District set for hottest day of the year

  • District set for hottest day of the year

District set for hottest day of the year

The Met Office has also said the warm weather is likely to cause thunderstorms and bring lightning, hail and heavy rain to parts of the UK.

Saturday dawned cloudy across many parts of the United Kingdom, but the skies cleared as the morning progressed, making a lazy afternoon in a beer garden an attractive option.

This evening and tonight after a fine end to the day, most areas will have a dry night with clear periods.

Sunday across the north of England and the Midlands is expected to bring a few clouds but also expected highs of 22C.

The region was basking in glorious sunshine, still conditions, and some of the highest temperatures in the UK.

People out enjoying the sunshine this bank holiday weekend in Inverleith Park in Edinburgh. Cooler and fresher from Thursday, with showers continuing to spread northeast across northern and eastern areas, drier and brighter in the south and west. Friday, for now, is indicated to see more in the way of cloud with showers affecting the north and west, dry and fine elsewhere.

For the second day in a row it was the hottest day of 2021 on Tuesday, which was the first day of meteorological summer, after a toasty 25.8C was recorded in both Cardiff and Middle Wallop.

The Met Office said it had beaten the previous high, set on 30 March, when Kew Gardens in London reached 24.5C.

After weeks of uncharacteristically cold temperatures and seemingly constant rain, the weather has finally made a decision to cheer up, with the Met Office forecasting sun all over the country today, albeit with a slightly cloudy start.

Bank Holiday Monday could be the hottest day of the year so far - with temperatures predicted to hit 25C in parts of the UK.

"The only exception is along the east coast - there is quite a lot of low cloud, mist and fog in east coastal areas and that will stay for the next few days, so highs of between 12C (53.6F) and 16C (60.8F) there - quite a lot lower than elsewhere", Ms Mitchell said.

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

May has been the fourth wettest on record for the United Kingdom, and the wettest ever for Wales.