Weather maps reveal date of next mini-heatwave as Met Office predicts 'above average' temperatures

A 'mini heatwave' lasting days and bringing balmy highs of 21C is set to sweep the UK. Brits have been seeing a mix of weather lately, with sunnier spells often giving way to wetter conditions.

But the weather is set to become 'drier and brighter' in just days. According to the Met Office, there could be temperatures 'a little above average' as we head towards the end of the month.

Weather maps from WX Charts indicate temperatures will start to climb on Saturday, May 25. Highs of 19C are predicted for many parts of Britain including the south and east of England.

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Temperatures will hover around 18C for the Midlands, while there could be highs of 19C in some northern regions. Conditions will remain warm on Sunday, May 26.

Most of England looks set for highs of 19C and 20C, according to weather charts. The weather will then turn up a notch, hitting highs of 21C on bank holiday Monday.

Temperature on May 27
Temperature on May 27 -Credit:WX Charts

The east of England looks set to get the best weather, while highs of 19C are expected in Birmingham. London looks set for 20C and Manchester could see 18C.

Highs of 21C are then predicted for both Tuesday, May 28, and Wednesday, May 29. Temperatures are anticipated to drop slightly to 20C as the week progresses.

In its forecast for Wednesday, May 22, to Friday, May 24, the Met Office said: "Low pressure could bring heavy rain in from the southeast on Wednesday and push northwards on Thursday. Tending to become drier and brighter by Friday.

"Generally cooler than of late." In its long-range forecast for Friday, May 22, to Sunday, June 2, the Met Office added: "Most likely an unsettled start to the period with showers in the west and perhaps longer periods of rain in the northeast, although still some settled weather in between.

"Over the bank holiday weekend a band of rain likely to arrive from the west, becoming weaker as it moves east and becoming more showery in nature with scattered showers also following. Into the new week increasingly settled conditions more likely for most, though rain may threaten north-western areas whilst some southern or eastern areas occasionally less settled with showers more likely later in the period though there will be some sunshine between them, the best of this in south-western parts.

"Temperatures are likely to be a little above average, but some large spatial differences are likely."