New maps show exact dates ‘mini-heatwave’ will blast Britain

10 Day trend weather forecast from May 24

New weather maps show a scorching start to June is on the cards, with temperatures poised to reach the mid-to-late 20s. Next week, during half term, people can expect a fine and dry period, before the heat intensifies for a short period early next month. While spring so far has delivered drab and dreary conditions, the short peak in just over a week’s time does not look set to last for long. 

Alex Deakin, a Met Office meteorologist, said in his 10-day trend: “With high pressure controlling our weather for the next week and a half at least, this could be a very short 10-day trend but there’s always something interesting to look at weather-wise.

“Slow moving weather patterns will dominate the weather scene throughout next week and the first week of June. High pressure is going to be nearby, so we’re likely to see a continuation of the dry weather.”

He said the UK is sticking out like a “dry thumb”, looking at European maps, which show rain across the continent, but “very little rainfall” is expected throughout the next seven days.

But, Mr Deakin added: “We could start to see a slight change throughout the back end of next week.” There are signs of rain edging closer to Britain which threaten the country’s 10-day-long dry stint, and could put a dampener on the hot and sunny weather. 

When will it get hotter how long will it last?

Maps show Britain will see hotter conditions starting to take hold on June 1, the official day meteorological summer begins. The southern coast of England will bask in highs of 24C, while western Scotland and the north west will see a slight increase of around one to two degrees at best.

Much of the same is expected on June 2, and June 3. On June 4 temperatures will remain warm but will be on the cusp of a steady decline with thunderstorms to bring it all crashing down. 

Jim Dale, senior meteorologist at British Weather Services, told “I think it’s a 50/50 for 30C in the first 10 days of June, but it is all down to us receiving the necessary sustained airflow from North Africa.

“The high pressure is in the wrong place right now, but it’s a 50/50 in that time slot.”

In terms of how long any warm weather will last, the Met Office’s long-range forecast hints at changes to be expected by the middle of June.

From May 30 to June 8, it says: “High pressure continuing to be the dominant feature at the start of the period. Most areas should remain predominantly dry with a fair amount of sunshine.

“Light winds are likely in most of the UK, but some southern and eastern areas will see breezier conditions. Remaining warm for most of the country, but feeling cooler along coasts, where onshore winds occur.

“A very small chance of showers and possibly thunderstorm development in the south as we move into early June. By the start of the following week mostly dry and settled weather patterns are expected to remain, especially further north.

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“More unsettled conditions are likely to take over southern areas by the end of the period, but with temperatures staying above average for much of the country.”

From June 9 to 23, it continues: “Although dry, settled conditions are likely to persist in central and northern parts of the UK, there is an increasing probability of unsettled weather in the south of the country, which may extend northward as June continues.

“Prolonged spells of rain or thundery showers are possible. Generally, winds are expected to remain fairly light, though sea breezes will develop at times in coastal areas.

“Temperatures are likely to be above average for the time of year for much of Britain, though eastern coastal areas may remain closer to normal, with a greater chance of onshore winds here.”

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