London weather: How hot will it get this bank holiday weekend?

London weather forecasters have revealed both of the hottest days of 2020 emerged in May this year, with two heatwaves during both bank holiday weekends. The city saw temperature highs of 26C this week, and a marked dip today, and meteorologists believe the weather will pick up once more for the weekend.

How hot will it get on the bank holiday weekend?

People who have spent the last few days enjoying the Government’s new “unlimited” exercise rule in the sun may be slightly disappointed this weekend.

Current forecasts from the Met Office state Saturday and Sunday will feel “fresh” with temperatures in the high 10s to low 20s.

On Saturday, London highs will reach 18C maximum, with sunlight interspersed by rain.


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The forecast states “occasional blustery showers” will pursue from the west, with a “chance of thunder”.

By the afternoon, showers will become more isolated, but brisk winds will persist, with maximum temperatures of 20C.

The bluster will continue into Sunday before calming slightly into Monday.

On the bank holiday, people will have the chance to enjoy slightly higher temperatures, as a third heatwave approaches.

On Monday, May 25, temperatures will rise slightly to highs of 23C from 15C, with uninterrupted sunshine.

By Tuesday, temperatures will hit 25C, back towards the record 26C people have enjoyed this week.

Future forecasts from the Met Office state “fine and dry” conditions will continue for the rest of the month.

The long-range forecast, which covers May 26 to June 4, also states temperatures will remain above normal.

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The forecast states: “The beginning of this period should remain fairly settled with some cloud and outbreaks of rain across Scotland.

“It is likely these outbreaks of rain will ease and move southwards into England along with a fair amount of sunshine and light winds.

“Towards the end of the period, more settled conditions are likely to build across the UK, bringing plenty of fine and dry weather, with calm conditions.

“However, further cloud and rain may affect parts of the north and west at times, particularly the northwest of Scotland.”

“There is also the possibility of the occasional unsettled spell across the country.

“Temperatures are expected to be above average across much of the country, particularly across more southern and eastern areas.”

While more sunny weather is on the cards, the Met Office has released two yellow warnings for wind today.

In Scotland, parts of the west coast will have to brave max wind speeds of 75mph today, while 60mph winds whip Northern Ireland.

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