UK weather forecast LIVE – Mini-heatwave RETURNING with glorious 20C temperatures to follow Met Office yellow warnings

ANOTHER mini-heatwave is on its way with London set to enjoy temperatures in the low to mid 20Cs.

The warm spell will be perfect for Brits to enjoy pub beer gardens and comes shortly after the current miserable wind and rainy weather subsides.

Wonderfully warm winds from Spain and southern France are set to sweep across south east from Saturday, the Evening Standard reported.

It's a far cry from the current miserable weather which has seen some areas suffer 65mph winds on what was potentially the COLDEST ever Bank Holiday Monday.

And an Arctic freeze is set to hit this week as temperatures drop and conditions feel colder than they usually would for this time of year.

Read all the latest weather news and updates in our live blog below…

  • Imogen Braddick

    SNOW SET TO HIT ENGLAND

    Heavy snow is set to carpet parts of England next week, with an icy blast sweeping across the country.

    Meanwhile, heavy downpours with hail and thunder are expected in the north and east today.

    And the Met Office has warned of more rain across much of the UK next week, with some hill snow in the north.

    A map from website The Weather Outlook also suggests snow may fall across southern England.

    There is also a risk of coastal gales going into the second week of May as heavy winds pummel the country again.

  • Imogen Braddick

    THURSDAY'S FORECAST

    "Rain and hill snow moving south across Scotland," the Met Office said.

    "Rain in the far south of England clearing. Elsewhere, sunny spells with a few showers developing."

  • Imogen Braddick

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST

    The Met Office said: "Showers mostly dying out. Clear spells for many, allowing a sharp frost in places.

    "Rain affecting northern Scotland with snow on hills, whilst rain affects the far south of England."

  • Imogen Braddick

    DAYBREAK

    Here's the glorious sunrise over East Tilbury in Essex this morning.

    The windy weather should start to ease today, the Met Office said, making way for some sunny spells and scattered showers.

    Temperatures will remain chilly and there could even be some snow on hills, forecasters said.

    Credit: Rex
  • Imogen Braddick

    MILKY WAY

    The Milky Way glows brightly in the clear night sky above a waterfall at the beach at Osmington Mills near Weymouth in Dorset.

    Credit: Alamy
  • Imogen Braddick

    SUNNY SPELLS

    It's a mixed picture for much for the UK on Friday and Saturday.

    "Sunny spells and showers, heaviest and most frequent in the north," the Met Office said.

    "Rain, heavy in the west, spreading north over the weekend, followed by blustery showers. Turning a little warmer."

  • Imogen Braddick

    SUNRISE SHOT

    This morning's sunrise over East Tilbury in Essex.

    Brits can expect a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers today, with some heavy with hail and thunder in a few places.

    Credit: Rex
  • Imogen Braddick

    THE MORNING FORECAST

    Here's a quick look at this morning's forecast – it will be a cold and frosty start for many.

  • Abe Hawken

    FROSTY START

    A spokeswoman for the Met Office said last night: "We are likely to see some frosts overnight, quite widespread.

    "So away from towns and cities, even for central and some southern areas, there could be some localised frosts with temperatures dipping below freezing.

    "If you are in London, then you are looking at three, four or five degrees overnight, but if you are out in rural areas, you may well see those temperatures dip, particularly for central and northern areas."

  • Abe Hawken

    SNOW WAY

    Snow fell in parts of the UK as temperatures plummeted to lows of 2C yesterday.

    Areas in northern England including Manchester, Derbyshire and the Pennines, and parts of northern Wales, saw a brief scattering of snow on Tuesday afternoon.

    It came as “unusually” cold air for May moved south across the country, dragging the temperatures down to between 2C and 4C, according to the Met Office.

    The Champions League semi-final clash between Manchester City and PSG at the Etihad Stadium was affected by the conditions, with ground staff working ahead of the game to clear snow and hailstones from the pitch.

  • Abe Hawken

    FRIDAY TO SATURDAY

    The Met Office said: "Sunny spells and showers, heaviest and most frequent in the north.

    "Rain, heavy in the west, spreading north over the weekend, followed by blustery showers.

    "Turning a little warmer."

  • Abe Hawken

    TOMORROW'S FORECAST

    The Met Office added: "Rain and hill snow moving south across Scotland.

    "Rain in the far south of England clearing.

    "Elsewhere, sunny spells with a few showers developing."

  • Abe Hawken

    TONIGHT'S FORECAST

    The Met Office added: "Showers mostly dying out.

    "Clear spells for many, allowing a sharp frost in places.

    "Rain affecting northern Scotland with snow on hills, whilst rain affects the far south of England."

  • Abe Hawken

    TODAY'S FORECAST

    The Met Office said: "A mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, some heavy with hail and thunder in a few places.

    "Some snow likely on hills, perhaps also to low levels across northern Scotland at first.

    "Feeling cold, though winds easing."

  • Joseph Gamp

    MET OFFICE WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY

    Wednesday:

    Sunny spells and showers, some heavy with hail and thunder, especially in the north and east. Snow on hills, also to low levels in the far north at first. Cold.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Sunny spells and showers through Thursday and Friday, overnight frost in places. Rain and strong winds spreading north and east Saturday. Turning less cold for most, warmer in the southeast.

  • Joseph Gamp

    SNOW TO FALL

    Heavy downpours with hail and thunder are expected in the north and east on Wednesday.

    The Met Office has warned of more rain across much of the UK next week, with some hill snow in the north.

    A map from website The Weather Outlook suggests snow may fall across southern England.

    There is also a risk of coastal gales going into the second week of May as heavy winds pummel the country again.

    It comes after howling gales brought travel chaos to large parts of Britain, with roads blocked by falling trees. Thousands of homes were hit by power cuts as heavy winds brought down trees and caused power lines to fall.

  • Joseph Gamp

    COLD SNAP CONTINUES

    The cold snap is set to continue with snow due to fall across northern parts of England tomorrow.

    Heavy downpours with hail and thunder are expected in the north and east on Wednesday.

    The Met Office has warned of more rain across much of the UK next week, with some hill snow in the north.

    A map from website The Weather Outlook suggests snow may also fall across southern England.

    There is also a risk of coastal gales going into the second week of May as heavy winds pummel the country again.

  • Joseph Gamp

    LADBROKES ODDS-ON FOR SNOWFALL IN UK THIS MONTH

    It's now odds-on that snow falls in the UK this month according to Ladbrokes.

    As a cold blast hits UK shores next week, the bookies have dramatically slashed the odds into just 2/1 (from 10/1) that snow is seen falling anywhere in the country.

    Jessica O'Reilly of Ladbrokes said: "May's miserable weather looks set to get worse, and once the rain is finished it will be replaced with snow sprinkling around the nation instead."

  • Joseph Gamp

    ODDS SLASHED FOR WETTEST SPRING EVER

    Bookies have slashed the odds on this spring going down as the wettest EVER.

    With more rain ready to batter Britain in the coming days and weeks, Ladbrokes has cut odds from 8/1 to just 7/2 on this year being a record-breaking wet spring.

    And the odds on May 2021 entering the record books as the wettest May ever stand at 5/2.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “There’s every chances we’re in for a record-breaking few weeks of rainfall if the latest odds are anything to go by.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    IN PICTURES: DRAMATIC RAINSTORM OVER THE CITY OF LONDON

    Dramatic rainstorm sunset over the city on Tuesday eveningCredit: Alamy
  • Joseph Gamp

    FORTUNE TELLER SAYS WE’RE IN FOR A SCORCHING SUMMER

    A fortune teller who gets her tips about the future from asparagus says we are in for a scorching summer.

    Jemima Packington, 64, tosses the vegetable spears into the air and predicts events based on the patterns when they land.

    She was right about the Brexit result, Prince Philip’s death, Theresa May being ousted as PM and England winning the Cricket World Cup.

    Jemima, of Bath — probably the world’s only “asparamancer” — has now said summer will be one of the hottest yet, with hose bans and wildfires.

    The seer, who in­herited her gift from a great-aunt, said: “I’m usually 75-90 per cent accurate. Occasionally I get one slightly off, if I haven’t quite read it correctly, but I’m never far off.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    MAY TEMPERATURES MIGHT NOT REACH ABOVE 16C

    Temperatures for the rest of the month may not make it higher than 16C, forecasters say.

    Predictions from The Weather Outlook show maximum temperatures hovering between 9C and 16C for the whole of May.

    It means hopes of a 30C heatwave are looking unlikely.

    From the long-range forecast, it looks like May 23 and 24 will the warmest days of the month – so getting booking those beer gardens now.

  • Joseph Gamp

    TEMPERATURES ‘WELL BELOW AVERAGE’

    Temperatures today and throughout the week will “stay well below the seasonal average”, according to forecasters.

    The Weather Outlook said: “Much of the UK has showery rain today and temperatures stay well below the seasonal average.

    “The next few days are set to bring more of the same and computer models are increasingly suggesting the chill will continue next week.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    COASTGUARD AND MET OFFICE WARN PUBLIC AGAINST TAKING SELFIES ON SEAFRONTS DUE TO DANGEROUS WEATHER

    Winds of 74mph were recorded at Mumbles Head in Swansea as the country was lashed by heavy winds.

    Coastguards and the Met Office warned people not to take selfies on seafronts and beaches where waves could sweep them to their deaths.

    Yesterday, the mercury tumbled to a bone-chilling -5.9C, the joint coldest on record.

    The record-equalling low was recorded in Kinbrace, Scotland, where where the previous low of -5.9C was recorded in 2012.

    The MetOffice said May it was “provisionally the joint coldest start to the Early Spring Bank Holiday Monday on record”.

  • Joseph Gamp

    WATCH: UK WEATHER FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 5 – MINI-HEATWAVE RETURNING WITH WARM 20C TEMPERATURE EVENINGS

    UK weather forecast for Wednesday May 5 – mini-heatwave RETURNING with warm 20C temperature evenings perfect for pub beer gardens

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