Weather forecast tomorrow UK – Scorching 23C temperatures to roast London this week, Met Office says

THE MET Office have confirmed that Brits could see highs of 23C TOMORROW as there is 'plenty of sunshine' on the way.

In tomorrow's London forecast the Met Office have said: "A bright, dry day with plenty of sunshine and temperatures feeling warm.

"Breezy to start but winds easing through the day. Maximum temperature 23 °C."

As we move into the weekend Brits can expect a 'dry and bright Saturday' with temperatures of 21C, as a North African plume will sweep in.

Next week the mercury could be reaching 24C on Tuesday and Wednesday as the UK will be hit with a heatwave.

Read our weather blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    Forecast for tonight

    A largely dry evening across England and Wales with some late spells of sunshine breaking through.

    Scotland and Northern Ireland will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain and showers which will turn increasingly light and patchy overnight.

    Much of England and Wales will remain dry with clear spells

  • Milica Cosic

    Warning: Rising pollen levels this weekend (2/2)

    Asthma attacks can be fatal, with around four people in the UK dying from one every day.

    Dr Andy Whittamore, clinical lead for Asthma and Lung UK, said: "When pollen levels are at their highest this can be deadly for those with lung conditions like asthma who can suffer serious symptoms and have life-threatening attacks.

    "These attacks can leave people fighting for breath, which can be terrifying, but there are things they can do to look after themselves.

    "Using your preventer inhalers as prescribed is important as the medicine reduces sensitivity and swelling in the airways, helping to prevent symptoms such as wheezing and coughing before they even start.

    "We also advise people to carry their reliever inhalers every day, especially when they are out and about enjoying the sunshine in case pollen does cause a flare-up of their symptoms.

    "Reliever inhalers quickly relax the muscles in the airways and ease symptoms immediately.

    "The third thing people can do is to use a steroid nasal spray every day, together with non-drowsy antihistamine tablets to help stop the allergic reaction.

    "People should also check pollen and air pollution forecasts in their local area, so they can avoid going outdoors as much as possible on high pollen days."

  • Milica Cosic

    Warning: Rising pollen levels this weekend (1/2)

    Rising pollen levels this weekend could leave people with asthma at risk of life-threatening asthma attacks, a charity has warned.

    Asthma and Lung UK said more than three million people in the UK have lung conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are at risk of attacks or flare-ups.

    The charity is telling people to ensure they keep on taking their preventer inhalers if they use them and to keep their reliever inhaler with them at all times.

    Other tips include staying indoors on high pollen days and keeping an eye on weather forecasts to check the forecast.

    The Met Office is predicting high pollen levels across most of England and Wales from Friday, with medium levels in other parts of the UK.

    Pollen can trigger symptoms such as a tight chest, wheezing and breathlessness in more than half of people living with asthma (59%) and more than a quarter of those living with COPD, according to research from the charity.

    Allergies can cause airways to tighten up and a build-up of sticky mucus, making it harder to breathe.

  • Milica Cosic

    Odds on having hottest ever summer

    Leading bookmaker Coral has cut the odds to 4-5 (from 2-1) on the UK having its hottest ever summer this year.

    The firm go 2-1 for this month to be a record hot May, while it is 5-2 for 30C or higher being recorded this month in the UK.

    “We now make it odds-on for the UK to have a record hot summer this year. All the latest forecasts point to a sizzling summer," said Coral's John Hill.

    "The outlook for the rest of May is very bright. Our betting is pointing to temperatures reaching close to 30C," added Hill.

    Coral’s UK weather odds:

    • 4-5 Record hot summer
    • 2-1 Record hot May
    • 5-2 30C or higher being recorded in May

    Warning of thunderstorms for the weekend

    The weekend will see highs of 25C but there are also warnings of thunderstorms.

    BBC weather forecaster Nick Miller says that there will be rain for many parts of the country today – but not as much as Wednesday.

    "Rain reached some of the driest southern areas of the UK on Wednesday, it wasn’t very much but it was more than has fallen in quite some time," he said.

    "That system is now out of the way and some of the southern areas are having a mainly dry day on Thursday whereas northern areas close to the weather front, there will be more rain particularly across Scotland and especially in the west.

    "There will be a lot of dry weather to begin the day on a cooler start with the temperatures quite widely into single figures, a little bit lower in some rural spots, but there will be a lot of sunshine first thing and parts will see cloud increasing but not everywhere will get rain from that cloud.

    "There will be a few showers popping up in Northern Ireland during the morning and lasting into the afternoon. North west Scotland turning wetter, more widely across western parts of Scotland. Later in the day you’ll see some rain, some of that pushing further east during the afternoon.

    "The odd shower for Wales and south west England, and across Wales and England more cloud in the afternoon compared with the morning and a warmer day in the east and south eastern part of the country where it stays dry with some sunny spells compared with Wednesday’s rain."

    Regarding the weekend, Mr Miller continued: "It will be pleasantly warm especially when you get to see some sunshine, high pressure is close by but that is not the whole story.

    "Later Saturday, Saturday night, first thing Sunday there are some showers, some thunderstorms pushing up from the south and into parts of England and Wales, some of those come back Sunday night and into Monday morning."

    Saturday to be a scorcher

    Firstly this week, the South is forecast to be mostly dry with spells of sunshine all week, but Saturday will be a scorcher.

    There may be the odd thunderstorm to break up the heat.

    Settled and dry conditions are expected across the UK with temperatures above average for most.

    While warm weather is expected everywhere, the south of the UK will likely experience the full brunt of it as the air moves up from mainland Europe.

    The heatwave could also last into the following week, according to the Met Office.

    Their long-range forecast has predicted warm temperatures to last until May 23.

    Brits to be treated to a 26C seven-day heatwave

    FORECASTERS have predicted the exact date Brits will be treated to a 26C seven-day heatwave.

    It comes as the mercury is set to soar as high as 21C on Saturday – and will continue to climb into next week.

    The heat is expected to last for the next week until the mercury reaches a high of 26C on May 17.

    North African blast heading our way

    BRITS, brace yourselves for early summer heat as a 25C North African blast is set to bring record temperatures.

    The sweltering weather is expected to reach our coasts making this the hottest May in 100 years.

    According to The Express, the UK is due to melt as temperatures reach the high 20s in the middle of this month.

    The hot weather is the result of a gust from Italy and the South of France.

    Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services told the Express: The near continent is getting hot and we’re getting a little bit of that warmth into London that will give us the warmest day of the year so far next week.”

    He added: “When we get to Wednesday, [we could see] 25 degrees in London. It continues into the following days.”

    From 16 May to 21 May, temperatures above 20C are likely but it’s expected to reach a dizzying 28C in areas, particularly in the south and south east.

    Meanwhile northern parts of the UK and Scotland will be as warm as 16C.

    Prepare yourself against that dreaded hay fever

    With temperatures set to rise, pollen count will rise along with it.

    Do you deal with hay fever? Well, get prepared ahead of the sweltering weather.

    May is set to be the hottest in 100 years!

    Antihistamines ahead of the symptoms are key and closing windows when indoors are two of the easier and effective defensive tips.

    • Louis Allwood

      Warm temperatures expected next week

      Settled and dry conditions are expected across the UK with temperatures above average for most.

      While warm weather is expected everywhere, the south of the UK will likely experience the full brunt of it as the air moves up from mainland Europe.

      The heatwave could also last into the following week, according to the Met Office.

      Their long-range forecast has predicted warm temperatures to last until May 23.

    • Louis Allwood

      Exact date 26C seven-day heatwave will hit

      FORECASTERS have predicted the exact date Brits will be treated to a 26C seven-day heatwave.

      It comes as the mercury is set to soar as high as 21C on Saturday – and will continue to climb into next week.

      The UK is expecting an early summer heatwave as a North African blast sweeps hot weather in.

      The country will sizzle this month, possibly breaking the record for the hottest May in 100 years.

      The current record is 27.8C which was recorded in Camden, North London on May 16, 1925 and next week forecaster at the Met Office believe that record could come close to being beaten.

      Firstly this week, the South is forecast to be mostly dry with spells of sunshine all week, but Saturday will be a scorcher.

      Next week temperatures will climb with the highest predicted temperatures of 26C falling early next week, on May 17.

    • Louis Allwood

      Early June forecast

      Rather changeable at the start of the period, with spells of rain or showers for many areas, some of these heavy and thundery.

      A change in weather is likely as we move from May into June, with a shift towards more settled, drier conditions.

      Showers still remain a possibility in some places, but a drier end to the period is likely for most.

      We can expect temperatures to continue to be warm or very warm, but likely to move back to nearer normal through June.

    • Louis Allwood

      Thursday to Sunday forecast

      On Thursday most areas will be fine and dry with sunny spells, best of the sunshine in the southeast.

      Cloudier and windier over Scotland and Northern Ireland with some showery rain at times as we move into tomorrow evening.

      Breezy with rain for the far northwest Friday, otherwise mostly fine and dry and it will become warm.

      Risk of some thundery showers in the far south Sunday.

    • Louis Allwood

      Gardening tips for May

      May marks the end of Spring and a clear transition to Summer.

      For those green-fingered among us, what does this mean for our plants?

      Average temperatures reach about 10C in England and 8C in Scotland during May, but be mindful that this year is set to be a scorcher of a month.

      So, here are 5 tips to bear in mind:
      1. Bold bedding can be planted but ensure the last of the frost has passed so as not to kill them off.

      2. Be resourceful with limited water supply. May is considered the driest month of the year so find out from the RHS what you can do to reuse, collect and store water.

      3. Establish a regular mowing routine. You might find your grass becomes overgrown this month, but don’t mow too often – longer grass means more bugs and creepy crawlies, which is great for birds and other wildlife. Or get involved in No Mow May.

      4. If you have a greenhouse, ensure you keep it ventilated to prevent the plants from frying.

      5. Look out for nesting birds. You might be keen to prune and chop, but beware of any nesting birds in the bush or hedges – did you know they’re legally protected?

    • Louis Allwood

      Next week weather is going to be glorious!

      There may be the odd thunderstorm to break up the heat.

      Settled and dry conditions are expected across the UK with temperatures above average for most.

      While warm weather is expected everywhere, the south of the UK will likely experience the full brunt of it as the air moves up from mainland Europe.

    • Louis Allwood

      Scorching four-day weekend on the horizon

      Ahead of the four-day platinum jubilee weekend, we’re expecting a heatwave on Saturday.

      So many bank holidays this year, you’ve lost track? Guaranteed you aren’t the only one!

      The next ones are 2 June and 3 June, which are a Thursday and Friday, meaning we get a second four-day weekend.

      The jubilee is set to be a scorcher that will see Brits melting.

    • Louis Allwood

      Find out what’s going on in your area over the next seven days

      A week’s worth of weather forecast to ensure you aren’t caught out.

      The Met Office has a seven day weather forecast that’s updated regularly.

      Search your area or town to get a detailed weather forecast for the next week, including rain levels and wind!

    • Louis Allwood

      Hottest May in 100 years, but also a popular holiday-getaway month

      With half-term falling in May, it’s often a popular month to get away.

      It may not be worth getting away this year though with the temperatures so hot at home.

      If you are looking for even hotter climes though, below are some of the places with the hottest May averages according to the Met Office.

      Cancun (37.5 °C)

      Bangkok (34.6 °C)

      Singapore (32.3 °C)

      Phuket (32.3 °C)

      Cairo (31.9 °C)

      Las Vegas (31.4 °C)

      Orlando (31.3 °C)

      Dominican Republic (31 °C)

      Barbados (30.7 °C)

      Cuba (30.2 °C)

    • Joseph Gamp

      Week-long 26C heatwave to kick in this Saturday

      The mercury is set to soar as high as 21C on Saturday – and will continue to climb into next week.

      The heat is expected to last for the next week until the mercury reaches a high of 26C on May 17.

      The UK is expecting an early summer heatwave as a North African blast sweeps hot weather in.

      The country will sizzle this month, possibly breaking the record for the hottest May in 100 years.

      The current record is 27.8C which was recorded in Camden, North London on May 16, 1925 and next week forecaster at the Met Office believe that record could come close to being beaten.

    • Joseph Gamp

      The items you should NEVER leave in a hot car

      Sun cream bottles have been known to explode in warm environments.

      Not only can the plastic warp its shape if left in direct sunlight, warming the cream can actually alter its shelf life, meaning you could be going without valuable UV protection and risk damaging your skin. 

      Soft drink cans can burst and spill

      Even when not left in direct sunlight, heat applied to compressed cans of soft drink can cause them to explode.

      Although it's little more than a nasty mess most of the time, it could be enough of a distraction to cause an accident if it burst while you're behind the wheel. 

      Deodorant cans will explode if left in a hot car

      It's best practice to take any aerosol cans out of your car when the weather warms.

      A study found that temperatures of 22°C outside can generate temperatures of up to 47°C inside a car in as little as an hour.

      An environment that hot can cause the pressure inside the canister to increase and potentially burst. 

    • Joseph Gamp

      Thursday will be much drier than Wednesday

      Brits will experience fewer showers and drizzle tomorrow, according to the Met Office's latest weather '4cast'.

      It tweeted: "Thursday's #4cast is much drier than Wednesday's.

      "A bright start but turning cloudier through the day, especially in the north with some rain and showers in the northwest

    • Joseph Gamp

      Weather outlook for Friday to Sunday

      There will be a mixed bag of weather conditions this coming weekend.

      The Met Office says it will be "breezy with rain for the far northwest Friday, otherwise mostly fine and dry and it will become warm.

      "Risk of some thundery showers in the far south Sunday."

    • Joseph Gamp

      Short weather summary for Thursday

      The Met Office has released a short weather summary for tomorrow.

      It reads: "Breezy and often cloudy across Scotland and Northern Ireland with some rain at times.

      "Drier elsewhere with broken cloud and sunny spells, sunniest in the southeast."

    • Joseph Gamp

      Early June forecast

      Rather changeable at the start of the period, with spells of rain or showers for many areas, some of these heavy and thundery.

      A change in weather is likely as we move from May into June, with a shift towards more settled, drier conditions.

      Showers still remain a possibility in some places, but a drier end to the period is likely for most.

      We can expect temperatures to continue to be warm or very warm, but likely to move back to nearer normal through June.

    • Joseph Gamp

      How to barbecue in the rain

      Good weather is coming – which means BBQ season is also just around the corner.

      Even if you start in the sunshine, there’s no guarantee you won’t get caught in the rain.

      So what to do – move to the garage, or the kitchen? No, the barbecue indoors puts you at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

      The answer is simpler than you might think – get a parasol or umbrella.

      Weighted parasols mean your hands are free so you can barbecue and have a drink at the same time!

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