in the month, the Azores High dominated the weather in the south, with low-pressure systems continuing to make some progress in northern areas.

    “Later in the month high-pressure remained dominant, but this time centred more towards Scandinavia or Iceland, and over the UK itself.

    “What this adds up to is a dry theme for the month, with scattered showers making limited impacts in northern areas.”

  • ‘Extreme heat can pop up at short notice’

    A forecaster said: “Temperatures are expected to be close to or above normal throughout the period to May 13, with some bright weather.

    “May 13 to 27 has temperatures most likely above normal for all areas, with an increased chance of warm spells.

    “The South looks drier, with showers possible in the North.”

    But ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “There’ll be a warming trend ahead – and extreme heat can crop up at short notice.”

  • Hotter than normal temperatures ahead

    The Met Office is also forecasting hotter-than-normal temperatures across the three months from April to the end of June.

    Warmer-than-usual average temperatures are almost 10 times more likely than much-cooler conditions, at 45 per cent versus five per cent, Met Office briefings to councils and businesses reveal.

    The long-range outlook over the period states: “Chances of hot weather and heatwaves are increased compared to average, especially later in the period.

    “There is an increase in the likelihood of warmer-than-average conditions over the three months.”

  • Great British sizzler forecast for Queen’s Jubilee

    Forecasters are predicting a 30C sizzler for the Queen’s Jubilee, with temperatures potentially reaching highs of 30C.

    Heatwave conditions will also hit in the run up to the four-day Bank Holiday bonanza, helping sun-starved Brits celebrate the Queen’s mighty achievement in style.

    Weather maps show the UK burning a deep orange over the celebratory period – and meteorologists reckon the mercury could top 30C in some parts.

  • In pictures: Stunning sunrise of the City of London

    Brits are set to see temperatures rise to 21C from today, following a midweek blast of wintry weather and torrential showers.

    The eye-catching image below shows the sun rising behind skyscrapers and offices in the City of London financial district.

    Forecasters say the lion’s share of the warm weather will be seen in London and the south-east and is set to continue over the weekend.

  • Mid-may heatwave

    The Met Office predicts a “brief heatwave” will hit in mid-May.

    Highs of 23C are expected in the south of England, with one forecaster hinting it may become “very warm” this month.

    Met meteorologist Marco Petagna said: “Temperatures are several degrees above where they should be at this time of year.”

  • Weather outlook for Saturday to Monday

    The majority of the UK will see warm temperatures over the weekend with the glorious weather set to least into early next week.

    The Met Office says: “Southern parts will see a good deal of dry weather, and here it will be rather warm.

    “The northwest likely cloudier and cooler with rain at times, especially from Sunday.”

  • Bookies make summer 7/4 to be hottest on record

    This year could see the hottest summer on record, according to the latest odds from Ladbrokes.

    With temperatures ready to soar across the UK in the coming weeks, the bookies have now cut odds to just 7/4 (from 3/1) on the hottest summer EVER being recorded this year.

    Elsewhere, 6/4 says this goes down as a record-breaking hot May.
    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Things are about to get a whole lot hotter, and we’ve already cut odds on a record-breaking hot summer as a result.”

  • Short weather summary for tomorrow

    Rain across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland moving into Wales and northern England.

    Turning brighter to the north with a few showers.

    Warm sunny spells for southern and southeast England.

  • Nasa releases stunning clip of X-class solar flare

    NASA has revealed stunning footage of the strongest type of solar flare that burst from the Sun on May 3.

    It’s the second time this week that this type of powerful solar flare has been recorded and the US space agency has labelled the Sun’s recent activity as “dramatic”.

  • ‘Extreme heat can pop up at short notice’

    A forecaster said: “Temperatures are expected to be close to or above normal throughout the period to May 13, with some bright weather.

    “May 13 to 27 has temperatures most likely above normal for all areas, with an increased chance of warm spells.

    “The South looks drier, with showers possible in the North.”

    But ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “There’ll be a warming trend ahead – and extreme heat can crop up at short notice.”

  • Weather outlook for Friday to Sunday

    Band of rain, locally heavy, moves southeast across the UK on Friday.

    Settled and mostly dry at the weekend, with warm sunny spells and light winds for most.

  • Manchester forecast for tonight

    Staying dry overnight with low cloud which will spread inland to bring some mist and fog patches over the hills.

    The blanket of cloud will help give a mild night with minimum temperatures of 7 °C.

  • Dry night for Edinburgh

    Mainly dry this evening, late sunshine in places.

    Cloudy for the rest of the night with outbreaks of rain spreading from the northwest, parts of the east staying dry with minimum temperatures of 9 °C.

  • Mid-May long range forecast

    Largely cloudy across much of the northwest of the UK, with a few showers, the odd one of which may turn heavier.

    However, some brighter or sunny spells also possible at times.

    Largely fine and dry for southern and eastern areas with some sunny spells and feeling rather warm to very warm at times.

    Areas of low cloud and fog still possible around some coasts, most likely in the south and west, where it may feel cooler.

    Windy across the north, with temperatures here remaining close to average, but winds light or moderate elsewhere.

    Towards the end of the period, a general change to lower pressure – especially across the north – may bring more unsettled conditions with spells of rain or showers for most.

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