Bank Holiday weather forecast LIVE – SCORCHING 23C temperatures to hit this weekend as rain & wind make way for summer

BRITAIN will ROAST this weekend as temperatures soar above 20C, bringing an end to the wet and windy weather that plagued May.

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

London and central parts of England could get as high as 23C (73F) – the warmest since the end of March during the Bank Holiday weekend – as showers finally make way for glorious sunshine.

Meanwhile, temperatures of 20C are predicted to hit the South East, North West and Wales.

The Met Office has pinpointed Sunday May 30th as the day to mark in your calendar as the day warmer weather breaks, with blue skies, no rain and warm temperatures predicted for that day and Bank Holiday Monday too.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates…

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    MET OFFICE OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY

    Wednesday:

    Low cloud and patchy rain in the northeast will be replaced by scattered heavy showers inland. Mostly dry with sunny spells elsewhere and feeling warmer than recently.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Many places dry with sunny spells. Some rain likely to affect Northern Ireland later on Thursday then the Northwest during Friday. Warmer than recently and feeling pleasant in sunshine.

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    WHAT IS THE GULF STREAM?

    The Gulf Stream is one of the strongest and most important ocean currents in the world.

    Driven by water density and wind patterns, the Gulf Stream currents move warm water in the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea northeast to northern Europe and the British Isles.

    Surface water in the north Atlantic is cooled by winds from the Arctic, making it more salty.

    As the cold water travels towards the equator it warms slowly.

    The vast oceanic current on the surface of the Atlantic ensures our mild winters and temperate summers.

    If it were to malfunction, then temperatures in Europe could plummet.

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    MERCURY DROPPED

    Crews in Norwich spent more than an hour containing mercury which had spilled out of from the ancient barometer, used to measure atmospheric pressure, had leaked on to a laminate floor

    They raced to a property in Garden Place, off Magdalen Street, at just before 6.15pm last night.

    A spokesperson for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said this morning "The occupant was in another room when it happened and had no contact with the chemical spillage."

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    SOLAR STORM COULD SHUT DOWN EARTH’S RADIO SIGNALS

    That’s according to experts who have warned the sun could shoot solar flares to Earth that cause radio blackouts.

    Nasa previously explained: “The energy from a flare can disrupt the area of the atmosphere through which radio waves travel.

    “This can lead to degradation and, at worst, temporary blackouts in navigation and communications signals.”

    A recently formed sunspot on the solar surface is said to have emitted a number of strong ‘M-class’ flares.

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    2-1 FOR UK'S HOTTEST SUMMER ON RECORD

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

    Forecasts are suggesting that 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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