When ‘African plume’ heatwave is set for UK with Met Office predicting ‘fine and dry weather’

For those who are desperately waiting for the hot summer weather to arrive, you could be in luck.

While the last few weeks have brought unsettled conditions from flash floods to blazing sunshine, a band of high pressure is set to sweep across the country this weekend, bringing with it much warmer weather, The Mirror reports.

The sun will shine across Teesside for much of the next week, with temperatures set to reach highs of 18C in Middlesbrough and Stockton on Saturday. If you’re planning on a picnic, it is expected to remain bright and sunny throughout the weekend, with temperatures remaining in the high teens on Sunday.

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Saturday and Sunday are predicted to be dry and sunny across the country, with temperatures reaching highs of 19C in southeast and northwest England. BBC meteorologist Darren Bett said England and Wales will see the “lion’s share of the sunshine” over the weekend. He added that there will be “little or no rain” on Sunday and that Brits can expect “decent weather this weekend”.

Forecasters are predicting that the UK could be basking in blistering sunshine by the end of May, as an extreme weather front dubbed the ‘Africa plume’ is likely to sweep across the country.

Weather maps show that high pressure will soon replace the wet and windy conditions most of the country has endured so far this spring, with temperatures predicted to rocket up to highs of 35C.

The Met Office’s long-range forecast, which covers the period from Tuesday May 23 – Thursday Jun 1, states that high pressure “will dominate over most of the UK through the first half of this period, with settled conditions for most of the country” and that the predicted warm weather fronts will “bring a good deal of fine and dry weather for the majority of areas”.

Met Office Forecast

Saturday to Monday:

Dry for much of England and Wales through this period, with sunny spells. Generally cloudier for Scotland and Northern Ireland, with the risk of some patchy rain here at times.


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