UK weather forecast LIVE – Scorching Bank Holiday heat blast to see London ROAST in 25C temperatures this weekend

BRITAIN will ROAST this Bank Holiday weekend with temperatures expected to soar to 25C in the south east on Monday.

May was a total washout and 2.1C colder than the daily average of 8.3C this time of the year.

Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 23 or 24C across large parts of the UK this weekend.

London and central parts of England could get as high as 25C (73F) – the warmest since the end of March during the Bank Holiday weekend – as showers finally make way for glorious sunshine.

Met Office spokesman Graham Madge said: "Pretty much the whole of England will see temperatures getting to 20 and above, with highs of 25 on Monday around London and the southeast.

And the warm weather is set to continue into next week, with Mr Madge adding: "The good news is that there doesn't seem to be any change on the horizon as far as we can see. Good, settled weather will continue into the early part of next week at least."

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates…

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    WHAT ARE UV LEVELS?

    Ultraviolet is a form of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light

    Ultraviolet light is what is responsible for giving you tans and sunburns.

    Small amounts of UV exposure can be beneficial as it is essential in the production of vitamin D, however over exposure of UV can lead to serious health issues.

    A UV index forecast identifies the strength of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun at a particular place on a particular day.

    The index provided by the Met Office allows you to take the necessary precautions to help reduce the impact of UV on your health.

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    UV LEVELS SET TO BE HIGH THIS WEEKEND

    The UK is set to have high UV levels this weekend with Saturday peaking at 7 the Met Office have said.

    The East and South East are set for the higher UV levels whilst the West Midlands will remain moderate.

    Today UV levels are currently very high in Southampton and Exeter according to the Met Office.

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    UK WEATHER TO BE HOTTER THAN IBIZA THIS BANK HOLIDAY

    It seems summer is finally here, as a two-week heatwave with even higher temperatures is expected to follow.

    Forecasters are predicting the Bank Holiday weekend will be brighter and warmer, with temperatures in London and central parts of England seeing temperatures climb as high as 23C.

    Stephen Dixon, of the Met Office, said: “Warmer weather is on the horizon for much of the UK with temperatures picking up from [today]."

    Temperatures haven’t been as high since March 30, when 24.5C was recorded in London.

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    JUNE SET TO BE A SCORCHER

    Temperatures are expected to grow even hotter later in the month, with a 33C scorcher on the way.

    It comes as hot air blows in from the continent, with the Met Office declaring warmer-than-average weather three times more likely than cooler-than-average temperatures across April and June.

    And even hotter temperatures could follow later in summer.

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    SUN CONTINUES TO SHINE THROUGH THIS EVENING

    The south will have temperatures of up to 21°C and elsewhere will not be far behind.

    There will be more cloudy spells but the sun will shine through.

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    THREE DAY TEMPERATURE MAP FOR BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

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    ICELANDIC ‘TROUGH’ WARNING TO HIT BRITAIN FROM JUNE 7

    Brits will want to make the most of the sunny spells this coming week as the weather is set to turn.

    For Monday June 7 – Sunday June 13, “the weather is most likely to turn more unsettled for a time with the Icelandic trough moving further eastwards,” says Netweather TV.

    The forecasters add: “Rainfall totals look set to be below normal in most southern and eastern parts of the UK, though locally totals may be swollen by thundery showers in any showery polar maritime incursions.

    “A traditional north-south split in the weather with the south seeing longer drier, brighter spells in between the rain belts.”

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    START THE SUMMER RIGHT WITH THESE RECIPES

    With summer weather just around the corner there is no better time to start prepping.

    Whether you are packing up a picnic or putting a hot dog on the grill, summer eating looks tastier than ever.

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    GREAT BRITISH SUMMER RETURNS

    The UK finally have a sunny bank holiday to look forward to. It’s now time to get the BBQ’s out and enjoy a drink outdoors with friends.

    The week will be less windy as temperatures return to normal levels for this warm time of year, a great relief for many after weeks of torrential downpours and gales.

    Aidan McGivern, Met Office spokesperson, said: “The next ten days will be drier and warmer.

    “A return to more typical weather patterns for this time of year.”

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    THE BEST WATERPARKS TO VISIT ON THE WEEKEND

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    We've rounded up some of the best waterparks – both indoor and outdoor – to add to your list to visit this summer across Britian.

     

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    UV LEVELS WILL BE HIGH THIS AFTERNOON

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    TODAY'S POLLEN FORECAST

    In London and the South East grass pollen season is in it's early stages, some symptoms may occur on sunny days for some people. Oak tree pollen and fungal spores at medium risk says The Met Office.

    Moving to the North and the pollen levels are low, with the main grass pollen season will start in June but some early-flowering species could trigger some symptoms. Oak pollen airborne but not many spores.

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    WORLD ‘HAS 40% CHANCE OF TEMPORARILY REACHING 1.5C THRESHOLD’

    A new climate update warns the odds of the world experiencing global annual temperatures that are 1.5C above pre-industrial levels in one of the next five years are increasing with time.

    The report published by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) also warns of a very high likelihood – a 90 per cent chance – of at least one year between 2021 and 2025 becoming the warmest on record, outstripping 2016’s record heat.

    Global average temperatures of 1.5C above 19th century levels are seen as a threshold beyond which the most dangerous impacts of climate change will be felt.

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    TEMPERATURES IN LONDON AND CENTRAL ENGLAND COULD REACH 23C

    London and central parts of England could see temperatures climb to as much as 23C over the weekend.

    Temperatures haven’t been as high since March 30, when 24.5C was recorded in London.

    Other parts of the South East, Wales and North West, were predicted to see top temperatures of around 20C. Oli Claydon, from the Met Office, said: “Showers will start to ease and temperatures will increase over the bank holiday.

    “There’ll be highs of up to 23C for central parts of England and possibly into London.

    “There is a slow progression towards warmer and drier conditions.”

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    NORTHERLY WINDS EXPECTED IN EAST OF ENGLAND FROM 31 MAY

    For Monday 31 May – Sunday 6 June "The weather will be mostly dominated by a ridge of high pressure from the Azores extending into the south-west of Britain." says Netweather TV.

    The Forecasters add: "Northerly winds are expected to blow frequently in the east of England in particular, which will bring cool and at times cloudy weather, especially in East Anglia and near North Sea coasts.

    "However, away from the east of England and the north and west of Scotland, we can expect a fair amount of dry sunny weather during this week."

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    ICELANDIC ‘TROUGH’ WARNING TO HIT BRITAIN FROM JUNE 7

    Brits will want to make the most of the sunny spells this coming week as the weather is set to turn.

    For Monday June 7 – Sunday June 13, “the weather is most likely to turn more unsettled for a time with the Icelandic trough moving further eastwards,” says Netweather TV.

    The forecasters add: “Rainfall totals look set to be below normal in most southern and eastern parts of the UK, though locally totals may be swollen by thundery showers in any showery polar maritime incursions.

    "A traditional north-south split in the weather with the south seeing longer drier, brighter spells in between the rain belts."

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    With summer weather just around the corner there is no better time to start prepping.

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    We have put together a guide on how to get ahead of the rest this summer with some sensational buys.

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    BANK HOLIDAY GRIDLOCK WARNING

    The Met Office says this weekend is expected to be “mostly dry” and sunny over the weekend, with temperatures “returning to normal” levels for the end of May.

    However, bank holiday gridlock is likely to hit our roads, writes The Times.

    The RAC said that roads will face traffic queues, as Brits head for “hills and coasts”.

    Motorists are being advised to steer clear of the motorways at peak times, to avoid congestion.

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    GREAT BRITISH SUMMER RETURNS

    The UK finally have a sunny bank holiday to look forward to. It's now time to get the BBQ's out and enjoy a drink outdoors with friends.

    The week will be less windy as temperatures return to normal levels for this warm time of year, a great relief for many after weeks of torrential downpours and gales.

    Aidan McGivern, Met Office spokesperson, said: "The next ten days will be drier and warmer.

    "A return to more typical weather patterns for this time of year."

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    MET OFFICE LATEST 10 DAY TREND FORECAST

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    HERE'S A HOT TIP

    bookmaker Coral goes 2-1 that this summer goes on to become the UK’s hottest since records began.

    Forecasts are suggesting the heavy rain of May will become a distant memory as we move into June.

    “We have endured one of the wettest springs ever but June is going to be a different story and we now make this summer just 2-1 to be the hottest on record in the UK,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

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    MET OFFICE LONG RANGE FORECAST (MAY 29 TO JUNE 7)

    High pressure will bring mainly fine and settled conditions across the UK, with temperatures feeling locally warm in southern and central areas.

    But, there remains the possibility of some slight showers for some and the potential for a return of cloudier, wetter and cooler weather at times early next week, generally pushing in from northwest of the UK.

    Mostly dry conditions are likely to then continue (or return) through this period especially towards the south and east, but there remains the risk of some brief interludes of rain or showers, most likely affecting areas in the northwest and far south.

    Temperatures overall are likely to be close to average for the time of year.

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    20C + MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    Up to 20C is expected on May 31.

    And highs may hit 21C in Kent and the south by June 1.

    London could clock 22C and 23C temperatures, according to charts from Netweather.

    The return of indoor boozing has come at the perfect time as May continues to be wet and wind.

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