A warm and settled week of weather to come

A sunny field

21 May 2012 - Forecasters from the Met Office say the weather will be mostly dry and warm with sunny spells this week.

Forecasters from the Met Office say the weather will be mostly dry and warm with sunny spells this week.

Temperatures could reach as high as 26 °C by midweek in places, giving us the warmest day of the year so far.

Met Office Deputy Chief Forecaster Baden Hall said: "There will be variable amounts of cloud around so bright or sunny spells are most likely with any unbroken sunshine reserved for the coming weekend."

Even with variable cloud cover, the sun's UV levels are likely to be quite high and the public are encouraged to stay up-to-date with the Met Office's UV forecasts across the whole of the UK.

Charlotte Fionda, Development Director for Skcin, said: "Everyone enjoys the sun and it is important for our general health and the production of Vitamin D. We know over exposure to UV from sunlight can cause skin damage leading to premature aging and potentially skin cancer, the UK's most common cancer. Skcin are teaming up with the Met office to help ensure UV forecasts are easily accessible for all."

This week's settled weather is good news for the Olympic torch's journey through the south-west of England and into south Wales. If you are planning to head out to follow the Olympic Torch then you can check our local forecasts available for locations along its route. In fact the Met Office provides local forecasts for over 5,000 locations across the UK.

Forecasts for the Olympic Torch Relay are available on our website as well as on mobile phones and on our iPhone and Android Apps meaning you are never far from a local, detailed weather forecast.

Forecasts for sporting venues at the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be available as the Games draw closer.

The Met Office are providing weather forecasts to LOCOG as well as local and national government for the Torch Relay, Olympic and Paralympic Games to support event organisers, competing athletes and visitors and spectators alike.

Warm weather forecast for this week
The UK is set to see some warm weather this week. Deputy Chief Forecaster Baden Hall explains the forecast for the week ahead.

Warm weather forecast for this week Transcript - Warm weather forecast for this week (PDF, 75 kB)

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Last updated: 21 May 2012