The weather in the UK is about to heat up, with the Met Office predicting high pressure and lots of sunshine for the remainder of May.
This week, we could even experience the hottest day of the year so far, surpassing the temperatures in Ibiza.
After a warm weekend where Porthmadog in North Wales recorded the highest temperature of the year at 23 degrees Celsius, there is more sunshine to look forward to.
By the end of the week, temperatures could reach 25 degrees Celsius, making the UK hotter than the popular Spanish island of Ibiza or the Costa del Sol’s Malaga.
A high-pressure system moving in from the Atlantic will bring settled weather for the rest of May, leading to an anticipated heatwave from Africa in June.
According to the Met Office, the mercury could rise to 24 degrees Celsius today and Thursday, with Friday likely slightly hotter at 25 degrees Celsius.
Eastern areas of Wales and the West Midlands will experience the highest temperatures, while a cool breeze from the sea will keep the southeast slightly cooler.
However, dry and bright weather is expected across most of the country.
Aidan McGivern, a forecaster from the Met Office, explained that the high-pressure system would result in stable weather with plenty of warm sunshine across the UK.
However, some weak weather fronts may occasionally affect the far north, and there might sometimes be a cool breeze from the North Sea.
Although nights will be cool, with temperatures dropping to as low as 2 degrees Celsius in some sheltered spots, the sun’s strength will quickly warm things up.
Mr. McGivern also mentioned that there could be some cloud cover in northern and southern England on Tuesday, causing temperatures to be slightly cooler than Monday.
In addition, Scotland may experience cloudy conditions with light rain, keeping temperatures lower.
The settled and warm weather is expected to continue for the rest of May, with high pressure likely to dominate the UK’s weather patterns.
However, only some days will be sunny, as occasional cloudy spells are anticipated.
Spring has finally arrived, bringing plenty of warm sunshine.
It’s important to note that although temperatures are rising, they are not outside the expected range for early summer.
This month, the scorching 35 degrees Celsius temperatures associated with an African plume are not likely.
To classify as a heatwave, warm weather must persist for at least three days and be significantly hotter than usual for the time of year, which is not the case currently.
So get ready for the upcoming heat, enjoy the sunny days, and make the most of the warm weather.