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04 May 2018, 10:46 | Rufus Hill
NetweatherUK weather forecast Heatwave to last two weeks
This is all a bit of a contrast from the previous week where it's been lashing it down, floods and gales have been causing havoc around Britain, and temperatures were well below freezing in certain parts of the UK.
Although the week started out dreary, as a month's worth of rain fell on Monday, most of Britain will have warm weather and see the sun emerge for the long weekend.
The May day record is 23.6C which was recorded in 1999.
In Scotland and Northern Ireland term dates vary so check on local government websites.
Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans said to the Standard: 'There will be a general increase in temperatures in the south east [this weekend] with some warmer temperatures.
He said: "Largely dry weather is expected throughout the United Kingdom on Sunday along with frequent sunny spells".
It could definitely be a few days for the beach.
Before we get to the details of that shock news though, we do have weather fronts moving through from west to east today, bringing a spell of persistent and, at times, heavy rain.
Having been faced with cold temperatures and a "return to winter" last week, it looks like things are going to be on the up over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Warm weather is set for a comeback over the Bank Holiday weekend, the Met Office has confirmed.
Temperatures are expected to peak at about 16 degrees Celsius over the weekend and reach 19 degrees on Monday.
"Temperatures will continue to climb and we could see highs of 17C or 18C, and that warmer feel continues into the Bank Holiday".
While the weekend is just outside their regular five day forecast, Louth Weather says there is likely to be little rainfall on Saturday and Sunday with temperatures as high as 17°C.
'We could see temperatures reaching possibly the mid twenties. we could see 24C (75F) or 25C (77F) in London, ' she added.
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