UK weather latest: Thunderstorms and rain to douse UK as mini heatwave ends – Met Office

Temperatures well into the high-20’s have been forecast for this weekend across the UK. Highs of 28C were predicted for Saturday, with Sunday also looking likely to be a hot day for many. Parts of England and Wales are expected to be hotter on Sunday than they were on Saturday, according to the Met Office.

In some regions, soaring highs of 27C could be possible.

According to the latest weather forecast, the warm weather is likely to continue into next week.

But the warm spell will begin to disappear later in the week, and could potentially be replaced with rain and possibly even some thunderstorms.

This weekend Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill told some parts of the UK will start to see a change from Tuesday this week.


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But in the South East, if the record for the hottest day of the year hasn’t been broken already by Saturday’s figures, temperatures in the region could surpass the current 28.2C record on Tuesday.

Mr Burkill said: “The fine weather continues into Monday, it probably won’t be quite as hot [as the weekend] but still well above average temperatures, mid-20s.

“On Tuesday we start to see a change. I think in the South East it could be even hotter than this weekend, we could get 28C possibly even 29C.

“Towards northern parts that’s when we’ll start to see the weather taking a bit of a turn.

“We’ll see some cooler air coming in, perhaps some rain as well, and that’s the beginning of the turn to something a bit more changeable and cooler.

“There will be a change during the middle part of the week, timing’s a little bit uncertain, for some it could start around Tuesday, but for some the fine weather could hold on until at least Thursday.

“Definitely by next weekend for many places it could be about 10 degrees cooler compared to this weekend, and as we go through later in the week there is the risk of rain at times.

“It’s not out of the question in the south later in the week we’ll see some heavy thunderstorms developing, it’s a bit uncertain at the moment but it’s a possibility.”


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WXCHARTS maps, which use data from MetDesk, show possible rain towards the end of next week for some parts of the UK.

Charts show on Friday show some parts of Scotland will see highs as low 9C.

Between June 4 and June 13, the Met Office long-range forecast predicts the first week of June will be “generally rather cool and breezy”.

The Met Office forecast reads: “Following the prolonged dry, warm weather in May into the start of June, it will have become be a good deal cooler and more changeable by the start of this period.

“The first week of June will be generally rather cool and breezy with sunshine and showers.

“The most frequent showers are likely in the north and east, perhaps with some longer spells of rain.

“The drier conditions will probably be in the south and west.”

During the following week, the Met Office added there is “considerable uncertainty” but we could see a return to nearer normal temperatures.

The Met Office state: “High pressure may also build into northwestern parts of the UK bringing more widely drier, brighter conditions to northern and western areas.

“However there could be some further spells of rain or showers anywhere.”

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