Forecasters warn 40% chance ‘Atlantic storm’ hits UK in days despite heatwave

Weather forecasters have warned that there is a 40% chance the UK is battered by an "Atlantic storm" this month despite the incoming heatwave.

Brits can expect mostly scorching conditions in the coming days with temperatures possibly reaching 28C, according to Netweather.

However, in their long range forecast spanning from May 23 to June 5, the BBC say that it might not be clear skies for all.

They write: "The signs we do have indicate that the Azores high extends into north-west and central Europe for some periods of this week. Lower pressure moves across northern Scandinavia.

"This would bring a slightly higher than average temperature pattern. A drier rainfall pattern is possible across England and Wales and nearer seasonal in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

"There are other scenarios possible over the latter part of the forecast.

"If high pressure across the Azores fails to build across Europe, the Atlantic storm track could be active further south.

"This would bring a more unsettled pattern across the country. We estimate this risk at 40%."

The Met Office has also warned that conditions may not be as balmy as expected during that period.

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They write: "There looks to be a change during this period, with more unsettled conditions bringing spells of rain or showers for many areas."

Luckily, they go on to say that "drier spells are also likely, particularly in the south" and "temperatures will continue to be above average, especially in the south where it could be very warm early in the period".

There should be no signs of storms for Brits this week with the first of five monster heatwaves expected to bake sunseekers.

The Met Office said temperatures in London could blast to a “hazy” 23C by this afternoon (May 9), with things getting hotter than parts of Turkey and Mexico over the next five days.

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said: “The overall summer forecast is now pointing towards at least four or five major heatwaves.

“These will build throughout the summer months, but at the moment, August looks the most likely to bring these blasts of very hot weather.

“The first major spell of summer could arrive as soon as late May.”

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