Bank holiday set to roast Brits and bring ’25C scorching heatwave’ next week

Summer will finally arrive in barnstorming fashion over the bank holiday weekend with temperatures set to soar.

The weather in May has been rotten, with downpours, torrential rain, and even thunder and lightning blighting the nation's favourite time of year.

In even better news the warm weather is looking like it will stick around with scorching sun continuing into next week for the perfect heatwave, with the BBC predicting 25C.

Both BBC Weather and the Met Office are forecasting bright sunshine for the bank holiday weekend with Sunday and Monday expected to see the best of the weather.

London and central parts of England could get as high as 23C on Monday with Sunday only just slightly cooler, reports The Sun.

However, Brits across the nation will be reaching for the sun cream and heading to Britain's beaches as most places will have temperatures above 20C.

Oli Claydon, from the Met Office, said: “Showers will start to ease and temperatures will increase over the bank holiday.

“There’ll be highs of up to 23C for central parts of England and possibly into London.

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“There is a slow progression towards warmer and drier conditions.”

The return of normal May conditions will be welcomed in time for the bank holiday weekend when many people will meeting friends and family for barbecues and pints in the nation's beer gardens.

Next week most parts of the UK will continue to see glorious weather with heat rising possibly to 25C on Thursday in the capital, according to the BBC Weather forecast.

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And wherever you are in the UK the atmosphere will be noticeably warmer next week with coats and umbrellas becoming a distant memory.

Today (Thursday) after a chilly start things will heat up rather quickly with strong sunshine putting a spring in your step.

In the south east and the midlands temperatures will be around 20 to 21C and in other parts in the high teens.

The Met Office says: "Thursday morning will start on a sunny Sun with rays note for much of the UK.

"However low cloud will affect some northern and eastern coasts of the UK, giving a rather dull start to the day here.

"Many parts will see some sunshine Sun with rays, but there will also be some showers around, especially in the east.

"Thicker cloud and rain Cloud with rain will also begin to reach the far west later."

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