Early taste of summer

18 May 2010

Fair weather cloudsWeather conditions over the next few days are expected to provide the first real taste of summer for many areas, with the highest temperatures of the year predicted.

Very warm air from the south-west will lift temperatures through the rest of the week, with many parts of the UK seeing temperatures reaching the low-to-mid 20s, despite large amounts of cloud at times. Some parts of central and southern England could see highs reach 26 °C by Friday, the highest temperatures since September last year.

Chief Forecaster, Martin Young, said: "High temperatures coupled with humid conditions could trigger an isolated thunderstorm over one or two inland locations. Sea breezes will keep many coasts cooler but still fine with some sunshine."

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Last updated: 14 July 2011