Britain could see temperatures soar over the next few weeks as a ‘Spanish plume’ is set to arrive in the UK.
The Met Office’s long-range forecast says higher than average temperatures are more likely all the way to the beginning of July.
It’s been said that highs of 28C could arrive in Britain as early as May, as warm air moves over from Spain.
After a rather cold and windy day yesterday, today will be feeling much warmer, especially in any sunshine, with some places reaching 16 or 17 °C pic.twitter.com/snHKRdVjHM
— Met Office (@metoffice) 28 April 2019
Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze told The Sun: “28C would not be a surprise later in May, with warm air expected to arrive from southern Europe, known as a ‘Spanish plume’.”
Meanwhile, the Met Office’s long-range forecast reads: “For April-June, above-average temperatures are more likely than below-average.
“The probability the UK average temperature falls into the warmest of our five categories is 45%. The coldest category is 5%.”
Met Office forecaster Martin Young added: “From May 11-25, there are indications fine and dry weather will dominate, with temperatures near or perhaps above average.”
According to the Met Office, next week will see mostly dry and sunny spells as Tuesday (April 30) to Thursday (May 2) will be dry and bright in the south, but spells of rain in the north.
The May Bank Holiday weekend will be generally dry, with some sunshine across most parts.
The start of the weekend will be a cold start for many, although it will become warmer by the end of the weekend.
Last week and into this weekend, Storm Hannah has battered Britain with heavy rain and strong winds.
Thousands of houses were left without power and the storm threatened to flood homes and disrupt travel in some areas.
A gust of 78mph winds was recorded at Pembrey Sands in Carmarthenshire and a 64mph gust was recorded at the Needles off the Isle of Wight.
It comes after Britain basked in up to 25C over the Easter weekend.
Saturday (April 20) was named the warmest day of the year so far when the mercury hit 25.5C in Gosport, Hampshire.
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