UK weather: 24C heatwave expected this weekend

Britain set for hottest May on record?
Britain is set for the hottest May on record (Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

Forecasters are ‘pretty confident’ we could see the hottest fours days of 2014 as Britain gets set for a sizzling May.

According to a Met Office meteorologist, we could see highs of 24C this weekend – two degrees more than the 22C high measured on April 28 in Aviemore, Scotland.

Some predictions are even suggest it could be the hottest May on record.

‘We are going to see a day-by-day increase in the temperatures,’ said Mark Wilson.

‘Through the course of the today I think we could quite easily see 21C, possibly 22C, in the south east.’

Kym Teasdale, 31, from leads her horse  back to the stable through the oil seed flowers in Washington, Tyne and Wear. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 14, 2014. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys                              /PA Wire
Temperatures could reach as high as 24C, say forecasters (Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)

Mr Wilson said temperatures on Friday could reach 23C in the London area and other parts of the country may have temperatures approaching 25C over the weekend.

The meteorologist added that forecasters were ‘pretty confident we will see the warmest day of the year so far’.

Go easy on the Pimm’s.

15 May 2014 | 11:23 am – Source:

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