Weather forecast UK – 22C tempeatures in weeks as temperatures finally rise – but cold and rain to come first

BRITAIN will bask in 22C temperatures within a matter of weeks after a miserable spring so far.

Forecasters are backing the weather will reach into the low twenties as an Atlantic plume hits England.

London will see highs in the low twenties while the rest of the country sees temperatures hit the late teens.

Although May 22 will see the highest temperatures across the country, temperature charts show a mean average of 20C across the UK on May 23.

But don't get your sunscreen out just yet – it looks as though there will be a spell of cold and rainy weather to come first.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates…

 

  • Alice Peacock

    NEXT WEEK’S FORECAST

    The Met Office says the weather is expected to remain unsettled with Sunday seeing sunny spells and thundery showers.

    “Coastal parts of eastern Scotland and northeast England may also remain rather cloudy and misty.

    “Temperatures still a little below average for most. The north will perhaps see the best of any settled weather, with the south most likely to see any longer spells of more persistent rain.

    “It’s likely to be breezy at times, especially around coastal areas in the south and west of the country.

    “Temperatures will be near to or slightly below average, with the best of any warmer spells in the southeast, and with the formation of any overnight frosts becoming less likely.”

  • Alice Peacock

    WHERE HAS A YELLOW WEATHER WARNING BEEN ISSUED?

    The yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office covers much of Devon and Somerset, from Dartmouth right up to Lynton.

    Regions and local authorities under warning as Devon, Somerset and Torbay.

    This is a 'yellow' warning, with the Met Office rating the likelihood of impact 'very likely'.

  • Alice Peacock

    LOW PRESSURE TO DOMINATE THE WEATHER OVER COMING DAYS

    Brits can expect showery rain intercepted with sunny spells over the next few days, with temperatures hovering slightly below average.

    More on this from BBC Weather, below.

  • Alice Peacock

    WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE NEXT 10 DAYS

    The Met Office’s long range forecast from May 13 to May 22 says: “Cloudy on Thursday starting with outbreaks of rain and showers, especially in the southwest of the UK.

    “Showers are expected to become more widespread during the day, with these heavy and potentially thundery for the south. The breeziest conditions expected in the far northwest.

    “Remaining showery for the rest of the week with the chance of a brief settled spell from the west into Friday.

    “The unsettled theme then continues through the remainder of this period, with longer spells of rain and showers in between, the clearest conditions are most likely in the north.

    “It’s likely to be breezy at times; especially around coastal areas, where gales may occur. Temperatures will be near to or slightly below average, though with the formation of overnight frosts becoming unlikely.”

  • Alice Peacock

    RED SKY IN THE MORNING…

  • Alice Peacock

    RELENTLESS RAIN FLOODS ROADS IN DEVON

  • Alice Peacock

    THUNDER COULD STRIKE PARTS OF THE UK THIS AFTERNOON

    Parts of the UK could be in for thunderstorms and hail this afternoon, as a weather system pushes across the region.

    The BBC Weather's Ben Rich says after a largely fine start, the showers will "get going".

    "Some will be heavy, with hail and thunder."

    This weather system would affect Northern Ireland, as well as Northwest Scotland and central England, around Liverpool.

     

  • Alice Peacock

    RAINY WEEKEND

    The weather is going to remain unsettled in the next few days.

    The weekend is expected to be rainy with often heavy and thundery showers.

    The Met Office said fewer showers are expected across Scotland where cloudier with some light rain.

  • Alice Peacock

    HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHWEST ENGLAND

    A yellow weather warning has been issued for Southwest England, with heavy rain expected to pummel the region until this afternoon.

    More on this from the Met Office, below.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    POLLEN CHART FOR TODAY

    High amounts of pollen are expected in England's south-east.

     

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    RAINY THURSDAY

    Rain is expected across southern England and Wales today.

    Another day of sunny spells and showers for most, some heavy.

    It will be cool and cloudy in the northeast.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WEDNESDAY'S EXTREMES

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST

    Daytime showers will ease and clear during the evening and outbreaks of rain across England and Wales will clear southwards.

    Overnight will be mostly dry but cloudy with patches of mist forming although spells of rain and showers will linger across southern and southeast England by dawn.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    LONG RANGE FORECAST – OUTBREAKS OF SHOWERS

    The Met Office's long range forecast from May 13 to May 22 says: "Cloudy on Thursday starting with outbreaks of rain and showers, especially in the southwest of the UK.

    "Showers are expected to become more widespread during the day, with these heavy and potentially thundery for the south. The breeziest conditions expected in the far northwest.

    "Remaining showery for the rest of the week with the chance of a brief settled spell from the west into Friday.

    "The unsettled theme then continues through the remainder of this period, with longer spells of rain and showers in between, the clearest conditions are most likely in the north.

    "It's likely to be breezy at times; especially around coastal areas, where gales may occur. Temperatures will be near to or slightly below average, though with the formation of overnight frosts becoming unlikely."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FRIDAY AND SATURDAY’S FORECAST

    Friday will be mostly cloudy but dry although there is a chance of showers across Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England and will spread north-eastwards later.

    Saturday will continue cloudy with spells of rain and scattered showers spreading north-eastwards across the country.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WARM WEEKEND AHEAD

    The mercury will soar far above temperatures usually expected around this time year from Saturday May 22.

    London and Leeds will see the highest temperatures while the rest of the country will see temperatures in the teens next weekend.

    In the midlands, of England and Wales peak temperatures will be between 15-17C.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    TOMORROW'S FORECAST

    A generally overcast and cloudy day with outbreaks of rain across southern and central England and Wales.

    Elsewhere scattered showers will develop and some of these will turn locally heavy and thundery in nature.

    South-west England will remain largely dry and bright with sunny spells expected.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    LONG RANGE FORECAST – OUTBREAKS OF SHOWERS

    The Met Office's long range forecast from May 13 to May 22 says: "Cloudy on Thursday starting with outbreaks of rain and showers, especially in the southwest of the UK.

    "Showers are expected to become more widespread during the day, with these heavy and potentially thundery for the south. The breeziest conditions expected in the far northwest.

    "Remaining showery for the rest of the week with the chance of a brief settled spell from the west into Friday.

    "The unsettled theme then continues through the remainder of this period, with longer spells of rain and showers in between, the clearest conditions are most likely in the north.

    "It's likely to be breezy at times; especially around coastal areas, where gales may occur. Temperatures will be near to or slightly below average, though with the formation of overnight frosts becoming unlikely."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FRIDAY AND SATURDAY'S FORECAST

    Friday will be mostly cloudy but dry although there is a chance of showers across Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England and will spread north-eastwards later.

    Saturday will continue cloudy with spells of rain and scattered showers spreading north-eastwards across the country.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    LIFES A BEACH

    Brits soaking in the sunshine today on a beach in Hastings, Sussex.

    Credit: PA
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    MIXED BAG OF WEATHER FOR THURSDAY

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    HERE COMES THE SUN

    Brits are set to bask in 22C sunshine next week as a hot Atlantic air hits the UK.

    The mercury will soar far above temperatures usually expected around this time year from Saturday May 22.

    London and Leeds will see the highest temperatures while the rest of the country will see temperatures in the teens.

    In the midlands, of England and Wales peak temperatures will be between 15-17C.

    But by Monday May 24 the mercury will fall to 14C.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    THURSDAY MORNING FORECAST

    A generally overcast and cloudy day with outbreaks of rain across southern and central England and Wales.

    Elsewhere scattered showers will develop and some of these will turn locally heavy and thundery in nature.

    South-west England will remain largely dry and bright with sunny spells expected.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHAT CAN WE EXPECT IN THE NEXT 10 DAYS?

  • Aliki Kraterou

    SUNNY DAY AT THE BEACH IN HASTINGS

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