UK weather forecast news LIVE – HEATWAVE in June says Met Office but Britain to endure 'coldest May in 25 years' first

THIS month is on track to be the coldest May in 25 years, the Met Office has said – but a 16-day HEATWAVE will bake Britain in early June.

May 2021 has reportedly been 2.1C colder than the average of 8.3C at this time of the year.

A Met Office meteorologist told the i that it could be the coldest May since 1996.

“It’s been a disappointing May and at the moment there are no particularly strong signs that trend will change in the next week," Simon Patridge told the i.

However, in good news, warmer days are on the horizon with a long-range forecast from Accuweather predicting a 20C heatwave in June.

Sunnier conditions will make its first appearance on Bank Holiday Monday where temperatures are likely to hit 20C.

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    MAN DIES IN SWOLLEN RIVER AFTER KILLER STORM HIT NORTH YORKSHIRE

    A man died in a swollen river as violent gales of 85mph and four inches of heavy rain battered Britain this week.

    The canoeist got into difficulties in the River Ure, north of Ripon, and tragically died.

    A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said one of the two men in the river managed the get out the water and a full search, which included a police helicopter, was mounted for the second.

    The spokesman said: “Officers immediately attended the location with colleagues from the fire, ambulance and rescue services. One man had got out of the water and was taken to hospital for treatment.

    “Sadly, the body of another man was located by an NPAS police aircraft, in the river north-west of Nunwick. His family have been informed.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    POLLEN FORECAST – NEXT 5 DAYS

    The pollen forecast from the Met Office is low for the next five days.

    Small amounts of grass pollen are now airborne.

    Oak tree pollen poses a risk during spells of sunny, dry weather.

    Spores will increase temporarily after rain.

    Credit: Met Office/ OpenMapTiles
  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD, MONDAY -THURSDAY

    Monday:

    Persistent rain for northern Scotland and feeling cold here. Heavy and perhaps thundery showers for Wales and England. A little warmer for Northern Ireland and southern Scotland where mostly dry.

    Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

    Further showers or longer spells of rain in the east. Mostly dry in the west with sunny spells, these conditions becoming more widespread on Thursday and turning a little warmer.

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: 70MPH WINDS AND WAVES CRASH INTO WALLS OF BRIGHTON MARINA, SUSSEX

    Big waves crashing against Brighton Marina's walls during rain and storm force winds gusting 70mphCredit: Alamy

     

  • Joseph Gamp

    WATCH: WILD WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE TRAVEL CHAOS WITH DELAYS TO ROAD, RAIL, AIR ACROSS THE UK

    Wild weather is expected to cause travel chaos with delays to road, rail, air across the UK

  • Katie Davis

    GUST OF WIND OF 50MPH

    It's been another wet and windy weekend in the UK.

    But some coastal areas have been particularly windy today, with gusts of up to 50mph.

     

  • Katie Davis

    MAY BANK HOLIDAY SCORCHER ON THE WAY

    It may be another rainy day in the UK but by next weekend, things will change for the better.

    Temperatures are expected to soar above 20C this weekend.

    And highs of could hit 21C in Kent and the south by June 1.

    London is set to be hit with 22C and 23C temperatures, according to charts from Netweather.

  • Katie Davis

    WET & WINDY EVENING AHEAD

  • Katie Davis

    THIS EVENING'S WEATHER – MET OFFICE

    Rain, some heavy, clearing east across England.

    But it’ll become slow moving across central and then northern Scotland.

    Clear spells developing, but heavy showers following across Wales and southwest England.

  • Katie Davis

    HEAVY DOWNPOURS IN PLACES

    Heavy downpours have hit parts of the country this afternoon.

    Showers are due throughout the country this evening.

  • Katie Davis

    SPRINGTIME WEATHER FORECAST FOR JUNE SAYS MET OFFICE

    Met Office meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth said more settled springtime weather is predicted for the following week.

    She said the long-term forecast suggests June will be much drier than May.

    “The most likely scenario at the moment is looking like predominantly dry weather, at quite a contrast to what we’ve seen with the wet weather in May, so that would be an improvement,” she added.

  • Katie Davis

    MONDAY'S FORECAST – MET OFFICE

    Cold, wet and windy across northern Scotland.

    Sunny spells and heavy showers elsewhere, frequent England and Wales with risk of hail and thunder.

    Driest for Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

  • Katie Davis

    POLLEN FORECAST – NEXT 5 DAYS

    The pollen forecast from the Met Office is low for the next five days.

    Small amounts of grass pollen are now airborne.

    Oak tree pollen poses a risk during spells of sunny, dry weather.

    Spores will increase temporarily after rain.

    Credit: Met Office/ OpenMapTiles
  • Katie Davis

    IN PICS: RAINY DAY IN CAMBRIDGE

    Pals huddled huddled under umbrellas and wrapped up in coats to enjoy boat trips along the River Cam in Cambridge.

    It's another rainy day in the city, as well as across the country.

    Friends sharing umbrellas on boat rides along the River CamCredit: Geoff Robinson
    It's another rainy day in CambridgeCredit: Geoff Robinson

     

  • Katie Davis

    HEAVY RAIN ON THE WAY

    A band of cloud will bring heavy rain to parts of the country this afternoon.

    Northern Ireland will be treated to some sunny spells, however.

    Some blue skies in the east ahead of a chilly evening.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    AFTERNOON OUTLOOK

    Heavy rain will hit western parts of England this afternoon, the Met Office said.

    Strong winds are also expected, particularly along the coast.

    Gusts of 50-60mph are possible in the southwest, forecasters added.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    MAY SNOW

    Heavy snow blanketed parts of the UK yesterday.

    People living in the Cairngorms, Scotland, yesterday morning woke up in a winter wonderland after heavy snow fell overnight.

    Residents and visitors dug out their skiing gear to make the most of the unexpected blizzard.

    A man clears snow from a car windscreen in the Cairngorm National ParkCredit: Northpix
  • Chiara Fiorillo

    KILLER STORM

    A man died in a swollen river as violent gales of 85mph and four inches of heavy rain battered Britain this week.

    The canoeist got into difficulties in the River Ure, north of Ripon, and tragically died.

    A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said one of the two men in the river managed the get out the water and a full search, which included a police helicopter, was mounted for the second.

    The spokesman said: "Officers immediately attended the location with colleagues from the fire, ambulance and rescue services. One man had got out of the water and was taken to hospital for treatment.

    "Sadly, the body of another man was located by an NPAS police aircraft, in the river north-west of Nunwick. His family have been informed."

  • Katie Davis

    FORECAST FOR TONIGHT – MET OFFICE

    Rain, some heavy, clearing east across England.

    But it'll become slow moving across central and then northern Scotland.

    Clear spells developing, but heavy showers following across Wales and southwest England.

  • Katie Davis

    HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN…

  • Katie Davis

    SPRINGTIME WEATHER FORECAST FOR JUNE SAYS MET OFFICE

    Met Office meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth said more settled springtime weather is predicted for the following week.

    She said the long-term forecast suggests June will be much drier than May.

    “The most likely scenario at the moment is looking like predominantly dry weather, at quite a contrast to what we’ve seen with the wet weather in May, so that would be an improvement,” she added.

  • Katie Davis

    MAY BANK HOLIDAY SCORCHER ON THE WAY

    It may be another rainy day in the UK but by next weekend, things will change for the better.

    Temperatures are expected to soar above 20C this weekend.

    And highs of could hit 21C in Kent and the south by June 1.

    London is set to be hit with 22C and 23C temperatures, according to charts from Netweather.

  • Katie Davis

    ODDS CUT ON NEXT MONTH BEING A RECORD HOT JUNE

    Leading bookmaker Coral has cut the odds to 2-1 (from 4-1) on the next month being the hottest June on record in the UK as early forecasts point to brighter weather.

    Coral is offering 5-4 for this summer to be the hottest ever in the UK.

    “We are set for a miserable end to May but once we get into June, it could be the start of a heatwave. We have slashed the odds on next month being a record hot June, while the betting also suggests we are in for a sizzling summer this year,” said Coral’s John Hill.

  • Katie Davis

    LONDON FORECAST – MET OFFICE

    It will be another day of sunny spells and showers, possibly heavy at times.

    However, cloud and rain, again heavy at times, will arrive from the west during the evening, accompanied by strengthening winds.

    Staying on the cool side. Maximum temperature 14C.

  • Katie Davis

    LOOKING AHEAD – FORECAST FROM MAY 25 TO JUNE 3

    Unsettled weather will continue through the start of next week, with widespread showers mainly across central and eastern England, the Met Office says.

    As next week progresses there is a chance of more settled conditions gradually becoming established from the west.

    Rain and showers likely becoming confined to the east, leaving drier and less windy conditions elsewhere.

    Temperatures look likely to remain slightly below average, though feeling pleasant in any sunshine.

    Some notably chilly nights are still possible, with some late season frost possible in prone spots.

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