UK weather Bank Holiday forecast LIVE – Met Office predicts EXACT date Britain will bask in 20C temperatures once again

UK weather Bank Holiday forecast LIVE – Met Office predicts EXACT date Britain will bask in 20C temperatures once again

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 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…

  • 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
  • Olivia Burke

    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.

  • Olivia Burke

    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.

    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.

    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.”

    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."

    • Katie Davis

      CHANCE TO SEE AN AURORA ACROSS PARTS OF UK TODAY

    • Katie Davis

      HIGHS OF 23C FOR BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

      There's good news for Brits desperate for the sun to come out, with forecasters predicting highs of up to 23C for the bank holiday weekend.

      Met Office spokesperson Oli Claydon told Sun Online: "Things are finally improving."

      Saturday and Sunday will both be "settled, dry and bright", he said.

      "In terms of temperatures, there'll be highs of up to 23C for central parts of England and possibly into London," he added.

      "Monday is more uncertain, although at the moment our forecast is showing the weather will hold on, giving dry and sunny conditions."

    • Katie Davis

      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.

    • Katie Davis

      ANOTHER COOL DAY

    • Olivia Burke

      BRITS FLOCK TO BENIDORM BEACHES TO ESCAPE WET WEATHER

    • Olivia Burke

      WHAT WILL THE END OF MAY AND START OF JUNE LOOK LIKE?

      Met Office long range forecast suggests the UK will enjoy mainly fine and settled conditions as we leave the month of May.

      Temperatures will finally recover and bring some much needed warmth – but some showers are expected too, mostly in the northwest.

      Fairly 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.

    • Olivia Burke

      BRITS TOP SUMMER ACTIVITIES REVEALED

      Summer's top 50 activities have been revealed after research of 2,000 adults show that us Brits love ditching the jumpers and having a cold beer on a hot day.

      The survey revealed bright mornings, never feeling cold and the fact it feels easier to eat a salad are some of the other great things about the warmest time of the year.

      Falling asleep in the sun, major sporting events being on the telly and fish and chips by the sea were also savoured moments.

      And nothing says summer like getting an ice cream from the ice cream van according to a quarter of adults.  

      The research, commissioned by O2 as part of its Here Comes Brighter campaign, to celebrate the return of life’s little pleasures revealed 57 per cent are determined to make this summer the best ever

      More than half, 57 per cent, of those polled plan to spend most of their waking hours enjoying the outdoors this year as 59 per cent reckon the weather has a major impact on their mood.

      Bright mornings (47 per cent), spending more time with friends and family (47 per cent), eating outdoors despite now being able to eat indoors (45 per cent) and getting a bronzed tan (28 per cent) were top of the agenda for summer 2021 according to respondents.

      TOP 50 BEST THINGS ABOUT SUMMER

      1. The mornings are bright (47 per cent)

      2. You can actually spend time in your garden (45 per cent)

      3. It’s lighter right up until bed time (43 per cent)

      4. Never feeling cold (43 per cent)

      5. Don’t need a jumper (37 per cent)

      6. Visiting beaches (36 per cent)

      7. Smell of freshly cut grass (36 per cent)

      8. Barbecues (35 per cent)

      9. All the trees have leaves on them (34 per cent)

      10. Fish and chips by the sea (34 per cent)

      11. Summer foods (34 per cent)

      12. Eating al fresco (33 per cent)

      13. Amazing sunsets (32 per cent)

      14. A cold beer on a hot day (31 per cent)

      15. Reading books in the sun (30 per cent)

      16. Not having a cloud in sight for days (29 per cent)

      17. Spending days on the beach (29 per cent)

      18. Feels easier to eat a salad in the summer (27 per cent)

      19. Sunbathing (27 per cent)

      20. Wearing a pair of shorts (27 per cent)

      21. Packing for a holiday (26 per cent)

      22. Picnics with friends (25 per cent)

      23. Getting an ice cream from the ice cream van (25 per cent)

      24. Not having to worry about it raining (24 per cent)

      25. The buzz of a pub garden (24 per cent)

      26. Never having to take a jacket on a night out (24 per cent)

      27. Walking into an air-conditioned shop when it’s boiling outside (22 per cent)

      28. Tanning without trying (21 per cent)

      29. You don’t have to wear socks or shoes (20 per cent)

      30. Can wear your good clothes (19 per cent)

      31. Can wear flip flops anywhere, (18 per cent)

      32. Falling asleep in the sun (17 per cent)

      33. Summer sporting tournaments being on the telly (17 per cent)

      34. Adding ice to drinks like cider (15 per cent)

      35. Beers after work on a Friday in the sun (14 per cent)

      36. Going on a road trip with friends (14 per cent)

      37. Music festivals (14 per cent)

      38. Being able to use your lawn mower (13 per cent)

      39. Weather makes the commute more bearable (13 per cent)

      40. Big summer tunes (13 per cent)

      41. Putting on sun cream (13 per cent)

      42. Using outdoor swimming pools (12 per cent)

      43. Chatting to strangers when out and about (12 per cent)

      44. Watching big events outdoors e.g. Wimbledon in the park on a big screen (11 per cent)

      45. Shopping bargains (9 per cent)

      46. Getting to wear your expensive sunglasses (8 per cent)

      47. Kids are off school (8 per cent)

      48. Chilling in a hammock (8 per cent)

      49. Playing ball games with friends in the park (7 per cent)

      50. The big films usually come out in the summer (6 per cent)

    • 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

      IN PICTURES: A GLORIOUS SUNNY MORNING IN BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET

      Credit: Alamy

       

      Credit: Alamy
    • Olivia Burke

      MET METEOROLOGIST WEIGHS IN ON WET MAY

      "If you enjoy warm and sunny spring weather, I am guessing you have not been a fan of this May so far," Met Office Meteorologist Aidan McGivern said.

      "There’s no denying it’s been wet. Some places have had two times their usual total May rainfall – and that’s only up to May 18.

      "A far cry from April, which this year was the sunniest April on record."

      But what is causing the miserable May weather?

      "May’s weather has also been down to a blocking anti-cyclone – but this time, it’s over Greenland and that helped push the jet stream to the south," Aidan explained.

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