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A Scorching Three-Month Heatwave Is Coming To The UK In May
Summer is so close we can practically taste it, and it looks like it could be a hot one as it's revealed Britain could soon see a three-month long heatwave.
A 900-mile wide jet of hot air called the 'Spanish plume' could be about to descend on the UK as forecasters predict highs of 26C in mid-May, rising to 28C later in the month.
The Met Office predicts the Spanish plume could make the second Bank Holiday weekend in May even hotter than the average temperatures seen in the beginning of July.
This year has already seen its fair share of hot weather as Easter weekend broke world record temperatures up and down the country with the mercury hitting 25.5C in Gosport, Hampshire.
Unfortunately for northerners, it's down south that will see the best of the weather during the first Bank Holiday weekend, while the North and West of Britain could see wind and rain.
Luckily for those who enjoy Bank Holidays off work, Monday is expected to be the best day of the long weekend, while the middle and end of May will enjoy 'above average' temperatures, according to the Met Office.
Despite already experiencing some uncharacteristically hot days this year, some forecasters predict that the record for the hottest day of the year could be broken yet again this month.
"28C would not be a surprise later in May, with warm air, known as a Spanish plume, expected to arrive from southern Europe," Brian Gaze, from The Weather Outlook, explained.
Sarah Kent, a Met Office meteorologist, said: "The forecast is based on probabilities that are averaged over the whole three-month period.
"So it's a little bit like odds on a horse race - it's not saying other outcomes are not possible, but that on balance over the three months we are slightly more likely to have warmer than average conditions. It's not saying hot days, necessarily; it might be milder nights, for instance."
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