UK Set to Experience Mini Heatwave Next Month
The UK is set to experience a spell of rising temperatures next month with a mini heatwave crossing the nation. According to the Met Office, weather maps show a hot air mass is heading towards the country from the English Channel at the beginning of June. The forecast predicts that high pressure will “dominate” early next month, leading to day-long dry spells across the country. Although, later in the month, it may get replaced by frontal systems and rain.
The Met Office has predicted that predominantly fine and settled conditions will be experienced by the whole country. While areas in the north and east may feel rather cool, especially in areas with a sea breeze. The weather patterns across the country will significantly be dictated by the high pressure predicted to continue in early June, leading to a more extended dry period across the country, along with a weak frontal system that could result in some patchy rain in the far north.
The forecast predicted increased chances of thundery showers and a possibility of showers moving north into, or developing over southern areas in the future. Nevertheless, temperatures will remain above average, but with cooler weather in some coastal locations where there is an onshore breeze.
The forecast continued that the winds will generally be light, but there may be stronger winds in some coastal areas in the south, and far north at times. Although the forecast will likely change, the long-range forecast from June 8 to 22 predicts increased chances of unsettled conditions slowly extending from the south across the UK with thundery showers and longer spells of rain in some areas. Nevertheless, the northwest region in the UK stands to experience the driest conditions.
Despite these predictions, the settled conditions are expected to continue, with some highs recorded for the West Midlands and Southeast Wales up to 24C. Reports say that this could create a perfect Bank Holiday weekend with thousands of people heading for long weekend trips away, or a day at the beach if the predictions are true.