Brits to bask in five-day heatwave with highs of 24C over Bank Holiday week

Brits will roast in 24C weather over the Bank Holiday weekend and even the days that follow after a washout month.

The latest BBC Weather forecast reveals that the five-day heatwave will begin on Sunday and last until Thursday next week.

It comes after May was set t become one of the wettest on record due to the higher than average rainfall pouring onto the UK.

After the washout beginning of the month, the final days are set to go out with a bang with the mercury predicted to range between 22C and 24C.

Sunday (May 30) will see 22C for London, followed by 23C on the Bank Holiday Monday, and will continue to rise by 1C each day, sitting at 24C for Wednesday and Thursday next week.

There is also no threat of strong winds bringing the temperature down, with the general forecast being 'sunny with a gentle breeze' over the five days.

BBC Weather meteorologist Stav Danaos said: "It'll feel like a heatwave compared to the cold and wet weather front so far."

Over the past week, it has gradually become warmer with overcast skies and clouds, with slight outbreaks of rain.

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On Friday, the forecast says: "it will be mostly cloudy with rain across the west of Britain, but turning drier for Northern Ireland. Further east will be drier, with the best of the sunshine developing here. A warm day."

Over the night outbreaks of rain will ease but will be a largely dry night and clear spells will develop for the northern and eastern areas of England.

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Moving onto Saturday, another dry day is expected with sunny spells and cloudy intervals, BBC Weather says.

There may be the occasional shower developing in places but gentle winds.

Even with cloud and the odd shower expected in the north of England between Sunday and Tuesday, the temperature will be "very warm".

A band of high clouds will move across northern and western areas on Monday and Tuesday but won't affect the scorching heatwave.

Areas of Scotland will also see highs of 20C with the midlands 22C.

It's predicted that most areas will see mercury in the low twenties.

The forecast shows the temperatures are higher than the average for May.

The trend will also continue through the first week of June as the summer (meteorologically) begins, meaning brighter days are ahead.

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