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Weather forecast LIVE – UK hotter than PORTUGAL with 25C temperatures… and it'll be even hotter tomorrow lasting weeks

BRITS will bask in 25C sunshine today after a scorching bank holiday – and it’s going to get even hotter tomorrow.

Temperatures will remain balmy today with a high of 25C expected for London and the South East.

Meanwhile in the North West a top temperature of 24C is predicted.

The bank holiday heatwave means Brits are enjoying warmer weather than tourist hot spot Portugal, which has a high of 20C today.

On Wednesday, conditions in the UK could reach a glorious 27C as the late spring sunshine finally arrives.

We’ll all be basking in a mini-heatwave over the next fortnight, with thousands heading to beaches and parks to make the most of the sunshine.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates...

  • John Hall

    TEMPERATURES OF 25.1C HIT SCOTLAND DURING HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR

    Bank Holiday Monday is the warmest day of the year so far after 25.1C was recorded in Kinlochewe, Scotland, according to the Met Office.

    This has surpassed the previous high for 2021, which was set on March 30 at Kew Gardens in West London when the temperature hit 24.5C.

    It comes after two days of glorious weather over the long weekend, sending Brits flocking to parks and beaches as well as pubs and restaurants now that Covid-19 restrictions have mostly been lifted.

    Lyme Regis in Dorset was packed with people enjoying the scorching temperatures this morning, while the Promenade in Brighton was heaving with sunbathers. 

  • John Hall

    CLIFF WARNING

    A woman has been hit on the head by falling rocks as she walked along a Dorset beach, leading to renewed calls to holidaymakers to take care.

    She was walking along East Beach at West Bay yesterday (Monday) when she was struck by the rocks and was rushed to hospital.

    A spokesman for Lyme Regis Coastguard said "We were called at 16:45, alongside our colleagues from West Bay, to assist the ambulance service with a casualty at East Beach, West Bay.

    "The lady had been walking along the beach and was struck on the head by falling debris from the cliff above.

    "On arrival at the scene, immediate casualty care was given until the ambulance arrived.We wish her a speedy recovery.

    "Please do not walk under the cliffs. They are very fragile after the all the rain and storms. There is a likelihood that there will be further falls with no warning."

  • John Hall

    HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE NOT UNUSUAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR – DESPITE RARE SUNNY BANK HOLIDAY

    Although a fine bank holiday is rare, the temperatures are not unusual for the time of year, with the mercury usually sitting in the high teens and low 20s by late May.

    The Met Office warned previously that levels of harmful UV light will be very high over the coming days, and advised people to wear plenty of sunscreen.

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

  • John Hall

    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.

  • John Hall

    POSSIBLE THUNDER NEXT WEEK

    Becky Mitchell, a meteorologist from the Met Office, has said while temperatures will rise again tomorrow, thunderstorms could be on the way.

    “There will potentially be some thunderstorms by midweek," she said.

    "The first bout of showers will come into parts of the south-west.

    “There's a chance of some thundery breakdowns in the south-east.

    "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 thunderstorms."

  • Sarah Grealish

    YELLOW WEATHER WARNING

  • John Hall

    SUN HERE TO STAY

    BRITS will bask in 24C sunshine today after a scorching bank holiday – and it's going to get hotter tomorrow.

    The mercury soared to 25.1C yesterday afternoon, making it the hottest day of the year so far, but forecasters say even warmer temperatures are on the way.

    And on Wednesday, it could reach a glorious 27C as the late spring sunshine finally arrives.

    We'll all be basking in a mini-heatwave over the next fortnight, with thousands of us heading to beaches and parks to make the most of the sunshine.

    After a thoroughly miserable May, summer finally seems to be on the way – and it's hoped the glorious weather will stick around into June.

  • John Hall

    MET OFFICE FORECAST FOR TODAY

    Warm and dry with plenty of sunshine for most.

    Cloudier with coastal fog in parts of the east at first, this clearing readily inland though persisting on some north-eastern coasts.

    Cloudier far northwest and possibly some drizzle in the Hebrides.

  • John Hall

    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.

  • John Hall

    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.”

  • Sarah Grealish

    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.”

  • John Hall

    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.

  • John Hall

    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.”

  • John Hall

    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.

  • John Hall

    MT OFFICE LONG RANGE FORECAST FOR TUESDAY TO THURSDAY

    Tuesday:

    Another warm, dry day with plenty of sunshine for most. Cloudier in parts of the east at first, clearing readily though eastern Scotland may hold on to this all day.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Another very warm day for many on Wednesday, though showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop from the southwest. Drier from Thursday with showers or thunderstorms confined to the southeast.

  • John Hall

    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.”

  • John Hall

    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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