UK weather maps show when first 30C day of year will roast Britain

UK weather maps show when the first 30C day of the year will scorch Britain. The UK is set to sizzle with rising temperatures as we head towards May and towards the sixth month of the year, June, and the first full month of summer proper.

BBC Breakfast weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood said temperatures would start to creep up with “sunny spells and sunshine” on Sunday 19 May. And data projected by OpenWeatherMap shows the temperatures skyrocketing in the final 12 days of May.

Exacta Weather weather forecaster James Madden told the Daily Star: "Some of the main third-party computer models are now becoming more popular in recognition of the high pressure that rises across our shores throughout next week.

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"This is now likely to bring at least another several days of warm to hot conditions and could initially see temperatures rising into the mid to high 20s quite widely, and 30C or more can't be entirely ruled out in the hottest spots and for the first time this year."

Tomorrow will see cloudy skies and showery rain in southern England, falling heavy at times with a risk of thunder. Mist and fog will clear further north to leave sunny spells and variable cloud, the BBC Weather team have said.

The outlook for the weekend, lasting from Sunday into Tuesday next week, also hints at what the final fortnight of May has in store. The Beeb says: "Sunday will see cloud and a few light showers in Scotland. Drier elsewhere with sunny spells and patchy cloud for most.

"The odd shower on the south coast in the afternoon. Monday will see fog clear to leave sunny spells for many areas. A few showers in the north-west later on. Tuesday will see sunshine and showers in the north. Sunny at first in the south, unsettled later on."