Britain is set for sunny 68F today at start of two-week mini-heatwave with 72F Bank Holiday hotter than IBIZA (after one of wettest Mays on record)
- After weeks of downpours and below-average temperatures, forecasters are predicting a brighter end to May
- London and central parts of England could see temperatures reach low 70s over the Bank Holiday weekend
- Forecasters are predicting two weeks of sunny weather and warm temperatures across much of the country
dismal May weather looks set to take a turn for the better – with some areas seeing temperatures hotter than Ibiza just in time for the bank holiday weekend.
After weeks of downpours and below-average temperatures, forecasters are predicting a brighter end to the month and warm temperatures with sunny spells for much of the UK over the next two weeks.
London and central parts of England could see temperatures climb to as much as 73F over the weekend and highs of 72F on Bank Holiday Monday.Dailymail.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Daily MailPauseNext video1:11 / 2:04SettingsFull-screenRead More
The last time temperatures were as high was on March 30, with 76F recorded in London.
Other parts of the South East, Wales and the North West are predicted to see top temperatures of around 68F.
Oli Claydon, from the Met Office, said: ‘Showers will start to ease and temperatures will increase over the bank holiday.+5
Britain is set for sunny 68F today at start of two-week mini-heatwave with 72F Bank Holiday hotter than IBIZA this weekend+5
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‘There’ll be highs of up to 73F for central parts of England and possibly into London.
‘There is a slow progression towards warmer and drier conditions.’
Wet weather has dominated the forecast this month, with Wales recording 200.7mm of rain – double the monthly average – making it the wettest May in records dating back to 1862.
Dorset, Bristol and eastern parts of Scotland have also been particularly hard-hit by downpours.
Across the UK, it has been the 10th wettest May on record, according to Met Office figures.
Showers eased yesterday and saw the arrival of clearer skies and today, some warm sunshine should be expected through the afternoon as temperatures climb into the mid 60s.