BBC Weather: UK set for heavy showers and hailstones
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According to forecasters, UK temperatures may well be above average for “several days” across the country. While forecasters are not completely certain of the hot weather, in comparison to data charts from 1996, which have been similar to 2021 so far, forecasters believe a hot air blast may hit the UK in early June. If the forecasts are proved correct, the UK will be set for above-average temperatures in the country.
Commenting on the back end of the period between May 24 to June 6, BBC Weather said: “This is where we examine previous years with similar large-scale weather patterns to what we’re seeing this year.
“The years 2001, 2012, and 1996 are proving to be useful years, with 2012 and 2001 being cool and wet while 1996 saw a brief heatwave in early June.
“The year 1996 highlights our main risk scenario, which is that high-pressure shifts into Central Europe and sends hot African air into the UK from the south.
“This could result in some well above average temperatures for several days.
“There is perhaps a 35 percent chance of this developing in early June.”
Before the potential hot weather strikes, BBC Weather said Britain can expect “occasional strong low-pressure systems track in from the Atlantic” towards the end of May.
But they added this would “bring some wetter, windier spells with a chance for some brief warmth too”.
In support of the BBC, the Met Office has concluded the end of May and the beginning of June will see drier conditions.
For a period between May 26 to June 9, the Met Office said: “Conditions will probably become more settled late May and going into June, with an increasing likelihood of drier conditions for many.
“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.”
However, in the lead-up to the period, forecasters are predicting a period of more unsettled weather across the UK.
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According to graphs from WXCharts, several areas across the country will see high rain levels this weekend.
Indeed, the graphs from the forecaster show the southwest of England and the Midlands experiencing showers on Saturday afternoon.
On Sunday, the weather front will worsen for most of the country, as the heavy band of weather spreads to the South East, the North and large parts of Wales.
Despite the heavy rain expected for many areas, the temperatures will remain in the low teens for the South of England.
In Scotland and the North of England, the mercury will reach a high of 10C with Newcastle seeing the lowest of the temperatures.
The BBC Weather outlook for Friday to Sunday reads: “Friday will be cloudy for most, with the best of any sunshine likely in the southwest.
“Showers will develop for southern and western areas in the afternoon.
“Drier but cooler further north and east. Saturday will see a band of rain move into the southwest, and it will be another cloudy day for all with showers developing for many later.
“Sunshine and heavy showers on Sunday.”
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