London expected to enjoy temperatures similar to Ibiza today
Hottest weather of 2023 so far could arrive within hours! Temperatures may hit 24C this afternoon with ‘almost unbreakable sunshine’ and more joy to come during toasty Bank Holiday weekend, Met Office predicts
- The Met Office said brighter conditions will continue from June 1
The hottest day of 2023 so far could hit in a matter of hours ahead of a glorious Bank Holiday weekend, according to the Met Office.
South east Wales and the West Midlands are set to experience ‘almost unbreakable sunshine’ with the mercury predicted to hit 24C this afternoon – which would be the highest recorded this year so far.
Forecasters say that temperatures could also rise to a balmy 22C in London at around 4pm, allowing people to bask in glorious sunshine until sunset at 9pm, with a comfortable 17C at dusk before dropping to 12C overnight.
Today’s temperatures in the capital are predicted to match those in the popular Balearic island of Ibiza and the Greek island of Mykonos, which are expected to hit 22C and 21C respectively today.
This will be followed by a ‘fine spell of weather’ over the weekend, with highs in the low 20s, the Met Office added. Saturday is expected to be the warmest day over the Bank Holiday.
People in the south east of the country are expected to be enjoying the bulk of the nice weather, however Cardiff is also thought to reach a high of 23C this afternoon
The forecaster said that rural areas would enjoy ‘another fine and dry day’ after a ‘cool start’
Although temperatures in UK are expected to be around the early 20’s, it is not expected to meet the threshold for a heatwave, which is highs of 25C to 28C across a three-day period
A UV warning has also been issued by the UK’s forecaster for Brighton, Inverness, Glasglow, Whitby and Newquay.
Residents of Newquay and Brighton should take extra care with putting on sun cream as the UV hits a high of eight over the next three days.
But weather in the capital will cool slightly tomorrow, reaching a high of 20C, with the Met Office saying that ‘early cloud will soon clear to leave another fine and dry day, with variable cloud and warm sunny spells’ in the south east.
Balmy conditions are expected to persist over the bank holiday weekend, with a spokesperson from the Met saying that ‘high pressure is firmly in charge’ across the UK.
The weather forecaster predicted it would ‘stay fine and settled, with good spells of sunshine,’ as people enjoy the sixth bank holiday so far this year.
It is not expected to meet the threshold for a heatwave, which is highs of 25C to 28C across a three-day period.
In its forecast for the south east on Wednesday, the Met Office said it would be ‘dry with warm sunny spells today. Breezy on coasts’.
Britons were seen hitting the beach earlier this week to enjoy warmer temperatures after a the first signs of spring weather kicked in.
Temperatures climbed to 22C as people flocked to Bournemouth beach, Dorset, on Monday.
Britons were seen hitting the beach earlier this week to enjoy warmer temperatures after a the first signs of spring weather kicked in
The Met Office predicted it would ‘stay fine and settled, with good spells of sunshine,’over the sixth bank holiday of the year
Londoners are expected to enjoy temperatures reaching 22C this afternoon
Saturday is expected to be the warmest day over the Bank Holiday
Hundreds of people headed to Bournemouth beach on Monday to enjoy the sunshine
Temperatures are thought to mimic those in Ibiza (pictured) today
The forecast for the rest of the country is slightly less of a rosy picture, with the Met Office claiming that ‘thicker cloud with outbreaks of light rain or drizzle’ is likely to move south across Scotland and Northern Ireland to the west.
Tonight’s prediction is ‘dry for most with clear spells, a fragmented band of thicker cloud continues to move south’.
Over the weekend, it is expected to remain ‘largely settled’ across the nation with some ‘warm sunny spells’.
A spokesperson for the Met, Grahame Madge, said: ‘There will be little if anything in the way of rainfall apart from the odd very very light shower.
‘For most people it will be fine and bright with some varying amounts of cloud day by day, but nothing that should trouble anybody.
‘It’s probably slightly above average for May but the month has been a different feel with quite a lot of cloud and low temperatures, so it’s great we’re seeing these sorts of temperatures lasting into and over the Bank Holiday weekend and into the early part of next week.
‘There’s some potential for cloud into the early part of next week that will lower temperatures and brightness a little.’
From the start of the meteorological summer, June 1, bright conditions will be expected to dominate more, the spokesman added.
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