Met Office weather forecast LIVE – UK to bake in scorching 25C temperatures tomorrow as HEATWAVE to last into June

BRITS enjoying the 25C Bank Holiday scorcher are being warned to take extra care in the sun as the heatwave continues into tomorrow.

The fine weather and long weekend has sent sun-seeking Britons flocking to parks and beaches as well as pubs and restaurants now that Covid-19 restrictions have mostly been lifted.

Becky Mitchell, a meteorologist from the Met Office, said: "We are expecting highs of 25C (77F), so the warmest day of the year so far, and today we will see temperatures in the low 20s in most parts of the UK, even in northern Scotland."

She added: "The warmer weather will stick around until at least Thursday in most places, that's when we could get some slightly fresher air coming in.

"Temperatures will possibly peak on Wednesday, with highs of up to 27C."

The warm Bank Holiday weekend will see temperatures soar to 25C on Monday – but there will be more mercury-busting heat to come.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates…

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    POTENTIAL THUNDERSTORMS AND SHOWERS BY MIDWEEK – MET OFFICE

    The record is unlikely to last long – as scorching 27C temperatures are expected on Wednesday before cooler air moves in. 

    Becky Mitchell, a meteorologist from the Met Office, said: “There will potentially be some thunderstorms by midweek, the first bout of showers will come into parts of the South West and there will be a few thunderstorms in that.

    “There's a chance of some thundery break down in the south east and we could have some quite intense storms there.”

    "There's still a lot of uncertainty but with the warm and humid weather we are having we have the key ingredients for thunder storms."

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    THE SUN'S THREE DAY TEMPERATURE MAP

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    LAST MONTH WAS 4TH HOTTEST MAY ON RECORD

    According to the Met Office’s early provisional stats, the UK has already had its fourth wettest May on record with an average of 199mm falling, and a few days still to go.

    The wettest locations, receiving more than twice the average rainfall, were southwest and northeast England, as well as Wales and parts of eastern Scotland.

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    JUNE 7/4 TO BE HOTTEST ON RECORD

    Next month could be the hottest June EVER, according to Ladbrokes.

    Having been a 4/1 shot last week, the bookies have now cut odds to just 7/4 on next month going down as a record-breaking hot June.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It looks like the British weather has finally taken a turn for the better, with a record-breaking hot June potentially on the way.

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    BBC WEATHER SAYS 'GOOD, DRY WEATHER LIKELY' UNTIL JUNE 11

    Between June 2 and 11, “there is still likely to be a good deal of widespread dry weather for the start of this period, showers, which could be heavy and possibly thundery, and prolonged spells of rain are likely across the south and west of the country for a time,” says the BBC.

    It adds: “Temperatures most likely remaining around or above average for this first week.

    “By the end of the period, there is a signal towards a more general cooling trend, back towards more average temperatures.

    “Widespread fine and dry conditions are likely to persist, but also is the continued risk of showers; these unsettled conditions become most likely in the north and northwest of the country, with southeastern areas seeing more settled conditions.”

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    BUSY BEACHES

    Crowds in Weymouth gather at the beach todayCredit: ©Graham Hunt
    Not an inch of sand is available as people pitch tents and umbrellasCredit: ©Graham Hunt
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    FUN IN THE SUN

    People enjoy the sun boating on the river Thames in Kingston, LondonCredit: PA
    Tourists in Brighton on what is expected to be the hottest day of the year so farCredit: Alamy
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    SUN SEEKERS HEAD TO BEAUTY SPOTS

    The beaches are packed in Brighton today as people enjoy the water and glorious sunshineCredit: Reuters
    Members of the public enjoyed a pint and a pub meal in the sunshine at the Hand in Hand on Wimbledon Common, southwestCredit: LNP
    Sun-seekers cool off in the water at Hackney Marshes in east LondonCredit: AFP
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    SCOTLAND TOPS THE SCALES

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    MISTY ALONG THE NORTHEAST COAST

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    SPLASHING AROUND

    People cool off from today's scorching temperatures in natural falls in Somerset

    Credit: ANDREW LLOYD

     

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    WET, WET, WET 

    According to the Met Office’s early provisional stats, the UK has already had its fourth wettest May on record with an average of 199mm falling, and a few days still to go.

    The wettest locations, receiving more than twice the average rainfall, were southwest and northeast England, as well as Wales and parts of eastern Scotland.

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    DON’T BURN IN THE SUN!

    Forecasters at the Met Office have warned people to slap on plenty of sun cream as UV light levels will be high or very high.

    Becky Mitchell, a meteorologist from the Met Office, said: “We could potentially get to the hottest day of the year but definitely by tomorrow.”

    The previous high of 24.5C (76.1F) was recorded on March 30 at Kew Gardens.

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    LOW CLOUD IN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY

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    DRY WEATHER NEXT WEEK – BBC

    Between June 2 and 11, “there is still likely to be a good deal of widespread dry weather for the start of this period, showers, which could be heavy and possibly thundery, and prolonged spells of rain are likely across the south and west of the country for a time,” says the BBC.

    It adds: “Temperatures most likely remaining around or above average for this first week.

    “By the end of the period, there is a signal towards a more general cooling trend, back towards more average temperatures.

    “Widespread fine and dry conditions are likely to persist, but also is the continued risk of showers; these unsettled conditions become most likely in the north and northwest of the country, with southeastern areas seeing more settled conditions.”

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    WEST SUSSEX WILDFIRE WARNING

    The Met Office has warned of wildfires across much of West Sussex today.

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    BRITAIN ON A KNIFE EDGE

    Government adviser tells sunbathing Brits to follow social distancing rules as the UK is on a 'knife edge'.

    Today is expected to ring the warmest weather of the year so far with highs of 25C.

    But as many flock to the UK's beaches and beauty spots, the country's top scientists have warned the next two week are crucial for the way out of the pandemic.

    Susan Michie, a professor of health psychology at University College London who sits on government advisory group Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours (SPI-B)​, told Sky News: "We're on a knife-edge.

    "We could go either way with this new variant.

    "Either it could run away as it did before Christmas, which would be extremely serious and we'd have to have more restrictions, or potentially it could be contained. But that does mean everybody needs to be cautious right now.

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    MOST EXTREME WEATHER FOR SUNDAY

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    WARM TEMPS ARE A ‘WELCOME CHANGE’

    Met Office forecaster Matthew Box said: “It’s obviously a welcome change I think for many.

    “Given that we have had a reasonably cold and then a wet couple of months through spring, with April being cold and May being wet and cloudy and generally on the cool side too, we’ve got a sunny end to May.

    “It might catch a few people out given that we haven’t seen much sun and UV levels are going to be quite high over the weekend as well so that’s something to be aware of.”

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    BURSTING BEACHES

    People have flocked to the UK beaches to enjoy the sunshine this Bank Holiday Monday.

    Photographs show Lyme Regis, already busy – despite it being 11am.

    Hundreds of people head to the beach today to enjoy the 25C temperaturesCredit: Alamy
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    SPRING OF CONTRASTS – MET OFFICE

    A cool and wet May has brought a Spring of marked contrast, according to early provisional figures from the Met Office.

    May has been a month dominated by low pressure, bringing heavy downpours or prolonged spells of rain for much of the UK.

    Wales has seen its wettest May since records began in 1862, with 207mm of rainfall, well over twice the long-term average, topping the previous record of 184mm set in 1967.

    It has been a similar story in May for much of the UK, with all countries seeing rainfall well above the long-term averages for the month.

    The wettest locations, receiving more than twice the average rainfall, were southwest and northeast England, as well as Wales and parts of eastern Scotland. The UK has so far seen its fourth highest amount of rainfall on record for the month, with an average of 199mm falling.

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    HIGH UV

    Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin said: “Sunglasses, sunhat and sun screen definitely required this weekend.

    “Finally, some warm sunshine on offer this May after what has been a very, very chilly month.”

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    BRIGHTON LIVING UP TO ITS NAME

    Finally, after a month of rain, Brits were treated to blue skies and sunshine – just in time for the bank holiday!

    Brighton was packed yesterday as the sun came outCredit: Rex
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    HIGH POLLEN WARNINGS TODAY

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    FORECAST MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY – MET OFFICE

    Fine and very warm for many Monday and Tuesday, after the clearance of early mist and fog.

    Often cooler near coasts.

    Showers developing Wednesday, with a risk of thunder.

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