London weather: Heatwave hopes back on with forecast of 24C and hopes for hottest day of the year so far

Londoners are in for a warm spell this weekend as the capital can be expected to be bathed in sunshine. If the forecasts over the last week has taught us anything, it’s that British weather is inherently unpredictable.

But whilst hopes of a heatwave were dashed, both the Met Office and BBC Weather have confirmed it’s likely the capital is in for some warm and dry weather this coming week. Although temperatures aren’t set to reach the previously forecasted highs of 27C, we’re still said to be in for a hot-spell given the time of year.

Here is the forecast, as set out by the BBC, for London (City of London) over the next week. Today (May 14), will see dry conditions with light cloud lingering in places but sunshine for most of the day, highs of 22C. However, don’t get the barbeque out too soon as in the evening overcast conditions are expected with showery spells drifting in.

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Saturday could be “16-19C widely – with 24C the possible high in the South East and that would make it the warmest day of the year so far”, according to Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern. The temperatures could beat the current record for hottest day of the year recorded at 23.4C in St James’s Park on Easter Friday.

Tomorrow (May 15), cloud will be lingering in the morning with a chance of showers. But by the early afternoon the day is expected to be largely sunny, with highs of 22C, with the potential for a late shower in the evening. Monday (May 16) will start cloudy with showery rain in places, with the odd rumble of thunder possible. The afternoon will be drier though with warm sunny spells and highs of 22C.

The rest of the week is set to be dry and bright, with Tuesday (May 17), Wednesday (May 18) and Thursday (May 19) set to be warm with sunny spells, with highs of 24C expected on Wednesday. By next weekend the mercury will return to temperatures in the high-teens, with cloud expected over Friday (May 20) and Saturday (May 21).

Met Office chief meteorologist Andy Page said: “The plume of warm air we have been expecting from the south will bring higher temperatures across the whole country over the next week.

“However, it looks like the effects from the Atlantic lows will prevent sustained high pressure building from the east.
“This means that while we might see some warm – and in places very warm – days, overall the next week will feel more like what we would expect of a warm spell in May, with some heavy showers around, rather than hot summery weather.”

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