Met Office issues crushing update over May heatwave

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The Met Office has issued a crushing update over a May heatwave as unsettled conditions dominate. After strong sunshine yesterday, the top temperature in Birmingham today (Sunday, May 1) is only expected to rise to 11C, according to the Met Office forecasters. Rain is expected from 1pm to 3pm.

Bank Holiday Monday looks set to stay dry but cloudly across the area. Top temperatures are set to hit 15C.

The start of May shows a divide for the country, with cooler conditions in the north but dry and sunny spells in the south. The Met Office’s long range forecast predicts ‘generally unsettled conditions”‘ later in the month with spells of rain and showers for most.

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See below a detailed version of the Met Office’s long term forecast for the month.

Thursday 5 May – Saturday 14 May

The Met Office states: “At the start of this period, cloudy conditions and scattered showers are expected for most, especially in the north, but still some sunny spells developing in places. Any early fog and low cloud is likely to clear through the morning, but perhaps returning later in the day.

“Winds are generally light, with the chance of some stronger winds in the north. Into the weekend, cloudy conditions with the risk of rain in the north and northwest. Elsewhere mostly dry with sunny spells and a few showers.

“Into the following week generally settled conditions should prevail in the south, whereas in the north, conditions are more changeable. Temperatures are likely to be around or above average throughout, but cooler towards the north and near coasts.”

Sunday 15 May – Sunday 29 May

The Met Office states: “Into the second half of May lower pressure is more likely, bringing a change to more generally unsettled conditions, with spells of rain or showers for most. However, some drier spells are still possible in the south. Temperatures are likely to remain near or above normal throughout.”

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