Weather forecast UK latest news – Roasting 24C Bank Holiday weekend HEATWAVE as Monday to bring the hottest day of year

THE May bank holiday weekend heatwave will see Brits bake in temperatures of 24C today – with further mercury busting heat in June.

The warm Bank Holiday weekend will see temperatures soar to 25C on Monday.

Sunday is turning out to be fine and warm with temperatures up a notch to 24C in Liverpool and Manchester, reports Netweather TV.

The website says that the mercury is likely to hit "the 20s, with west London, Bristol, North Wales towards greater Manchester and Moray all hotting up".

London and central parts of England could get as high as 25C (73F) – the warmest since the end of March during the Bank Holiday weekend – as showers finally make way for glorious sunshine.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    MAY HISTORIC WASHOUT

    The Met Office said the often dull and wet conditions resulted in subdued temperatures across the board.

    Wales, Scotland and the UK as a whole are currently seeing May’s average maximum temperatures in their 10 lowest ever recorded.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WARM TEMPS ARE A ‘WELCOME CHANGE’

    Met Office forecaster Matthew Box said: “It’s obviously a welcome change I think for many.

    “Given that we have had a reasonably cold and then a wet couple of months through spring, with April being cold and May being wet and cloudy and generally on the cool side too, we’ve got a sunny end to May.

    “It might catch a few people out given that we haven’t seen much sun and UV levels are going to be quite high over the weekend as well so that’s something to be aware of.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    SUNDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST – PLENTY OF SUNSHINE FOR MOST

    Today will be another fine and warm day with plenty of sunshine for most, the Met Office says.

    Low cloud and fog will clear inland.

    It will however affect some North Sea coasts throughout, where it’ll remain cool throughout the day.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: GIRLS ENJOY A STROLL ALONG BOURNEMOUTH BEACH

    Students Caitie Gunning, 21, and, white bikini, Issy Farthing, 20, enjoying a day trip to Bournemouth beachCredit: BNPS
  • Joseph Gamp

    BRITAIN HAS HAD IT'S FOURTH WETTEST MAY ON RECORD

    According to the Met Office’s early provisional stats, the UK has already had its fourth wettest May on record with an average of 199mm falling, and a few days still to go.

    The wettest locations, receiving more than twice the average rainfall, were southwest and northeast England, as well as Wales and parts of eastern Scotland.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: TEMPERATURES SET TO CLIMB OVER NEXT FEW DAYS

     

  • Joseph Gamp

    WATCH: UK WEATHER– BRITAIN TO BE HOTTER THAN IBIZA THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    UK weather – Britain to be hotter than Ibiza this Bank Holiday weekend before 25C two-week heatwave

  • Joseph Gamp

    FORECAST FOR JUNE 3 TO 12 – MET OFFICE

    While there is still likely to be a good deal of widespread dry weather for the start of this period, showers, which could be heavy and possibly thundery, and prolonged spells of rain are likely for a time, particularly in central and southern areas of the country.

    Temperatures most likely remaining around or above average at this time.

    Towards the end of the period, there is a signal towards a more general cooling trend, back towards more average temperatures.

    Widespread fine and dry conditions are likely to persist, but also is the continued risk of showers; these unsettled conditions become most likely in the north and northwest of the country, with southeastern areas seeing more settled conditions.

  • Katie Davis

    23C FOR MIDLANDS AND LONDON OVER BANK HOLIDAY

    Met Office forecaster Oli Claydon, said: “Showers will start to ease and temperatures will increase over the bank holiday.

    “There’ll be highs of up to 23C for central parts of England and possibly into London. There is a slow progression towards warmer and drier conditions.”

    And it’s set to continue for the first half of June. The Met Office’s long-range forecast predicts the heatwave will stay for up to two weeks.

    The first week will see the warm, settled conditions we see this weekend continue.

    For the second week, above-average temperatures remain, however, there will be some showers.

  • Katie Davis

    THE BEST WATERPARKS TO VISIT AS TEMPS WARM UP

    There is no better place to cool off during the sunny spells than a thrilling water park.

    Indoor attractions across the UK have reopened this week, after the restrictions were lifted in the latest stage of the road map out of lockdown.

    We’ve rounded up some of the best waterparks – both indoor and outdoor – to add to your list to visit this summer across Britian.

  • Katie Davis

    MAY HISTORIC WASHOUT

    The Met Office said the often dull and wet conditions resulted in subdued temperatures across the board.

    Wales, Scotland and the UK as a whole are currently seeing May’s average maximum temperatures in their 10 lowest ever recorded.

  • Katie Davis

    WARM TEMPS ARE A 'WELCOME CHANGE'

    Met Office forecaster Matthew Box said: “It’s obviously a welcome change I think for many.

    “Given that we have had a reasonably cold and then a wet couple of months through spring, with April being cold and May being wet and cloudy and generally on the cool side too, we’ve got a sunny end to May.

    “It might catch a few people out given that we haven’t seen much sun and UV levels are going to be quite high over the weekend as well so that’s something to be aware of.”

  • Katie Davis

    WARM SUNSHINE – BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!

    The bank holiday weekend is expected to bring blue skies, widespread sunshine and potentially the hottest day of the year so far.

    London on Saturday may see highs of 23C (73.4F), while on Sunday Manchester and Liverpool could be basking in 24C (75.2F).

    The UK is forecast to be bathed in warm sunshine on Monday with the mercury climbing to a possible high of 25C (77F), meaning it would surpass the current high for 2021 which was 24.5C (76.1F) recorded on March 31 in Kew Gardens.

  • Katie Davis

    HIGH UV

    Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin said: “Sunglasses, sunhat and sun screen definitely required this weekend.

    “Finally, some warm sunshine on offer this May after what has been a very, very chilly month.”

  • Katie Davis

    WET, WET, WET 

    According to the Met Office’s early provisional stats, the UK has already had its fourth wettest May on record with an average of 199mm falling, and a few days still to go.

    The wettest locations, receiving more than twice the average rainfall, were southwest and northeast England, as well as Wales and parts of eastern Scotland.

  • Katie Davis

    WARMER WEATHER HERE TO STAY

     

  • Katie Davis

    SPRING OF CONTRASTS – MET OFFICE

    A cool and wet May has brought a Spring of marked contrast, according to early provisional figures from the Met Office.

    May has been a month dominated by low pressure, bringing heavy downpours or prolonged spells of rain for much of the UK.

    Wales has seen its wettest May since records began in 1862, with 207mm of rainfall, well over twice the long-term average, topping the previous record of 184mm set in 1967.

    It has been a similar story in May for much of the UK, with all countries seeing rainfall well above the long-term averages for the month.

    The wettest locations, receiving more than twice the average rainfall, were southwest and northeast England, as well as Wales and parts of eastern Scotland. The UK has so far seen its fourth highest amount of rainfall on record for the month, with an average of 199mm falling.

  • Katie Davis

    FORECAST FOR JUNE 3 TO 12 – MET OFFICE

    While there is still likely to be a good deal of widespread dry weather for the start of this period, showers, which could be heavy and possibly thundery, and prolonged spells of rain are likely for a time, particularly in central and southern areas of the country.

    Temperatures most likely remaining around or above average at this time.

    Towards the end of the period, there is a signal towards a more general cooling trend, back towards more average temperatures.

    Widespread fine and dry conditions are likely to persist, but also is the continued risk of showers; these unsettled conditions become most likely in the north and northwest of the country, with southeastern areas seeing more settled conditions.

  • Katie Davis

    UK TO BE HOTTER THAN IBIZA

    It will be hotter than Ibiza over the coming days, followed by a two-week heatwave.

    The Met Office said temperatures will rocket to 25C on Sunday and Monday in west London – while Ibiza struggles to hit 21C.

    In Newcastle it’s set to be 22C and in Leeds 21C.

    It comes as the mercury climbed above 20C on Friday for only the second time this month.

    Spring has been plagued by thunderstorms and gales, a stark contrast to the balmy sunshine this time last year.

  • Katie Davis

    ODDS SLASHED ON JUNE BEING HOTTEST ON RECORD

    Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on next month being the hottest June since records began to just 6-4, as the UK finally basks in sunshine after a soaking wet few weeks.

    Coral also now makes it just 2-1 that this summer goes on to enter the record books as the UK’s hottest ever.

    “The sun is finally out and it looks here to stay all through June. We have slashed the odds on next month being our hottest sixth month of the year ever,” said Coral spokesman Harry Aitkenhead.

    “Hopes are now high for a sweltering summer across the UK and we go 2-1 that it is our warmest ever,” he added.

  • Katie Davis

    TEMPERATURES BACK TO AVERAGE

    Stephen Dixon, of the Met Office, said: “Warmer weather is on the horizon for much of the UK with temperatures picking up.

    “Heading into the weekend, the temperatures are improving with dry and sunny conditions after what has been a very wet May across the UK. Temperatures will be back to average for this time of year.”

    Temperatures haven’t been as high since March 30, when 24.5C was recorded in London.

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

  • Katie Davis

    SUNDAY’S FORECAST

    Today will be another fine and warm day with plenty of sunshine for most, the Met Office says.

    Low cloud and fog will clear inland.

    It will however affect some North Sea coasts throughout, where it’ll remain cool throughout the day.

  • Katie Davis

    WETTEST MAY FOR WALES

    We’ve seen a month of almost non-stop rain.

    The UK has seen its fifth wettest May on record with 4.35in (110.5mm). The worst saw 5in (128.4mm) in 1967.

    Wales was drenched by its wettest May ever with 8.2in (207.4mm) beating the 7.25in (184.2mm) set in 1967.

    The month has also seen thunderstorms, lightning, hail, gale force winds and even snow.

  • Katie Davis

    ODDS SLASHED ON JUNE BEING HOTTEST ON RECORD

    Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on next month being the hottest June since records began to just 6-4, as the UK finally basks in sunshine after a soaking wet few weeks.

    Coral also now makes it just 2-1 that this summer goes on to enter the record books as the UK’s hottest ever.

    “The sun is finally out and it looks here to stay all through June. We have slashed the odds on next month being our hottest sixth month of the year ever,” said Coral spokesman Harry Aitkenhead.

    “Hopes are now high for a sweltering summer across the UK and we go 2-1 that it is our warmest ever,” he added.

  • Katie Davis

    SPRING OF CONTRASTS – MET OFFICE

    A cool and wet May has brought a Spring of marked contrast, according to early provisional figures from the Met Office.

    May has been a month dominated by low pressure, bringing heavy downpours or prolonged spells of rain for much of the UK.

    Wales has seen its wettest May since records began in 1862, with 207mm of rainfall, well over twice the long-term average, topping the previous record of 184mm set in 1967.

    It has been a similar story in May for much of the UK, with all countries seeing rainfall well above the long-term averages for the month.

    The wettest locations, receiving more than twice the average rainfall, were southwest and northeast England, as well as Wales and parts of eastern Scotland. The UK has so far seen its fourth highest amount of rainfall on record for the month, with an average of 199mm falling.

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