Met Office Weather Forecast: Heavy rain will sweep across Britain today for mini heat wave

A woman struggles as torrential rain and high winds hit the coast of Plymouth in Devon on May 11

A woman struggles as torrential rain and high winds hit the coast of Plymouth in Devon on May 11

Heavy showers are sweeping Britain today before a mini heat wave will turn the island into a summer paradise by the weekend.

Forecasters say some parts of England and Wales will get heavy rain today, while the north of the UK will see more showers before turning mostly dry on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

However, the Met Office has said there is a possibility of ‘thunderstorms’ in the south of England this weekend, which could destroy hopes of any planning for sunny days off.

The National Weather Service also predicts that it is likely that temperatures in parts of the south could sometimes reach the mid-20s and range between 22C and 23C.

A woman struggles as torrential rain and high winds hit the coast of Plymouth in Devon on May 11

A woman struggles as torrential rain and high winds hit the coast of Plymouth in Devon on May 11

A woman struggles as torrential rain and high winds hit the coast of Plymouth in Devon on May 11

The Met Office has said there is a chance of 'thunderstorms' in the south of England this weekend, which could destroy hopes of any planning for sunny days off.  Pictured: Today a man battling wind and rain on the Plymouth coast in Devon

The Met Office has said there is a chance of 'thunderstorms' in the south of England this weekend, which could destroy hopes of any planning for sunny days off.  Pictured: Today a man battling wind and rain on the Plymouth coast in Devon

The Met Office has said there is a chance of ‘thunderstorms’ in the south of England this weekend, which could destroy hopes of any planning for sunny days off. Pictured: Today a man battling wind and rain on the Plymouth coast in Devon

A spokesperson for the Met Office told the MailOnline:

A spokesperson for the Met Office told the MailOnline:

A spokesperson for the Met Office told the MailOnline: “It is largely unsettled today and tomorrow. There is currently a swath of rain moving east across England and Wales at the moment, bringing occasional heavy rain to the south of the UK’

People outside enjoying the sunny weather on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset yesterday before the weather started to get wet

People outside enjoying the sunny weather on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset yesterday before the weather started to get wet

People outside enjoying the sunny weather on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset yesterday before the weather started to get wet

You can see the wet weather moving south today

You can see the wet weather moving south today

While rain is expected to fall mostly in the south, the north will become wetter later on

While rain is expected to fall mostly in the south, the north will become wetter later on

On the left you can see the wet weather moving over the south today, while the rain is expected to fall mostly in the south, the north will become wetter later, right

Boardwalk walkers in Bournemouth, Dorset yesterday before the weather turned cold and wet in parts of the south today

Boardwalk walkers in Bournemouth, Dorset yesterday before the weather turned cold and wet in parts of the south today

Boardwalk walkers in Bournemouth, Dorset yesterday before the weather turned cold and wet in parts of the south today

The Met Office weather forecast

Today

Heavy showers for Wales and much of England this morning, then clear spells and later sunny spells from all but the Far East and South East.

Sunny periods for Scotland and Northern Ireland, but also some showers.

This evening

A beautiful end to the day for many, any early evening rain in the southeast clears up quickly. Dry overnight with clear spells for many, but a few showers in the northwest.

Thursday

Most areas are fine and dry with sunny spells, most sun in the southeast. Over Scotland and Northern Ireland more clouds and more wind with an occasional shower.

Friday to Saturday

Friday in the extreme northwest with rain, otherwise mostly nice and dry and it will be warm. A chance of a few thunderstorms in the far south on Sunday.

Source: Met Office

Meanwhile, there will be cooler and breezy conditions on Thursday before warming.

The UK’s hottest day so far this year was on April 15, recorded in London’s St James’s Park, where the temperature reached 23.4C (74.12F).

But on Sunday, we could see temperatures skyrocket to get into the ‘hot’ threshold, possibly reaching over 26C (77F).

The heat wave thresholds for the UK are 25C (77F) in the north and west of Britain. Central London is 28C (82.4F), 27C (80.6F) for the adjacent counties of London and 26C (78.8F) in the surrounding areas.

A spokesperson for the Met Office told the MailOnline: “It is largely unsettled today and tomorrow. There is currently a swath of rain currently moving east across England and Wales, bringing occasional heavy rain to the south of the UK.

“Once that’s over, most new showers will be confined to the north and north-west of the UK. The weekend will be mostly dry with a chance of a thunderstorm in the south.

Temperatures in the south can reach 22-23C on weekends. Next week there is some uncertainty in the forecast about the degree of warm air over the UK so it’s not possible to be precise about temperatures, but it seems likely that temperatures in parts of the south could sometimes reach the mid-20s .’

The weather service also said there will be some “sunny spells for Scotland and Northern Ireland, but also some showers” today.

While Thursday will remain dry with some sunshine in the south east, but ‘overcast and windier’ ​​in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The weekend would be mostly ‘clean and dry’ but with a chance of ‘thunderstorms’

However, the weather service also says high temperatures will return in most of the UK.

This weekend’s predicted temperatures will be hotter than holiday hotspot Turkey, where it will be 23C (73.4F) in Istanbul on Sunday.

Cannes in France won’t reach 22C (71.6F) until Sunday, as will Porto in Portugal and Gibraltar.

Benidorm in Spain will see temperatures of 24C (75.2F) on Saturday and Sunday, with the Greek island of Santorini only just into the 1920s with highs of 21C (69.8F) on both days over the weekend.

1652265298 736 Met Office Weather Forecast Heavy rain will sweep across Britain 5

1652265298 736 Met Office Weather Forecast Heavy rain will sweep across Britain 6

1652265298 602 Met Office Weather Forecast Heavy rain will sweep across Britain 7

1652265298 602 Met Office Weather Forecast Heavy rain will sweep across Britain 8

Crowds flock to the beach at the seaside town of Lyme Regis to soak up the hot sun and clear blue skies on May 7

BBC weather forecaster Stav Danaos said: ‘It will remain windy, rather unsettled, low pressure in the area over the next few days and we will see showers or even longer showers.

“For Wednesday, this feature could bring significant rainfall throughout the day in parts of England and Wales.

“Now some of that rain will be quite heavy in parts of Wales, South West England through Wednesday morning, and then in the afternoon that rain will seep into the Midlands, parts of East England. I think its northern extent will be around the Greater Manchester area, no further north than that.

“But as this rain band begins to move southeast into East Anglia and the southeast, it will begin to fragment. Another windy day coming mainly over South Britain with that rain tire, also quite windy in the north and west of Scotland where we will see sunshine and showers.”

While BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker said: ‘Thursday through Friday high pressures are starting to build up so this is where the sun gets warmer, I’m not necessarily going to say better weather because we need rain, but the warmer, sunnier weather is to the south of us, we have that more unstable weather to the north again with hints of rain through parts of western Scotland.

But however you look at it, it’s really starting to settle down on Friday with widespread sunny skies and temperatures of 20C in London.

“Look at the outlook, so Saturday, Sunday through next week we’re talking 1920s, mid-20s in the south.”

Visitors wearing waterproof jackets enjoy an afternoon stroll around the harbor in light rain in the seaside town of West Bay in Dorset on a wet cloudy afternoon on Bank Holiday Monday 2 May

Visitors wearing waterproof jackets enjoy an afternoon stroll around the harbor in light rain in the seaside town of West Bay in Dorset on a wet cloudy afternoon on Bank Holiday Monday 2 May

Visitors wearing waterproof jackets enjoy an afternoon stroll around the harbor in light rain in the seaside town of West Bay in Dorset on a wet cloudy afternoon on Bank Holiday Monday 2 May

Pictured: Families and visitors enjoy an afternoon at the beach in light rain in the Dorset seaside town of West Bay on a wet cloudy afternoon on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2

Pictured: Families and visitors enjoy an afternoon at the beach in light rain in the Dorset seaside town of West Bay on a wet overcast afternoon on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2

Pictured: Families and visitors enjoy an afternoon at the beach in light rain in the Dorset seaside town of West Bay on a wet overcast afternoon on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2

Pictured: Visitors with waterproof jackets and umbrellas enjoy an afternoon stroll around the harbor in light rain in the Dorset seaside town of West Bay on a wet overcast afternoon on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2.

Pictured: Visitors with waterproof jackets and umbrellas enjoy an afternoon stroll around the harbor in light rain in the Dorset seaside town of West Bay on a wet overcast afternoon on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2.

Pictured: Visitors with waterproof jackets and umbrellas enjoy an afternoon stroll around the harbor in light rain in the Dorset seaside town of West Bay on a wet overcast afternoon on Bank Holiday Monday, May 2.

The news will also be especially welcome for those planning to celebrate the platinum anniversary, when the Bank Holiday is expected to buy 5,000 tons of British strawberries that week.

Rupert Carter, technical director of grower WB Chambers Farms, said: ‘We have enjoyed clear days combined with cool nights this spring, allowing strawberry plants to rest well and use their energy gained during the day to produce high natural sugars at night. to produce.

“This process sweetens the berries and is one of the main reasons for such a great-tasting fruit.”

Nick Marston, Chairman of British Summer Fruits: ‘It looks like it will be another fantastic year for British strawberries. However, rising energy and labor costs pose a real challenge to UK berry growers.

Despite these challenges, British strawberries remain a true success story. The UK is fully self-sufficient in strawberries for the entire summer season, which now runs from May to October, while farms continue to develop cultivation techniques such as large-scale greenhouse production for season extension. This allows us to offer consumers locally grown fresh berries for longer.’

Last year, Britons bought more than 87,000 tons of British strawberries.

According to Kantar figures, the strawberry sector is now worth more than £769 million to the UK economy.

Source: New feed