Here’s when and where temperatures are expected to soar up to 27C across the UK this week
The weather in the UK this week is initially set to be a mixed bag, before temperatures should soar in some parts mid-week, potentially giving us the hottest day of the year.
Here’s this week’s weather forecast for across the country.
Tuesday (19 May) will see early mist and low cloud in the south of the UK, which will clear to leave sunny periods. It will become locally very warm in south-east England.
Further north and in the west it will be cloudier, with some rain or drizzle in places.
It will be sunny and very warm inland on Wednesday (20 May), with temperatures set to soar in some parts, although cooler with low cloud around some coasts.
What will the weather be like throughout the UK on Wednesday?
The North East will see highs of 21C on Wednesday, with bright sunshine throughout most of the day in most parts of the region.
The North West is set to see a peak temperature of 22C throughout the day, accompanied by bright skies.
London and the South East could see highs of 27C, with wall-to-wall sunshine throughout the day.
On Good Friday of this year, 26C (78.8F) was recorded in Treknow, Cornwall.
Yorkshire is forecast to experience highs of around 24C on Wednesday, with bright sunshine throughout the day.
Wales is set to see peaks of 21C and bright skies throughout the day.
Wednesday in Scotland will be mainly dry with brighter spells, but there will also be some winds. It will feel warm to very warm for many, particularly in Central Belt, with highs of around 22C.
What will the weather be like for the rest of the week in the UK?
The Met Office predicts things “turning generally cooler and more unsettled thereafter with showers, thunderstorms and rain at times.”
Looking further ahead, the Met Office long-range forecast until Sunday 31 May says, “It is expected that this period will start very warm with good spells of long, fine and dry weather throughout.
“However, it is possible that following this, rain will develop across some western regions, perhaps spreading east at times whilst weakening.”
There’s also the risk of strong winds, mainly in western areas, and rain may turn heavy at times, but confidence in this is currently low.