UK weather forecast live – Get ready to ROAST in 24C temperatures within weeks but Met Office wind warning comes first

BRITS are set to bask in 24C sunshine in the first few days of June but they'll have endure high winds today.

June 1 could see temperatures hit 21C in Kent and the mercury is set to go even higher.

The following day could be even hotter in southern parts, as London is shown to be hit with 22C and Kent 23C, according to charts from Netweather.

London and Kent could then see highs 24C on June 3, while other southern regions including Essex and Cornwall enjoy 21C.

But before that the Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place for windy conditions from 6pm today.

The Met Office said: “The windiest conditions will start to affect south Wales and southwest England Thursday late afternoon and evening before spreading across southern England Thursday night and early Friday.”

Read our weather live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Caroline Mortimer

    MAY LAST YEAR WAS THE SUNNIEST MONTH EVER

    As this month could beat the wettest May on record, its a stark contrast to this time last year.

    During lockdown last year, May was the UK’s sunniest month EVER – boasting 266 hours of sun and half of the average rainfall expected.

    The wet weather has been relentless this month, and despite only being halfway through May, 2.8 inches of rain has fallen across the UK on average.

    The wettest May on record was in 1967, when 5.2 inches of rain fell in total.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    LONDON BRACING FOR 15 HOUR DOWNPOURS

    London is set for a washout weekend as the Met Office forecast 15 hours of downpours.

    “Wet and windy on Friday, with coastal gales, showers or longer spells of rain,” the Met said.

    “Lighter winds on Saturday, with sunny spells and showers. A chilly start on Sunday, then further showers.”

    But between the showers, sunshine should peek through the clouds at around 4pm on Saturday.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    CORRIE TEMPORARILY HALTS FILMING DURING DOWNPOUR

    Coronation Street's filming was halted after torrential downpour hit the set and Jack P Shepherd and stars were forced to take cover.

    The David Platt actor can be heard saying "f***ing hell" as the cobbles are drenched in rain.

    During the video filmed by Jack, fans can see Dev's shop, as well as Webster's garage and The Kabin newsagents.

    Jack says: "That's perfect, that's perfect, f***ing hell," while Ben Price – who plays Nick Tilsley – laughs in the background.

    Meanwhile, Tina O'Brien, who plays both their characters' sister Sarah, also filmed the downpour from another angle.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    RETURN OF INDOOR BOOZING COMES AT RIGHT TIME

    The return of indoor boozing has come at the perfect time as May continues to be wet and windy.

    Brits hit the town with the protection of a roof and walls which prompted boozers to spend £2.8 million a minute enjoying The Great Indoors in fully open pubs and restaurants.

    On Monday 2.5million pub drinkers knock back nine million pints, as 11.5million ate at restaurants and cafes, munching six million sandwiches and enjoying five million coffees.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    MET ISSUE YELLOW WEATHER WARNING FOR WIND FROM THURSDAY

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind from 6pm on Thursday which is in force from 9pm on Friday.

    They warned “windy weather may lead to some travel disruption and, perhaps, damage to temporary outdoor structures.

    “An unusually deep area of low pressure for the time of year will move slowly eastwards across a central swathe of the UK during Thursday night and Friday.

    “In addition to some heavy rain, this low will bring with it a spell of relatively high winds,” the warning read.

    “The windiest conditions will start to affect south Wales and southwest England Thursday late afternoon and evening before spreading across southern England Thursday night and early Friday.”

  • Caroline Mortimer

    UNSETTLED OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

    Unsettled and overcast tomorrow with rain spreading eastwards throughout the day, and it will be heavy and persistent across western and northern areas during the day.

    Friday will be another cloudy and unsettled day with outbreaks of rain sinking southwards, these heavy and persistent at times, according to the Meteogroup.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    BRITAIN TO BE COLDER THAN FINLAND THIS WEEKEND

    Britain will be colder than FINLAND this weekend while a week of rain will fall in a day as a thunderstorms lash the country

    Below-average temperatures and torrential thunderstorms battered the majority of the UK this weekend before pubs finally reopen indoors on Monday.

    Forecaster Matt Taylor from the BBC said: “It’s even warmer in Finland than it is here in the UK where temperatures are well down on where they should be for this stage in the month.

    “And to go with that cool feel there’s more rain in the forecast this afternoon and particularly tomorrow with some nasty thundery downpour expected.”

  • Caroline Mortimer

    WHY HAS MAY BEEN SUCH A WET MONTH?

    This month could be one of the wettest Mays on record, surpassing 1967, when 131.7mm of rain fell across the UK.

    But why has the start of summer got off to such a damp start?

    The positioning of the jet stream to the south of the UK is to blame, as it has normally moved to the north of the country at this time of year to bring calmer conditions, according to meteorologists.

    However, all is not lost – as the Met Office said: “Things should actually be a bit warmer in some places over the next couple of days, with temperatures of up to 17C in the southeast of England.”

  • Caroline Mortimer

    HIGH PRESSURE COULD DRY THINGS UP

    After a wet and windy month of May, high pressure from the west could dry things up and make the UK “significantly warmer”.

    It is edging closer “sooner than expected” which could bring much more settled weather next week.

    It will hopefully bring sun, lighter winds and warmer conditions.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    EARLY JUNE COULD SEE BRITS BASK IN 24C TEMPERATURES

    The early days of June could see Brits sweltering in 24C heat as hot air from Europe is set to hit.

    June 1 could see temperatures hit 21C in Kent and the mercury set to go even higher.

    The following day could be even hotter in southern parts, as London is shown to be hit with 22C and Kent 23C, according to charts from Netweather.

    London and Kent could then see highs 24C on Thursday, June 3, while other southern regions including Essex and Cornwall enjoy 21C.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    “UNSEASONABLE” LATE SPRING STORM

    An “unseasonable” late spring storm is heading to batter Britain from the Atlantic Ocean in the next 24 hours – and could bring three inches of rain and 60mph winds.

    Concerns have been raised for temporary structures that are erected at the moment, including vaccination marquees and outdoor seating at bars and restaurants.

    Met Office meteorologist Nicky Maxey said: ‘These structures will be vulnerable to the high winds we are expecting, anything between 40 and 50mph. 

    “This kind of weather event is fairly unseasonable. The only glimmer of hope is that it does look as if high pressure is beginning to build towards the second half of next week. This could bring drier and more settled conditions.”

  • Caroline Mortimer

    RETURN OF INDOOR BOOZING COMES AT RIGHT TIME

    The return of indoor boozing has come at the perfect time as May continues to be wet and windy.

    Brits hit the town with the protection of a roof and walls which prompted boozers to spend £2.8 million a minute enjoying The Great Indoors in fully open pubs and restaurants.

    On Monday 2.5million pub drinkers knock back nine million pints, as 11.5million ate at restaurants and cafes, munching six million sandwiches and enjoying five million coffees.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    MET ISSUE YELLOW WEATHER WARNING FOR WIND FROM THURSDAY

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind from 6pm on Thursday which is in force till 9pm on Friday.

    They warned “windy weather may lead to some travel disruption and, perhaps, damage to temporary outdoor structures.

    “An unusually deep area of low pressure for the time of year will move slowly eastwards across a central swathe of the UK during Thursday night and Friday.

    “In addition to some heavy rain, this low will bring with it a spell of relatively high winds,” the warning read.

    “The windiest conditions will start to affect south Wales and southwest England Thursday late afternoon and evening before spreading across southern England Thursday night and early Friday.”

  • Caroline Mortimer

    WILL THIS MONTH BEAT THE WETTEST MAY ON RECORD?

    The wettest May on record was in 1967, when 5.2 inches of rain fell in total.

    But after a seriously sodden month, could this year beat that?

    The wet weather has been relentless this month, and despite only being halfway through May, 2.8 inches of rain has fallen across the UK on average.

    More than a month’s worth of the wet stuff has already fallen across the country as the lockdown rules have started to lift, but it remains to be seen if it will be a record breaking May.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

    Friday will be unsettled with thick cloud cover and rain across northern and western Britain will spread southwards and turn increasingly showery.

    Sunny spells on Saturday but areas of thick cloud cover will build during the day and there is a threat of a few showers developing, mostly light, the Meteogroup has said.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    RAIN WREAKS HAVOC ON HAYFEVER SUFFERERS

    Are you experiencing a runny nose or itchy eyes?

    It may be due to the pollen spores wreaking havoc due to the rain.

    Small amounts of grass pollen are now airborne in the summer months, and the rain exacerbates it – which in turn aggravates hayfever symptoms.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    MET OUTLOOK FOR THE END OF THE WEEK

    Thursday:

    Rain moves northeast across most parts, heavy in some western areas, patchy in the far south and far north. Turning windy, gales in some western and southwestern coastal areas. Cool.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Very unsettled on Friday with wet and windy weather for most, gales in the south. Drier and less windy over the weekend, but still with showers or rain. Staying cool.

  • Caroline Mortimer

    ODDS SLASHED ON WARMEST JUNE EVER

    The forecast for June finally seems to suggest the UK will see the back of near constant rain through May and leading bookmaker Coral has cut the odds on next month being the warmest June on record to 3-1 (from 5-1).

    Coral already make this May firmly odds on to be the wettest the UK has ever had, at 1-4.

    “It has been a soaking wet May but the weather looks set to turn a corner into June and we have now cut the odds on June this year being our warmest ever,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

    “This month is firmly odds on to end up in the record books as the wettest the UK has ever had, and probably by some margin too,” added Aitkenhead.

  • Jon Rogers

    MISERABLE MAY

    The miserable weather will continue in force tomorrow with ‘nasty’ thunderstorms and hail expected – and this May is set to be the wettest ever.

    The month looks set to be a complete wash-out, with plenty more rain forecast before gales from the Atlantic blast in ahead of the end of the week.

    And bookies are already taking bets that it’ll be the bleakest May on record – with poor weather expected again in June.

    Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent warned Brits not to put their raincoats away yet – and said the month has been a “shock to the system” after an unusually dry April.

    “It has really been very wet – nearly all of April’s showers have turned up in May,” she said.

  • Jon Rogers

    MAY LAST YEAR WAS THE SUNNIEST MONTH EVER

    As this month could beat the wettest May on record, its a stark contrast to this time last year.

    During lockdown last year, May was the UK's sunniest month EVER – boasting 266 hours of sun and half of the average rainfall expected.

    The wet weather has been relentless this month, and despite only being halfway through May, 2.8 inches of rain has fallen across the UK on average.

    The wettest May on record was in 1967, when 5.2 inches of rain fell in total.

  • Jon Rogers

    LONDON BRACING FOR 15 HOUR DOWNPOURS

    London is set for a washout weekend as the Met Office forecast 15 hours of downpours.

    "Wet and windy on Friday, with coastal gales, showers or longer spells of rain," the Met said.

    "Lighter winds on Saturday, with sunny spells and showers. A chilly start on Sunday, then further showers."

    But between the showers, sunshine should peek through the clouds at around 4pm on Saturday.

  • Jon Rogers

    RETURN OF INDOOR BOOZING COMES AT RIGHT TIME

    The return of indoor boozing has come at the perfect time as May continues to be wet and windy.

    Brits hit the town with the protection of a roof and walls which prompted boozers to spend £2.8 million a minute enjoying The Great Indoors in fully open pubs and restaurants.

    On Monday 2.5million pub drinkers knock back nine million pints, as 11.5million ate at restaurants and cafes, munching six million sandwiches and enjoying five million coffees.

  • Jon Rogers

    NEXT WEEK FORECAST

    The Met Office  long-range forecast  for Saturday, May 22 to Monday May 31 says: “Unsettled conditions continuing, with scattered showers again developing across most areas.

    “These showers are likely to be heavy at times, with thunderstorms possible in places.

    “On Friday and possibly into the weekend, more prolonged spells of rain are likely at times, especially in the west. Into next week, there is a chance of more settled conditions to gradually become established.

    “Whilst further rain and showers are possible, overall drier and brighter conditions should become more dominant.

    “Staying rather cool for the time of year, although night time frost will be limited, mainly across rural, northern areas. During next week, there are some indications that conditions may start to turn warmer, with temperatures closer to normal for the time of year.”

  • Jon Rogers

    WILL THIS MONTH BEAT THE WETTEST MAY ON RECORD?

    The wettest May on record was in 1967, when 5.2 inches of rain fell in total.

    But after a seriously sodden month, could this year beat that?

    The wet weather has been relentless this month, and despite only being halfway through May, 2.8 inches of rain has fallen across the UK on average.

    More than a month’s worth of the wet stuff has already fallen across the country as the lockdown rules have started to lift, but it remains to be seen if it will be a record breaking May.

  • Jon Rogers

    MET ISSUE YELLOW WEATHER WARNING FOR WIND FROM THURSDAY

    The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind from 6pm on Thursday which is in force from 9pm on Friday.

    They warned "windy weather may lead to some travel disruption and, perhaps, damage to temporary outdoor structures.

    "An unusually deep area of low pressure for the time of year will move slowly eastwards across a central swathe of the UK during Thursday night and Friday.

    "In addition to some heavy rain, this low will bring with it a spell of relatively high winds," the warning read.

    "The windiest conditions will start to affect south Wales and southwest England Thursday late afternoon and evening before spreading across southern England Thursday night and early Friday."

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