Warmer with sunshine for May Bank Holiday weekend

UK weather forecast heatwave May 2018

NetweatherUK forecast Hot weather still over UK on May 9

A cold start to May for Wales this week, with warmer spells predicted for the May Bank Holiday weekend.

That's according to Louth Weather, following their weekly forecast for the days ahead.

"On Monday temperatures will range from 13 to 19 degrees with highest values in Connacht and coolest on eastern coasts due to easterly breezes".

It could definitely be a few days for the beach.

"BACKGROUND: High pressure to begin the week, then The Atlantic influence dominates, with a hopeful return of high pressure for the weekend".

Today will be mostly cloudy with loads of drizzle, which is our least favourite type of rain.

There's been a lot of talk this week about a possible heatwave this weekend, but we've been pretty sceptical, especially when we looked out our windows this morning.

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"MONDAY: A lovely sunny start with just some fog blocking the blue skies in a few areas".

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Tonight will be dry and rather mild with broken cloud and light winds for most areas. Thankfully, these dour conditions are expected to clear through the late afternoon and evening.

Sarah Sammy, forecaster for The Weather Channel, said the risk of showers won't go away over the weekend despite longer sunny spells.

This week is set to continue mostly dry with just freshening breezes, but rain will persist on Tuesday afternoon and on Wednesday.

Get out in it while you can because things could take a turn for the worst by Wednesday!

James Donohoe and Samantha Beck enjoying the good weather in Griffith park in Dublin. Max 11°C. Fresh westerly winds. Again I wouldn't rule out a few showers popping up.

"As always there's some uncertainty about the weekend as it is outside my five day window".

Met Office forecasters said Saturday and Sunday will be dry with sunny spells and warm, and the mercury is expected to rise to the high 20s over the long weekend.

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