UK weather forecast news LIVE – Brits to BAKE in 20C May Bank Holiday weekend HEATWAVE after weeks of heavy rainfall END

THE Met Office has predicted the exact day the miserable weather will lift and Britain will bask in 20C temperatures once again.

May has so far been a total washout that's predicted to be the coldest since 1996 and has been 2.1C than the daily average of 8.3C this time of the year.

But thankfully it will start warming up very soon, with temperatures expected to reach a balmy 20C very soon.

But with the entire country still having to make venue bookings and plans to see friends well in advance these days thanks to covid restrictions, when exactly will we be experiencing the warmer weather?

Well the Met Office has pinpointed Sunday May 30th as the day to mark in your calendar as one to really look forward to, 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…

  • Joseph Gamp

    TEMPERATURES IN LONDON AND CENTRAL ENGLAND COULD REACH 23C THIS WEEKEND

    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

    LONDON COULD BE IN FOR A MINI HEATWAVE THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    London could get lucky and be in for a mini heatwave this Bank Holiday weekend, after weeks of wind and rain.

    But from Thursday, the capital is set to enjoy temperatures of 20C and above for 12 days.

    Sunday will see some much-needed sunshine and the mercury hit 23C – before a brief interruption of showers the following week, but the temperature still reaches 21C.

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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.

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    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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    THE SUN'S THREE DAY TEMPERATURE MAP FOR BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

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    IN PICTURES: CYCLIST GETS A SOAKING IN CAMBRIDGE TODAY

    People out in Cambridge and getting a soaking on MondayCredit: Geoff Robinson
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    WATCH: BRITS TO FINALLY GET SOME SUN WITH 23C HEATWAVE ON THE WAY AFTER WEEKS OF DOWNPOURS

    Brits to FINALLY get some sun with 23C heatwave on the way after weeks of downpours

  • Joseph Gamp

    WET MONTH

    Ladbrokes has slashed their odds on this month going down as the wettest May on record. 

    Having been battered by heavy rain for the last few weeks and with even more on the way, the bookies have cut odds from 1/2 to just 1/3 on this going down as the wettest May ever. 

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It looks as though this summer could well be a washout with record-breaking rain set to fall over the coming weeks and months.”

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    SPRINGTIME WEATHER EXPECTED FOR JUNE SAYS MET OFFICE

    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.

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    MET FORECAST FOR BIRMINGHAM THIS WEEK

    The Met Office has forecast a week of cold and showers in Birmingham.

    “Any residual showers will gradually clear, leaving the region largely dry for a time. Further showers will move in overnight, affecting areas mostly in the north.

    “Many areas dry with bright spells but there is still a chance of further showers breaking out across the region, possibly heavy for some but fewer than Monday,” the Met predicted.

    The outlook for Wednesday to Friday reads: “Mostly dry with sunny spells on Wednesday. Fine and dry on Thursday with sunshine. Cloudier on Friday with outbreaks of rain.

    “Temperatures gradually returning towards average.”

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    MET OFFICE FORECAST – MAY 29 TO JUNE 7

    High pressure will be the largely dominant feature across the UK during this period.

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

    However, 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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    LONDON COULD BE IN FOR A MINI HEATWAVE THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    London could get lucky and be in for a mini heatwave this Bank Holiday weekend, after weeks of wind and rain.

    But from Thursday, the capital is set to enjoy temperatures of 20C and above for 12 days.

    Sunday will see some much-needed sunshine and the mercury hit 23C – before a brief interruption of showers the following week, but the temperature still reaches 21C.

  • Joseph Gamp

    UK WEATHER FORECAST FOR TUESDAY 25 MAY: HEAVY SHOWERS AND SUN WITH ‘NORMAL’ WEATHER RETURNING

    UK weather forecast for Tuesday 25 May:Heavy showers and sun with ‘normal’ weather returning

  • Olivia Burke

    OUTLOOK FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK

    Wednesday:

    Rain in the northeast breaking up into showers, some heavy but less so than Monday and Tuesday. Staying dry for the west and south and turning a little warmer here.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Many places dry with sunny spells. Some rain likely to affect the west later on Thursday and perhaps during Friday. Warmer than recently and feeling pleasant in sunshine.

  • Olivia Burke

    TEMPERATURES SET TO PASS 20C ON 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

  • Olivia Burke

    WATCH: MET OFFICE WEEK AHEAD WITH AIDAN MCGIVERN

    The Met Office has released it’s forecast for the week ahead.

    The weather agency tweeted a video featuring meteorologist Aidan McGivern.

    The post read: “Want to know what the weather has in store for us this week? Here’s Aidan with all the details.”

  • Olivia Burke

    NATURE TO BE REINTRODUCED TO THE WEST COUNTRY

    One of the West Country’s worst holiday road bottlenecks is to get a £330 million upgrade…with slow worms, otters, bats and badgers in tow.

    The notorious A30 between Chiverton to Carland Cross – dreaded by millions of tourists for its snail’s pace traffic jams – is to be made into a dual carriageway by 2023.

    But, in a ground-breaking scheme to reduce roadkill, it will also be wildlife-friendly.

    Highways England say the 8.7-mile section of dual carriageway is being created with the aim of helping to promote economic growth, improve journey times and increase safety.

    But bosses say the scheme is not just about improving safety, journey reliability and connectivity for local communities – it also goes for otters and other wildlife too.

  • Olivia Burke

    SPRINGTIME WEATHER EXPECTED FOR JUNE SAYS MET OFFICE

    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.

  • Olivia Burke

    ADORABLE MOUSE SHELTERS FROM THE MAY MAYHEM OF WIND AND RAIN IN A TULIP

    Amateur photographer Oliver Dixon took the snap in his garden in Leatherhead, SurreyCredit: Oliver Dixon
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    SOLAR STORM COULD SHUT DOWN EARTH'S RADIO SIGNALS

    A solar storm that could shut down radio signals and cause navigation blackouts might be heading our way.

    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.

  • Olivia Burke

    LONDON COULD BE IN FOR A MINI HEATWAVE THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    London could get lucky and be in for a mini heatwave this Bank Holiday weekend, after weeks of wind and rain.

    But from Thursday, the capital is set to enjoy temperatures of 20C and above for 12 days.

    Sunday will see some much-needed sunshine and the mercury hit 23C – before a brief interruption of showers the following week, but the temperature still reaches 21C.

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    PERFECT BIKE RIDE WEATHER IN BATH

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    WALES' WETTEST MAY ON RECORD IN 160 YEARS

    Wales has experienced its wettest May in 160 years, according to the Met.

    By last week, 25% more rainfall than what was expected over the entire MONTH had been recorded.

    Met forecastor Nick Miller said: "With just less than a week to go the Met Office says that provisional figures indicate that Wales has had its wettest May on record. Those records going back to 1862."

    BBC meteorologist Derek Brockway also tweeted: "What a difference to May 2020 which was the sunniest on record and the 2nd driest on record."

  • Olivia Burke

    MET OFFICE TIPS FOR CAMPING IN WET AND WINDY WEATHER

    • Be prepared: get a sturdy tent, pack rain ponchos, and lots of plastic bags.Take plenty of warm clothes to change into.
    • Wait for the right conditions to pitch: Pitching a tent in wind and rain can be difficult and potentially dangerous. It is always best to wait until the conditions improve and ideally set up on high ground.
    • Be aware of the signs of weather: keep an eye on clouds, the air, and wildlife, who can give you hints about what weather is coming, or check the forecast!
    • Know what to do in a thunderstorm: seek shelter immediately ideally in a house or other permanent structure, but otherwise in a car. A shed or tent is not safe enough and seeking shelter beneath a tree is a no-go.
    • Relax, enjoy the experience, and wait it out: Ultimately, there's no point getting worked up about bad weather while camping; it's just a case of waiting it out. The Scouts call rain 'scouting sunshine' and as Henry Longfellow once said: "The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."

    WHAT DOES THE MET OFFICE EXPECT THIS WEEKEND?

    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."

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

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