UK weather news LIVE – HEATWAVE in June says Met Office but Brits to endure 'coldest May in 25 years' first

THIS month is on track to be the coldest May in 25 years, the Met Office has said – but a 16-day HEATWAVE will bake Britain in early June.

May 2021 has reportedly been 2.1C colder than the average of 8.3C at this time of the year.

A Met Office meteorologist told the i that it could be the coldest May since 1996.

“It’s been a disappointing May and at the moment there are no particularly strong signs that trend will change in the next week," Simon Patridge said.

However, in good news, warmer days are on the horizon with a long-range forecast from Accuweather predicting a 20C heatwave in June.

Sunnier conditions will make its first appearance on Bank Holiday Monday where temperatures are likely to hit 20C.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    MONDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST – MET OFFICE

    Cold, wet and windy across northern Scotland.

    Sunny spells and heavy showers elsewhere, frequent England and Wales with risk of hail and thunder.

    Driest for Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

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    ODDS SLASHED ON THIS MONTH BEING WETTEST MAY ON RECORD – LADBROKES

    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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    SOGGY BRITAIN TO BE BATTERED BY MORE WIND AND RAIN THIS WEEK

    WIND and rain-battered Britain is set for more soakings – leaving us longing for the heatwave we enjoyed a year ago.

    It’s been cold and wet across the country for weeks and will stay that way for the next few days but a mini-heatwave with 24C temperatures is coming.

    Read more here.

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    WATCH: SUNNY SPELLS, HEAVY SHOWERS – UK MONDAY MORNING WEATHER FORECAST 24TH MAY 2021

    Sunny spells, heavy showers – UK Monday morning weather forecast 24th May 2021

     

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: SNOW BLANKETS CAIRNGORM NATIONAL PARK IN SCOTLAND TODAY

    NINTCHDBPICT000654864486Credit: Northpix
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    MET OFFICE: HEAVY POTENTIALLY THUNDERY SHOWERS TO SWEEP ACROSS UK MONDAY MORNING

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     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 windy.

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    LOOKING AHEAD – FORECAST FROM MAY 25 TO JUNE 3

    Unsettled weather will continue through the start of next week, with widespread showers mainly across central and eastern England, the Met Office says.

    As next week progresses there is a chance of more settled conditions gradually becoming established from the west.

    Rain and showers likely becoming confined to the east, leaving drier and less windy conditions elsewhere.

    Temperatures look likely to remain slightly below average, though feeling pleasant in any sunshine.

    Some notably chilly nights are still possible, with some late season frost possible in prone spots.

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    MET OFFICE EXPERT: JUNE WILL BE MUCH DRIER THAN MAY

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MONDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST – MET OFFICE

    Cold, wet and windy across northern Scotland.

    Sunny spells and heavy showers elsewhere, frequent England and Wales with risk of hail and thunder.

    Driest for Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

  • Joseph Gamp

    MAY BANK HOLIDAY SCORCHER ON THE WAY

    It may be another rainy day in the UK but by next weekend, things will change for the better.

    Temperatures are expected to soar above 20C this weekend.

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: WILD WEATHER BATTER NEWHAVEN HARBOUR TODAY

    Newhaven harbour got a severe lashing today as 85mph winds and rain hitCredit: EDDIE MITCHELL
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    WATCH: MET OFFICE WEEK AHEAD

     

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    MAN DIES IN SWOLLEN RIVER AFTER KILLER STORM HIT NORTH YORKSHIRE

    A man died in a swollen river as violent gales of 85mph and four inches of heavy rain battered Britain this week.

    The canoeist got into difficulties in the River Ure, north of Ripon, and tragically died.

    A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said one of the two men in the river managed the get out the water and a full search, which included a police helicopter, was mounted for the second.

    The spokesman said: “Officers immediately attended the location with colleagues from the fire, ambulance and rescue services. One man had got out of the water and was taken to hospital for treatment.

    “Sadly, the body of another man was located by an NPAS police aircraft, in the river north-west of Nunwick. His family have been informed.”

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    POLLEN FORECAST – NEXT 5 DAYS

    The pollen forecast from the Met Office is low for the next five days.

    Small amounts of grass pollen are now airborne.

    Oak tree pollen poses a risk during spells of sunny, dry weather.

    Spores will increase temporarily after rain.

    Credit: Met Office/ OpenMapTiles
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    MET OFFICE FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD, MONDAY -THURSDAY

    Monday:

    Persistent rain for northern Scotland and feeling cold here. Heavy and perhaps thundery showers for Wales and England. A little warmer for Northern Ireland and southern Scotland where mostly dry.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Further showers or longer spells of rain in the east. Mostly dry in the west with sunny spells, these conditions becoming more widespread on Thursday and turning a little warmer.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: 70MPH WINDS AND WAVES CRASH INTO WALLS OF BRIGHTON MARINA, SUSSEX

    Big waves crashing against Brighton Marina's walls during rain and storm force winds gusting 70mphCredit: Alamy

     

  • Joseph Gamp

    WATCH: WILD WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE TRAVEL CHAOS WITH DELAYS TO ROAD, RAIL, AIR ACROSS THE UK

    Wild weather is expected to cause travel chaos with delays to road, rail, air across the UK

  • Katie Davis

    GUST OF WIND OF 50MPH

    It's been another wet and windy weekend in the UK.

    But some coastal areas have been particularly windy today, with gusts of up to 50mph.

     

  • Katie Davis

    MAY BANK HOLIDAY SCORCHER ON THE WAY

    It may be another rainy day in the UK but by next weekend, things will change for the better.

    Temperatures are expected to soar above 20C this weekend.

    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.

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    WET & WINDY EVENING AHEAD

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    THIS EVENING'S WEATHER – MET OFFICE

    Rain, some heavy, clearing east across England.

    But it’ll become slow moving across central and then northern Scotland.

    Clear spells developing, but heavy showers following across Wales and southwest England.

  • Katie Davis

    HEAVY DOWNPOURS IN PLACES

    Heavy downpours have hit parts of the country this afternoon.

    Showers are due throughout the country this evening.

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    SPRINGTIME WEATHER FORECAST 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.

  • Katie Davis

    MONDAY'S FORECAST – MET OFFICE

    Cold, wet and windy across northern Scotland.

    Sunny spells and heavy showers elsewhere, frequent England and Wales with risk of hail and thunder.

    Driest for Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

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