UK weather forecast LIVE – Beautiful 20C heatwave to roast Brits for 16 days within a matter of weeks after May washout

BRITS have been told to brace to a glorious 16-day heatwave that will help us forget the May rain.

With the past few weeks a veritable washout, news of a warm spell heading our well will be welcome news for sun-starved Brits.

Temperatures of 20C MINIMUM are forecast during a fortnight of wonderful weather in London that's scheduled to begin in June.

And things will be equally balmy in the North, with Manchester and Newcastle set for temperatures of 21C over the same 16 days.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Aliki KraterouUK weather forecast – ‘Nasty’ thunderstorms, heavy rain and HAIL to drench Brits in wettest ever May
  • Aliki Kraterou

    SHOWERS ARE EASING TONIGHT

    Clear spells are expected across the country tonight after a day with showers.

    The Met Office said: "Showers easing for many areas with clear spells developing, although further showers, some heavy in the south.

    "Cloudier in the far north with rain at times."

  • Aliki Kraterou

    FLOOD WARNINGS

    There are two flood warnings currently in place, according to the Environment Agency

    • River Parrett (upper) at Thorney and Kingsbury Episcopi
    • River Parrett (upper) from South Perrott to Thorney

    There are also seven flood alerts

    • River Axe area
    • River Cole and Dorcan Brook
    • River Ray and its tributaries from Shipton Lee to and including Islip
    • Rivers Clyst and Culm and their tributaries
    • Rivers Tillingham and Brede
    • South East Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches
    • South Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches
    • Aliki Kraterou

      TUESDAY FORECAST

      The day will be mostly dry with sunny spells according to the Met Office.

      Showers are expected in the southwest, becoming heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.

      Cloudy with rain or drizzle in the far north edging south into mainland Scotland.

    • Aliki Kraterou

      FROSTY MORNING

    • Britta Zeltmann

      SUNNY START IN DEVON

      The sun shone over rural West Devon this morning as dark storm clouds clear following days of torrential rain and high winds.

      It was a sunny start in Brentor, Devon, this morning after days of heavy rainCredit: Alamy
    • Britta Zeltmann

      TODAY'S FORECAST

      Showers in the southwest will develop more widely again today, becoming heavy with risk of hail and thunder.

      Things will be cloudy with rain in the far north, edging south into mainland Scotland.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      FLASH WREAKS HAVOC IN BRITAIN

      Flash floods wreaked havoc across rain-soaked Britain as the May Monsoon raged on.

      Homes were engulfed by the heavy deluge and roads turned into rivers. In Bolton, water gushed through the streets amid the biblical downpours.

      Sandbags were scrambled as residents moved their treasured belongings to higher ground. One said: "We probably only had about 30 to 40 minutes of really bad rain.

      "But then this massive gush of water came rushing down the street."

      The UK has already seen its monthly May average of 2.7in (68mm). Some parts – including Devon – have seen almost double.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      MONDAY EXTREMES

      Yesterday didn't see the highs usually seen in May.

      The highest temperature recorded in the UK on Monday was 18C in Pershore with the lowest being -0.9C in Katesbridge.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      TUESDAY NIGHT FORECAST – DRY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS

      A few daytime showers will be locally heavy during the evening before soon easing and clearing.

      Overnight will then be dry with long clear spells and patches of mist and fog will form.

      Most areas will remain dry however there may be a few isolated showers and some drizzle for northern Scotland.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      WATCH – WEEK AHEAD FORECAST

      UK weather forecast – ‘Nasty’ thunderstorms, heavy rain and HAIL to drench Brits in wettest ever May

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      FINALLY SUN AFTER A WEEK OF RAIN

      Brits are set to bask in 22C sunshine next week as a hot Atlantic air hits the UK.

      The mercury will soar far above temperatures usually expected around this time year from Saturday May 22.

      London and Leeds will see the highest temperatures while the rest of the country will see temperatures in the teens.

      In the midlands, of England and Wales peak temperatures will be between 15-17C.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      TUESDAY MORNING'S FORECAST

       

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      THREE DAY FORECAST

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      WET WET WET

      The miserable weather will continue in force today with 'nasty' thunderstorms and hail expected – and this May is set to be the wettest ever.

      The month looks set to be a complete wash-out, with plenty more rain forecast before gales from the Atlantic blast in ahead of the end of the week.

      And bookies are already taking bets that it'll be the bleakest May on record – with poor weather expected again in June.

      So far this month, an average of 2.7 inches of rain has fallen in the UK.

      The wettest May on record was in 1967, when 5.2ins fell in total.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      TUESDAY NIGHT FORECAST – DRY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS

      A few daytime showers will be locally heavy during the evening before soon easing and clearing.

      Overnight will then be dry with long clear spells and patches of mist and fog will form.

      Most areas will remain dry however there may be a few isolated showers and some drizzle for northern Scotland.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      WATCH – WEEK AHEAD FORECAST

      UK weather forecast – ‘Nasty’ thunderstorms, heavy rain and HAIL to drench Brits in wettest ever May

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      FINALLY SUN AFTER A WEEK OF RAIN

      Brits are set to bask in 22C sunshine next week as a hot Atlantic air hits the UK.

      The mercury will soar far above temperatures usually expected around this time year from Saturday May 22.

      London and Leeds will see the highest temperatures while the rest of the country will see temperatures in the teens.

      In the midlands, of England and Wales peak temperatures will be between 15-17C.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      TUESDAY MORNING'S FORECAST

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      THREE DAY FORECAST

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      WET WET WET

      The miserable weather will continue in force tomorrow with 'nasty' thunderstorms and hail expected – and this May is set to be the wettest ever.

      The month looks set to be a complete wash-out, with plenty more rain forecast before gales from the Atlantic blast in ahead of the end of the week

      And bookies are already taking bets that it'll be the bleakest May on record – with poor weather expected again in June.

      So far this month, an average of 2.7 inches of rain has fallen in the UK.

      The wettest May on record was in 1967, when 5.2ins fell in total.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      BEER WE GO

      British holidaymakers celebrated with drinks in the sun today after jetting to Gibraltar on the first ‘green list’ flight.

      Airports across the UK saw huge crowds and long queues this morning as Brits headed abroad on holiday for the first time this year.

      From today, holidays abroad are no longer illegal, meaning families can travel to a number of destinations which are on the UK's green list and avoid quarantining on return to England.

      The flight to Gibraltar – the first since announcement that the overseas British territory was a green list country – touched down just 24 hours after the government announced zero active resident and visitor Covid cases for the first time since July 21 last year.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      FORECAST TOMORROW – MIXED SPELLS OF SUNSHINE AND SHOWERS

      A largely dry and bright start to the day with spells of sunshine however patchy cloud cover will build during the morning.

      Scattered showers will develop during the day and some of these will turn locally heavy with a chance of thunder, these most frequent in the east.

      Mostly light winds.

    • Aliki Kraterou

      ΗEAVY RAIN IN LONDON

    • Aliki Kraterou

      HOPE FOR WARMER DAYS NEXT WEEK

      Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent said: "In the far outlook – looking from the middle of next week onwards, really the last five days of May – it looks as though might start to improve," she said.

      "It's changeable, but it's probably becoming more settled towards end of the month with increasing chances of drier conditions.

      "If that does happen, and it's still an if although the signals are there, we could see more settled conditions and warmer days."

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