Temperatures to soar to 25C in South-east by weekend
Wednesday 19 May 2010
Temperatures are likely to reach up to 25C by the weekend, 10C higher than the average for May, according to forecasters.
The whole of the UK and Ireland is expected to experience a steady increase in temperatures this week. Scotland and Ireland are likely to hit up to 19C while the South-east should have the hottest weather. Temperatures are due to return to the May average of 15C next week.
Aisling Creevey, a MeteoGroup forecaster, said: "For the rest of the week it's looking warm with temperatures well into the 20s. At the moment the winds have changed direction, south-westerly, and the origin of the air is warmer. But next week is likely to move back to the average for May, which is about 15C to 16C in southern parts."
There will be a little rainfall, with mist and fog also predicted in western and northern parts. Temperatures have been several degrees below average in recent weeks because of cool north-westerly winds, plunging as low as minus 6C in Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands last week. Skiers and snowboarders are still enjoying snow on Cairngorm Mountain.
Independent forecaster Positive Weather Solutions (PWS), which accurately predicted last year's wet summer, has forecast "warm to very warm" temperatures for June and July, but with rain in mid-June and early July, and with "pleasant" weather continuing into August.
Jonathan Powell, of PWS, said: "The pattern through June is unlikely to be all that stable, so expect some rain as we pass through mid-month, although there will be some pleasant sunshine from time to time."
Red squirrels being killed by form of leprosy in Scotland in latest threat to declining species
Plastic rubbish heaps at sea pose bigger threat to Earth than climate change, claims ocean expert
We must protect our oceans, says seven seas swimmer Lewis Pugh
The top 10 weirdest animal mating rituals
The ugliest animals on earth: Blobfish, axolotl and proboscis monkey battle it out to be named least attractive beast
- 1 Keira Knightley topless: Usually conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
- 2 Oil tanker with $100 million cargo goes missing off Texas coast
- 3 George Galloway left with severe bruising after attack in Notting Hill by man 'shouting about the Holocaust'
- 4 Lady al-Qa’ida: On the trail of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the world’s most wanted prisoner
- 5 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
- < Previous
- Next >
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Senior Data Sc...
Highly Attractive Salary: Austen Lloyd: BRISTOL - This is a very unusual law c...
£28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Junior VB.NET ...
£40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# .NET Web De...