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A huge heatwave is on its way – just in time for the coronation weekend

Temperatures could hit a balmy 26C

Written by
Megan Geall

If the Corrie Naish wasn’t enough to get you excited about the coming weeks, then the weather certainly will. A heatwave is set to arrive in the UK just in time for the royal celebrations to kick off, with hot temperatures drifting over from Spain and the Canary Islands.

The Met Office says to expect temperatures that are ‘much warmer than average’ as we approach summer with highs of 26 degrees and up to four heatwaves in May. 

Kicking off the heatwave schedule is the May Day bank holiday weekend, where temperatures are set to reach 22C in parts of the country. Spain will be sending more hot weather over for the coronation weekend, where we will likely see clear skies and 20C temperatures, so you won’t be needing brollies for all those street parties.

Forecasters are, however, predicting a little dip mid-month with some rainy weather creeping in. After all, it would be too good to be true for Britain to have a whole month without some showers.

Things will start to look up again by the end of the month with two further heatwaves in store, with temperatures as high as 26C.

A Met Office spokesperson said: ‘May has an increased likelihood of high pressure having a greater influence than normal. This favours drier and warmer than average conditions.’

Yep, it’s officially time to stock up on ice lollies, sun cream and BBQ food: summer is just around the corner.  

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