Weather forecast UK – Get ready for a 22C ROASTER next week as temperatures finally rise after a cold and stormy spring

BRITAIN will bask in 22C temperatures next week after a miserable spring so far.

Forecasters are backing the weather will reach into the low twenties as an Atlantic plume hits England.

London will see highs in the low twenties while the rest of the country sees temperatures hit the late teens.

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.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates…

 

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    UNSETTLED AFTERNOON

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    SUNNY SPELLS AND SHOWERS

    The rest of the day there will be a mix of sunny spells and showers, except for Scotland where rain is clearing.

    It remains persisting in the far north and northeast with low cloud

    More persistent rain will be reaching southern England later.

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    CYCLISTS IN RICHMOND PARK DURING SUNRISE

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    SUNNY START OF THE DAY FOR SOME, CLOUDY FOR OTHERS

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    RAINY THURSDAY

    Rain is expected across southern England and Wales turning more showery. tomorrow.

    The majority of the country will have a mix of sunny spells and showers, some heavy.

    It will be cool and cloudy in the northeast.

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    RAINY WEEKEND

    The weather is going to remain unsettled in the next few days.

    The weekend is expected to be rainy with often heavy and thundery showers.

    The Met Office said fewer showers are expected across Scotland where cloudier with some light rain.

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    UK'S HOTTEST SUMMER

    Leading bookmaker Coral makes this summer odds-on at 1-2 to be the hottest on record in the UK as the early forecasts point to sizzling temperatures.

    The firm makes it evens for the UK to have its hottest ever temperature this year, while it is 2-5 that there is a hosepipe ban.

    “It looks as though we have some scorching weather to look forward to this summer. Our betting suggests we may be set for the hottest summer ever in the UK,” said Coral’s John Hill.

    “We are not ruling out the UK having its highest ever temperatures this year, while a hosepipe could be on the cards,” added Hill.

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    SUNNY MORNING IN GARFORTH, LEEDS

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    HOT AIR IS COMING FROM THE ATLANTIC

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    SUNNY NEXT WEEK

    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.

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    CONTINUED

    "Remaining showery for the rest of the week with the chance of a brief settled spell from the west into Friday.

    "The unsettled theme then continues through the remainder of this period, with longer spells of rain and showers in between, the clearest conditions are most likely in the north.

    "It's likely to be breezy at times; especially around coastal areas, where gales may occur. Temperatures will be near to or slightly below average, though with the formation of overnight frosts becoming unlikely."

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    RAINY WEEK

    Weather charts show up to 57mm of rain will fall between Monday and Sunday this week.

    The Met Office's long range forecast from May 13 to May 22 says: "Cloudy on Thursday starting with outbreaks of rain and showers, especially in the southwest of the UK.

    "Showers are expected to become more widespread during the day, with these heavy and potentially thundery for the south. The breeziest conditions expected in the far northwest."

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    DRY EVENING

    It is expected to be a mostly dry evening.

    According to the Met Office it will rain across parts of southern England, heavy in places, moving north into east Wales.

    Patchy light rain and drizzle affecting northern Scotland.

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    SUNNY START OF THE DAY

    Rail is clearing across Scotland although persisting in the far north and northeast with low cloud.

    Sunny spells and showers are expected elsewhere, with some heavy and slow-moving.

    More persistent rain will be reaching southern England later.

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    WET WEATHER IMPACTS UK RETAIL FOOTFALL

    Footfall across UK retail destinations declined by 4.1% last week from the week prior, according to reports from Retail Sector.

    Activity in high streets dropped to 6.6%, whilst in retail parks and shopping centres footfall declined by just 1.3% and 1.5% amid the rainy conditions.

    The reduction in activity was widespread across the UK, spanning across all areas apart from Northern Ireland, where there was a rise in footfall of 21.1% reflecting the impact of the reopening of non-essential retail on Friday 30 April.

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    WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S FORECAST

    Daytime showers will largely ease and clear during the evening to reveal some late sunny spells.

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

    Cloud cover will build and there will be outbreaks of rain across the southwest and central England and Wales.

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    TUESDAYS HIGHS AND LOWS

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    WATCH – FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD

    UK Weather – Average temperatures and spots of rain for the week ahead

     

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    PICTURED – HOT AIR WILL TRAVEL IN FROM THE ATLANTIC

     

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    HERE COMES THE SUN

    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.

    But by Monday May 24 the mercury will fall to 14C.

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    WEDNESDAY'S FORECAST

    Another day of sunshine and showers for many, these slow moving with hail and thunder possible in the north.

    Some more persistent rain possible in the south later.

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    FORECAST FOR TONIGHT

    Rain and showers continuing for northern parts as well as some patchy rain in the far southwest and Wales.

    Much of central and southeast England dry with clear spells.

    Still chilly in parts of the southwest.

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    TOP TIPS FOR QUELLING HAY FEVER SYMPTOMS

    As a pollen bomb is set to hit this week it's important to be prepared.

    Specsavers clinical services director, Giles Edmonds reveals his top tips for keeping on top of your symptoms.

    • Put Vaseline around your nose to trap pollen.
    • Shower and change your clothes after being outside.
    • Stay inside and close windows when pollen counts are high.
    • Don’t rub your eyes or touch your face and make sure hands are kept clean.
    • Try eye drops to help ease itching.
    • Wear a face mask when outside to lower the rate of inhalation of pollen, spores and dust.

    MISERY FOR MILLIONS WITH HAY FEVER AS STORMS AND DOWNPOURS SPARK POLLEN BOMB

    Millions of hay fever suffering Brits are set for misery this week as storms and downpours spark a pollen bomb.

    Across the country, there will be high levels of tree pollen circulating – especially in the South. Around one in four Brits suffer from hay fever – about 16 million people.

    Over the next few days the UK is set to be hit by rain, with the Met Office reminding people today it's not just warm temperatures that can cause pollen levels to soar.

    The experts said pollen levels can be high even after rain, explaining: "During a thunderstorm¸ high humidity can split pollen grains, releasing a higher density of pollen into the surrounding air.

    "Any rainfall causes a marked decrease in pollen concentration in the air, but the time and amount that it rains during the day is very important.

    "Early, heavy and prolonged rain is likely to keep counts low all day whereas rain in the afternoon will have less of an impact."

    WEDNESDAY STARTS OFF WITH OUTBREAKS OF RAIN

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