Heatwave to hit UK at end of May



A Mediterranean-stye heatwave is set to warm up Britain towards the end of May, according to weather forecasters.

Some weather experts suggest temperatures could reach highs of 28C , thanks to a build up of high pressure from Spain.

Exacta Weather expert James Madden told the Mirror: "It's going to get particularly warm from the middle of the month.

"The temperature could climb into the mid and high 20s in southern England and it will be above average for the rest of the country.

"Within the next ten days we should begin to see lots of sunshine and pleasant weather and that is set to continue until the start of June.

"This is going to be the first big heatwave of the year."


The news comes just as thousands of Brits enjoyed balmy temperatures comparable to some areas Greece this Bank Holiday weekend, reports the Huffington Post.

Beaches and parks across the country were packed on Sunday and Monday as the UK enjoyed temperatures of almost 20C.


Over the next few days, however, the outlook is not quite so bright. Leon Brown, meteorologist at The Weather Channel, told Aol Travel: " There will be an unsettled westerly type weather pattern for the rest of this week with some heavy showers, and more general rain on Thursday. There will be fresh south west to west winds at times, too, with temperatures near average, but feeling quite cool in the wind.

"This weekend, it currently looks like Saturday may become quite wet and breezy with 15mm of rainfall over the west and 10mm over southern counties. Sunday will see a mixture of sunshine and showers with the best of the sunshine along the south coast where there's shelter from gusty north west winds.

"Expect a cool start to next week with further showers, most frequent in the east."

But Leon hinted at the warmer weather to come, adding: "We are optimistic at the moment that we will see the weather improve from the south later next week with warmer temperatures and more sunshine."

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