BBC Weather: UK warned of 'further unsettled conditions'
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Due to the hot air arriving in the country, temperatures in the South-East and North of England are set to see the mercury rise to 22C on Saturday, May 22. Leeds and London will see the highest temperatures next Saturday although, for large parts of the country, the mercury will hit the high teens. According to forecaster WXCharts, the mercury for many areas in the UK will reach 18C due to the blast of hot air from the Atlantic.
Such is the sharp rise in temperatures, anomaly charts from the forecaster show the mercury hovering well above what is normally expected for the time of year.
For most of the Midlands, the South and North of England, the temperatures will be between 6-8C above what is expected.
Even for the South-West of England, the temperatures will rise to above the average on May 22.
Although May 22 will see the highest temperatures across the country, temperature charts show a mean average of 20C across the UK on May 23.
The highest temperatures will remain at their highest in London and the South-East of England on Sunday.
For the Midlands, the North of England and Wales, the mercury will remain between 15-17C.
These temperatures will drop on Monday, May 24, however, as the mercury falls to 14C.
In relation to this, the temperature anomaly graph will drop by -2C for most of England aside from the North-East.
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However, at the end of the month, forecasters are predicting temperatures may surge to the low-20s.
The Met Office forecaster for May 24 to June 7, said: “Confidence remains low for this period, although typical spring weather patterns are most probable, with a mixture of sunny spells and showers for most parts of the UK, especially at first.
“Overall, the driest and most settled conditions are most probable in the south, with the north generally more unsettled as longer spells of rain and strong winds arrive from the Atlantic at times.
“Temperatures likely to be around average.”
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Indeed, on May 26 the mercury will once again rise to 22C for the South-East of England.
Other areas in the UK will rise to 19C with 16C reported as the lowest temperature in the country.
Due to this spike in temperatures, the anomaly graph shows temperatures rising to above 6C in the South-East of England and the Midlands.
For Wales, the South-West of England and the North, the mercury will be 4C above the average for the time of year.
Over the next few days, however, the Met Office is predicting wet and windy conditions for many areas of the country.
They said: “Rain or showers will move northwards into Scotland, becoming heavy in places.
“These will turn somewhat drier in the south later.
“Another day of sunny spells and heavy showers on Wednesday, slow-moving with hail and thunder across northern parts.
“More persistent rain arriving across southern England later.
“More sunny spells and showers, which will heavy at times with hail and thunder between Thursday and Saturday.
“Some longer spells of rain at times. Temperatures close to normal with light or moderate winds.”
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