Mid May heatwave to bring scorching temperatures of up to 30c!

After the sunniest April on record with very low amounts of rainfall the UK has started May on a slightly cooler note. However the cooler conditions don’t look set to last.

This week will see high pressure establish itself temporarily with a light South Easterly draw of warm air allowing the UK to reach highs of between 20 and 24c with the peak of the warmth Thursday & Friday.

This looks likely to give way to low pressure temporarily until a large area of high pressure slips Southwards From Greenland/Iceland area and settles over the UK by the middle of the month. Initially this will lead to some cool days but as the high pressure moves towards Europe a Southerly draw of hot air on the Western flank will see temperatures rocket into the high 20s or low 30’s!

Of course at this range there is scope for change and we will monitor the model outputs closely over the next week as the forecast comes into the more reliable time frame. Lets hope this is the start of summer!

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