UK Weather forecast news LIVE – Bank Holiday weekend HEATWAVE to bring 23C temperatures as great British summer returns

BRITAIN will 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…

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    HERE'S A HOT TIP

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

    Forecasts are suggesting 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.

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    MET OFFICE LONG RANGE FORECAST (MAY 29 TO JUNE 7)

    High pressure will bring mainly fine and settled conditions across the UK, with temperatures feeling locally warm in southern and central areas.

    But, there remains the possibility of some slight showers for some and the potential for a return of cloudier, wetter and cooler weather at times early next week, generally pushing in from northwest of the UK.

    Mostly dry conditions are likely to then continue (or return) through this period especially towards the south and east, but there remains the risk of some brief interludes of rain or showers, most likely affecting areas in the northwest and far south.

    Temperatures overall are likely to be close to average for the time of year.

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    20C + MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    Up to 20C is expected on May 31.

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

    London could clock 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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    WATCH: TODAY'S WEATHER

    UK weather forecast for Thursday 27 May – Heatwave hits Britain and set to last into weekend

  • Joseph Gamp

    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.

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    BRITS TO FINALLY GET SOME SUN WITH 23C HEATWAVE ON THE WAY AFTER WEEKS OF DOWNPOURS

    BRITS will finally get the weather they’ve been waiting for, with a 23C heatwave on the way after weeks on end of downpours.

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

    Spring kicked off in the UK with downpours and below-average temperatures, a stark contrast from the blissfully warm temperatures felt across the region this time last year.

    Early provisional statistics show that Wales has already had its wettest May on record, with figures going back to 1862 – and there’s still another week of the month to go. And we’ve seen gales, plenty of rain, thunderstorms and even hail in the past couple of weeks.

    But forecasters are predicting the end of the month will be brighter and warmer, with temperatures in London and central parts of England seeing temperatures climb as high as 23C over the weekend. 

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    MET OFFICE '4CAST' FOR TODAY

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    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.

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    UK WEATHER FORECAST FOR THURSDAY 27 MAY – HEATWAVE HITS BRITAIN AND SET TO LAST INTO WEEKEND

    UK weather forecast for Thursday 27 May – Heatwave hits Britain and set to last into weekend

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    WORLD ‘HAS 40% CHANCE OF TEMPORARILY REACHING 1.5C THRESHOLD’

    A new climate update warns the odds of the world experiencing global annual temperatures that are 1.5C above pre-industrial levels in one of the next five years are increasing with time.

    The report published by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) also warns of a very high likelihood – a 90 per cent chance – of at least one year between 2021 and 2025 becoming the warmest on record, outstripping 2016’s record heat.

    Global average temperatures of 1.5C above 19th century levels are seen as a threshold beyond which the most dangerous impacts of climate change will be felt.

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    TEMPERATURES IN LONDON AND CENTRAL ENGLAND COULD REACH 23C

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

    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, were predicted to see top temperatures of around 20C. Oli Claydon, from the Met Office, 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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    BRITS TO FINALLY GET SOME SUN WITH 23C HEATWAVE ON THE WAY AFTER WEEKS OF DOWNPOURS

    BRITS will finally get the weather they’ve been waiting for, with a 23C heatwave on the way after weeks on end of downpours.

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

    Spring kicked off in the UK with downpours and below-average temperatures, a stark contrast from the blissfully warm temperatures felt across the region this time last year.

    Early provisional statistics show that Wales has already had its wettest May on record, with figures going back to 1862 – and there’s still another week of the month to go. And we’ve seen gales, plenty of rain, thunderstorms and even hail in the past couple of weeks.

    But forecasters are predicting the end of the month will be brighter and warmer, with temperatures in London and central parts of England seeing temperatures climb as high as 23C over the weekend. 

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    BANK HOLIDAY GRIDLOCK WARNING

    The Met Office says this weekend is expected to be “mostly dry” and sunny over the weekend, with temperatures “returning to normal” levels for the end of May.

    However, bank holiday gridlock is likely to hit our roads, writes The Times.

    The RAC said that roads will face traffic queues, as Brits head for “hills and coasts”.

    Motorists are being advised to steer clear of the motorways at peak times, to avoid congestion.

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    ICELANDIC ‘TROUGH’ WARNING TO HIT BRITAIN FROM JUNE 7

    For Monday June 7 – Sunday June 13, “the weather is most likely to turn more unsettled for a time with the Icelandic trough moving further eastwards,” says Netweather TV.

    The forecasters add: “Temperatures are most likely to be near average during this period, with no strong signal for either above or below-average temperatures.

    “Rainfall totals look set to be below normal in most southern and eastern parts of the UK, though locally totals may be swollen by thundery showers in any showery polar maritime incursions.”

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    THREE DAY TEMPERATURE MAP FOR BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

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    TEMPERATURES IN LONDON AND CENTRAL ENGLAND COULD REACH 23C

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

    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, were predicted to see top temperatures of around 20C. Oli Claydon, from the Met Office, 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."

  • Joseph Gamp

    BRITS TO FINALLY GET SOME SUN WITH 23C HEATWAVE ON THE WAY AFTER WEEKS OF DOWNPOURS

    BRITS will finally get the weather they’ve been waiting for, with a 23C heatwave on the way after weeks on end of downpours.

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

    Spring kicked off in the UK with downpours and below-average temperatures, a stark contrast from the blissfully warm temperatures felt across the region this time last year.

    Early provisional statistics show that Wales has already had its wettest May on record, with figures going back to 1862 – and there's still another week of the month to go. And we've seen gales, plenty of rain, thunderstorms and even hail in the past couple of weeks.

    But forecasters are predicting the end of the month will be brighter and warmer, with temperatures in London and central parts of England seeing temperatures climb as high as 23C over the weekend. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE: THURSDAY TO START ON A SUNNY NOTE FOR MUCH OF THE UK

    The Met Office says Thursday will get off to a good start with sunshine for most – a perfect warm up for the May Bank Holiday "mini-heatwave" ahead.

    The weather agency tweeted: Thursday morning will start on a sunny note for much of the UK."

    "However low cloud will affect some northern and eastern coasts of the UK, giving a rather dull start to the day here."

  • Joseph Gamp

    RAINY MAY TO END WITH WARM SPELL OVER BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    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.

  • 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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    BRITS TO FINALLY GET SOME SUN WITH 23C HEATWAVE ON THE WAY AFTER WEEKS OF DOWNPOURS

    BRITS will finally get the weather they’ve been waiting for, with a 23C heatwave on the way after weeks on end of downpours.

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

    Spring kicked off in the UK with downpours and below-average temperatures, a stark contrast from the blissfully warm temperatures felt across the region this time last year.

    Early provisional statistics show that Wales has already had its wettest May on record, with figures going back to 1862 – and there's still another week of the month to go. And we've seen gales, plenty of rain, thunderstorms and even hail in the past couple of weeks.

    But forecasters are predicting the end of the month will be brighter and warmer, with temperatures in London and central parts of England seeing temperatures climb as high as 23C over the weekend. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES

  • Joseph Gamp

    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.

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