Warm weather will replace Bank Holiday washout

Is Britain in for four weeks of balmy weather?


Warm weather will replace Bank Holiday washout

The weather over the Bank Holiday could be described as a bit of a disappointment but, don't fear - the temperature is set to rise next week.

The mercury looks set to pick up from Tuesday, with temperatures possibly reaching the 20s in London by next Sunday.

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However, the Met Office predicts that Wales and Western Scotland will see the best of the weather this week.

Speaking to the Metro, a spokesman said: "Temperatures will be coming up.

"Higher pressure will see north and western areas be dry and summery.

"Across the East it will be around 14C and 15C but Western Scotland and Wales will see temperatures of 18C."

From Friday 5 to Sunday 14 May, the Met Office forecast reads: "This period will begin mostly dry and fine with the best of the bright or sunny weather likely to be across the west and north-west.

"The far south may see some showers or longer spells of rain at times and it will continue to be fairly breezy, especially on exposed eastern coasts.

"Temperatures will be close to normal and it will feel warm in any sunshine."

The Daily Mail, however, is more optimistic in its report, suggesting the UK is in for a four-week stint of sunny weather, with temperatures reaching as high as 28C.

Met Office spokesman Charlie Powell told the paper: "There is a strong signal for the first two weeks of May and most of the rest of the month for high pressure, with warm and dry weather due to southerly winds from the Mediterranean and easterly winds from central Europe.

"It will feel summery. May looks warmer than average, with a lot of dry and fine weather, so pleasant for people outdoors."

It would certainly be a welcome change from April's snow flurries and hail showers.

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