Weather forecast UK – Summer IS coming back as Met Office predicts gorgeous 20C weekend after storms suddenly vanish

BRITS can look forward to summer returning in days as the Met Office predict a 20C weekend as storms finally clear.

The past couple of days have seen thunderstorms batter the UK and the stormy weather looks like it will stay for just a little longer.

Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said the week will bring “three days or so of rain, showers and a keen breeze especially on Wednesday and Thursday before the weather settles down for the weekend.”

As the weekend fast approaches, warm sunny spells will begin to move in.

Met Office forecaster Clare Nasir said: “Windy on Wednesday and Thursday before things slowly settle down from the south on Friday and the promise of some sunshine on Saturday.

"Rain then makes inroads across Scotland, Wales as well as the West Country through the early hours of the morning (today) and yes a lively end to the night here and a cool one towards the South East under some clearer skies but some brighter weather to start the day on Wednesday.

"But not the case in Scotland, it is a wet and windy start, away from Shetland you could see some brighter skies before the cloud thickens and then you’ll see the rain. The rain descends down towards Cumbria and Northumberland as well as the north west of England.

"Northern Ireland seeing some rain, some showers hot on the heels of that rain and that wet weather descends down to Wales. The West Country some showery bursts just ahead of it.”

Read our UK weather live blog below for the latest forecasts and news…

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    What has caused the thunderstorms?

    Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said the weather so far this week is caused by air rising up from the surface and creating large shower clouds in a process known as convergence.

    "We have plenty of showers that have developed across the UK, and the focus of those showers has pushed eastwards," he said.

    "We have seen some hail, some thunder, and some lightning."

    In addition, a rare funnel cloud was spotted off the coast of Kent.

    Mr Burkill said: "A tornado is a funnel cloud, except a funnel cloud becomes a tornado when it touches the ground."

    However, in reassuring news for locals, he added: "Even if it had come down to the ground it would have been quite a weak feature.

    "I don't think it would have caused anyone any more problems than just a strong gust of wind."

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    Exact date temperatures hit balmy 20C after thunderstorms 

    Spring has taken a stormy turn as hailstones "the size of chickpeas" pelted the south – but stunning sunshine will soon make a return.

    The mercury will rise to a balmy 20C tomorrow after a brief interruption in the gorgeously warm May weather.

    Yesterday, Londoners ran for cover from rainstorms and bizarrely unseasonal hail.

    And while today will remain overcast and comparatively cool, better days are on the way.

    Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said the weather so far this week is caused by air rising up from the surface and creating large shower clouds in a process known as convergence.

    "We have plenty of showers that have developed across the UK, and the focus of those showers has pushed eastwards," he said.

    Forecasters predict highs of 20C tomorrow and Friday, and while the temperature will dip to 18C on Saturday, there should still be plenty of sun.

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    Londoners to see highs of 18C today

    Dry and bright to start, especially in eastern areas.

    Thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain will move southeastwards from around lunchtime, tending to break up and becoming more showery during the afternoon, with some brighter spells developing.

    Rather windy throughout the day with maximum temperatures of 18 °C.

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    Forecast for today

    A dull and damp start to the day with cloudy skies and outbreaks of rain or drizzle across northern and western areas which will turn increasingly patchy.

    Rain will clear to reveal sunny spells, variable amounts of cloud cover around and a widespread chance of showers, most frequent across Scotland.

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    Forecast for May 27 – 20 June

    Conditions are set to worsen towards the end of June with ‘some less settled and cooler weather’ a possibility, particularly in northern regions.

    The Met Office long range weather forecast for May 27 to June 5 reads: “Dry conditions with sunny spells are expected for most on Friday, although some cloud and light rain or showers are likely to be seen in the northern regions. Over the weekend, fine and dry weather will persist, however some light showers remain possible, especially in the north and east.

    “Near normal temperatures can be expected for most, perhaps feeling warmer in the south and southwest. Into the following week, the weather is likely to become more settled, with any few showers most likely to be seen in the north and east.

    “This means drier conditions and above average temperatures for most, particularly in the south and southeast, and fewer showers all round. As we move into the beginning of June, drier than average conditions are expected to persist overall.”

    The forecast for June 6 to June 20 states: “In the beginning of June, we can expect to see a lot of dry weather across the UK. Temperatures may potentially become warm in the south and southwest but remaining closer to average in the north. Later on in June, we may however see some less settled and cooler weather, particularly in northern regions.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Warning venomous false widows to invade UK

    The country’s only venomous spider is thought to be surging in numbers because of the current warm weather.

    Spiders experts are warning the UK false widows are coming out hibernation and multiplying.

    Pest control expert Clive Boase told the Daily Star: “The population of false widows in the UK is growing all the time. People don’t realise just how common they have become. They can survive both indoors and outdoors.

    “They are generally shy creatures and won’t come out into the open – but they could crawl into curtains or perhaps clothing left on the floor.”

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    Odds slashed on hottest summer in records

    Leading bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on this summer being the UK’s hottest since records began to just 2-1 (from 4-1) as long range forecasts hint at some sweltering weather ahead.

    Coral make it just 5-4 on 30 degrees being reached anywhere in the UK over the Jubilee weekend.

    “This time last year it was a very wet end to spring and start to summer, however this time around it couldn’t be more different. We have slashed the odds on the UK’s hottest summer ever being recorded and also think 30 degrees or more is on the way for the long weekend coming up at the start of June,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

    • 5-4 – 30C or more to be reached over the Jubilee weekend
    • 2-1 – this summer to be the hottest on record in the UK

    The bad weather will be over soon!

    It's not all bad news, with warmer weather set to return ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

    Temperatures next week could exceed the current 2022 high of 27.5C, as Brits prepare to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at the start of June.

    British Weather Services senior meteorologist Jim Dale said the heat could "ramp up".

    He said: “I think as we approach that weekend it might well ramp up… on the run into that weekend we might see something that’s a little bit warmer – maybe even very warm."

    UK weather outlook for Thursday and Friday

    Thursday will have large areas of cloud cover around and a chance of showers or spells of rain although sunny spells will develop later in the day.

    Friday will be generally dry and bright with spells of sunshine and variable amounts of patchy cloud cover. A few showers are possible, some heavy.

    • Milica Cosic

      Three days of thunderstorms and showers to hit 

      BRITS will be blasted by three days of thunderstorms and downpours as a "revved up jet stream" moves in from the Atlantic.

      Sunseekers have so far basked in scorching May sunshine, with a roasting 27.5C marking the hottest day of the year so far.

      But Brits are now being urged to unpack their umbrellas, as an unseasonable spring chill and three-days of rain is set to hit the UK.

      Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said the week will bring "three days or so of rain, showers and a keen breeze especially on Wednesday and Thursday before the weather settles down for the weekend.”

      Today will bring "lively showers" to much of the UK – along with hail and thunder.

      And Wednesday will be no different, with "wet and windy weather" due to hit.

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      Early June forecast

      Over the weekend, fine and dry weather with clear and sunny spells expected for most, however some cloud and light showers remain possible, especially in the north and east.

      Despite a chilly start on Saturday, near normal temperatures can be expected for most, perhaps feeling warmer in the south and southwest.

      Into the following week, the weather is likely to become more settled, with any few showers most likely to be seen in the north and east, where it may feel fresher and cooler.

      This means above average temperatures away from the north and east, with drier conditions expected for most.

      As we move into the beginning of June, drier than average conditions are expected to persist overall.

    • Milica Cosic

      Bank Holiday to be “warmest weekend of the year’ with temperatures hitting 27C

      According to Weather forecaster Jim Dale speaking to Express.co.uk, the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend will be a scorcher. 

      According to this expert, it is set to be the “warmest weekend of the year” with “near universal” sunshine across the country. 

      Temperatures are expected reach a sweltering 27C. 

      This will be good news for anyone looking to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, as parties take place across the nation.

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      Heavy rains could damage your lawn, here is how to fix it

      The coming heavy rain the UK has been experiencing combined with the hot dry weather could spell disaster for some gardens. However, all is not lost…

      Spring was unusually dry and cold recently. It seemed to have hit late this year with a wet May.

      Following heavy rain do not mow your grass once the rain has stopped. Add some fertiliser and leave it be for a couple of days.

      Keep an eye out for mushroom growth, if there are any, pull them out.

      Mow the grass once it is dry, but be careful to not cut it too short. The longer blades protect the ground from drying up.

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      Nation set for sunny Jubilee week

      As the nation comes together to celebrate and honour Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, the weather will brighten up. 

      The cloud, rain and thunder of this week will clear, as temperatures increase and the sun comes out. 

      This will please Jubilee party goers, as street parties bask in the summer sun. 

      Reports have suggested that there will be over 70,000 separate street parties across the UK in the weeks to come.

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      Forecast for May 27 – 20 June

      Conditions are set to worsen towards the end of June with 'some less settled and cooler weather' a possibility, particularly in northern regions.

      The Met Office long range weather forecast for May 27 to June 5 reads: "Dry conditions with sunny spells are expected for most on Friday, although some cloud and light rain or showers are likely to be seen in the northern regions. Over the weekend, fine and dry weather will persist, however some light showers remain possible, especially in the north and east.

      "Near normal temperatures can be expected for most, perhaps feeling warmer in the south and southwest. Into the following week, the weather is likely to become more settled, with any few showers most likely to be seen in the north and east.

      "This means drier conditions and above average temperatures for most, particularly in the south and southeast, and fewer showers all round. As we move into the beginning of June, drier than average conditions are expected to persist overall."

      The forecast for June 6 to June 20 states: "In the beginning of June, we can expect to see a lot of dry weather across the UK. Temperatures may potentially become warm in the south and southwest but remaining closer to average in the north. Later on in June, we may however see some less settled and cooler weather, particularly in northern regions."

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      The average weather in the England in June

      England in June is forecast to experience low temperatures as 11°C and high of 20°C, according to Weather25.

      There’s going to be many days of rain during the month of June in the England.

      And, Brits should expect an average of 15 to 22 days of rain – so be sure to bring along a waterproof jacket to stay dry this month!

    • Milica Cosic

      Warning venomous false widows to invade UK

      The country's only venomous spider is thought to be surging in numbers because of the current warm weather.

      Spiders experts are warning the UK false widows are coming out hibernation and multiplying.

      Pest control expert Clive Boase told the Daily Star: “The population of false widows in the UK is growing all the time. People don’t realise just how common they have become. They can survive both indoors and outdoors.

      “They are generally shy creatures and won’t come out into the open – but they could crawl into curtains or perhaps clothing left on the floor.”

    • Milica Cosic

      Tomorrow will bring cloud and occasional rain

      Met Office forecaster Grahame Madge said that tomorrow will bring cloud and occasional rain, moving east. However eastern areas should remain largely dry. 

      This will be followed by sunny intervals and a few showers, but will remain breezy and quite gusty in the north. 

      The Met Office also said the middle of this week will see a spell of "changeable and unseasonably windy weather" with showers, longer spells of rain, and a risk of coastal gales in the north. 

      "It could be quite breezy and gusty in north Scotland," Mr Madge said.

      "Friday will have a few blustery showers in northwest Scotland, before easing, bringing a fine day with sunny spells."

      Weather will be improving by Saturday, he said, with a ridge of high pressure moving in. 

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      Thunderstorms are back – and this time with HAIL!

      Short thundery downpours have hit the UK today as unsettled weather brings gusty winds to parts of country, as The Met Office says some of showers will be heavy and mixed with hail.

      The Met Office warned this morning that some of the showers will be heavy and mixed with hail, and Brits shouldn't be surprised if they hear a rumble of thunder.

      Met Office forecaster Grahame Madge told MailOnline that drier, sunnier conditions will appear this afternoon, with showers fading in the east and central areas of the country. 

      "The west will remain cloudier, and there may be locally heavy rain in northwest Scotland," he added. 

    • Milica Cosic

      Odds slashed on hottest summer in records

      Leading bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on this summer being the UK’s hottest since records began to just 2-1 (from 4-1) as long range forecasts hint at some sweltering weather ahead.

      Coral make it just 5-4 on 30 degrees being reached anywhere in the UK over the Jubilee weekend.

      “This time last year it was a very wet end to spring and start to summer, however this time around it couldn’t be more different. We have slashed the odds on the UK’s hottest summer ever being recorded and also think 30 degrees or more is on the way for the long weekend coming up at the start of June,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

      • 5-4 – 30C or more to be reached over the Jubilee weekend
      • 2-1 – this summer to be the hottest on record in the UK

      UK weather outlook for Thursday and Friday

      Thursday will have large areas of cloud cover around and a chance of showers or spells of rain although sunny spells will develop later in the day.

      Friday will be generally dry and bright with spells of sunshine and variable amounts of patchy cloud cover. A few showers are possible, some heavy.

      • Milica Cosic

        Forecast for tomorrow (Wednesday)

        A dull and damp start to the day with cloudy skies and outbreaks of rain or drizzle across northern and western areas which will turn increasingly patchy.

        Rain will clear to reveal sunny spells, variable amounts of cloud cover around and a widespread chance of showers, most frequent across Scotland.

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        Tonight's weather

        Daytime showers will ease and turn increasingly light and patchy during the evening to reveal late spells of sunshine.

        Overnight will then be mostly dry with clear spells however thick cloud cover will build in from the west bringing outbreaks of rain across northern and western areas by dawn.

      • Milica Cosic

        The bad weather will be over soon!

        It's not all bad news, with warmer weather set to return ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

        Temperatures next week could exceed the current 2022 high of 27.5C, as Brits prepare to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at the start of June.

        British Weather Services senior meteorologist Jim Dale said the heat could "ramp up".

        He said: “I think as we approach that weekend it might well ramp up… on the run into that weekend we might see something that’s a little bit warmer – maybe even very warm."

      • Milica Cosic

        The bad weather will be over soon!

        It's not all bad news, with warmer weather set to return ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

        Temperatures next week could exceed the current 2022 high of 27.5C, as Brits prepare to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at the start of June.

        British Weather Services senior meteorologist Jim Dale said the heat could "ramp up".

        He said: “I think as we approach that weekend it might well ramp up… on the run into that weekend we might see something that’s a little bit warmer – maybe even very warm."

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