UK weather forecast: Exact date when the 20C blast will hit as Met Office predicts Anniversary heatwave

Weather forecasters have predicted a “Spanish sizzling” in warm temperatures blowing in from the continent during the week of the anniversary bank holiday

Britain could be set for a mini centenary heatwave next month
Britain could be set for a mini centenary heatwave next month

The UK is facing an anniversary mini-heatwave, with forecasters predicting temperatures of 20C this week.

Weather experts have predicted a much warmer May, with sunshine continuing into June due to a “Spanish sizzling”.

The ‘Spanish Sizzler’ will pour in in warm temperatures from the continent in the week of the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend when the Queen will celebrate 70 years on the throne.

The Met Office long-term outlook states: “Chances of hot weather and heatwaves are elevated relative to average, particularly later in the period.

“It increases the probability that it will be warmer than average in the three months.”

The weather forecast for Thursday 5th May shows that some warm weather is expected


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Glorious sunshine is expected as early as this Thursday, May 5th, with warm air and sunshine arriving in time for the weekend.

Temperatures could hit 18C on Thursday and 19C are expected over the weekend, with London and parts of the South East set to experience the best of warm weather.

High teens are expected across the country, with parts of the South East experiencing the most warm weather and sunshine with a potential high of 21C.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “This week is a jolly old one.

The anniversary holiday weekend is expected to bring warm sunshine



“There is quite a bit of rain and clouds, as well as sunny spells, and many areas are gradually warming up through Thursday, which should be the warmest day.

“Between Monday and Wednesday, temperatures in Wales and central and southern parts of England are in the high teens and low 20s, while eastern Scotland could hit 19C.

“But there will be clouds and some isolated showers in parts of Northern Ireland, Northern England and Scotland.”

Forecast for the next five days:


Rather cloudy but also some sunny spells and warmer than Sunday away from the NE.

Any rain in the south-west will lift, then scattered showers will develop, particularly across northern England and southern Scotland.

Most showers dried up but some persisted across southern Scotland, northern and eastern England. Mostly cloudy, but some clear periods.

Cool in the north-east and some patches of fog in the south-west.


Mostly cloudy with intermittent rain showers and showers.

Cool in the east but warm in sunny periods in the southwest.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Showers drift east on Wednesday, with possible heavy / thunderstorm showers in the east for some early afternoon time.

After that, however, variable cloud and some occasional rain showers will appear fairly warm/warm for many.

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