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UK heat blast set to ‘last three weeks’ will hit in just a matter of days

Weather forecast for week ahead from May 15: Will temperatures rise?

The UK is set for its first hot weather break in months, with the Met Office now earmarking dates for warmer weather to blast over Britain. From this Friday, May 19, thermometers are set to increase, just days before official summer is declared.

The forecaster says a “high-pressure ridge is most likely to extend across the UK, resulting in a good amount of fine and dry weather for most”.  It means the mercury looks set to rise to around 18C – and this could just be the start.

Meteorologists continue: “Temperatures most likely above average overall, although most likely closer to average in the southeast.”

According to BirminghamLive, the high pressure creating the sunny snap could well last into June.

The Met Office adds: “Into June, high pressure is predicted to remain dominant, especially for northern areas, with cloud, rain and showers more likely to the south, although there is a level of uncertainty associated with this.

“An increased likelihood of above average temperatures for many.”  Met Office forecaster Stephen Keates said: “We’ve had plenty of sunshine around over the weekend.

“We’re going to hold onto a decent segment of that fine weather but there will be the odd scattered shower about.

“Some of them will be heavy at times. It’s also going to feel cooler than what it has been with temperatures dropping slightly.”

Looking ahead to the beginning of June, the Met Office continues: “The most likely scenario for the end of May is for drier weather in the north, with an increased chance of periods of rain and possibly thunder in the south and southwest.

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“Into June, high pressure is predicted to remain dominant, especially for northern areas, with cloud, rain and showers more likely to the south, although there is a level of uncertainty associated with this.”

They then say in the forecast: “An increased likelihood of above average temperatures for many.”

This week’s weather from the Met Office

Wednesday:

Dry for many with sunny spells, though perhaps the odd afternoon shower in the southeast. Thicker cloud and rain affecting parts of Scotland at times. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly fine and dry with sunny spells, perhaps the odd afternoon shower. Cloudier with patchy rain affecting parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland at times. Temperatures rising a little.

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