Will The Warm Weather Continue? 12th May 2016
Britain was blessed with glorious weather this weekend, with areas all over the UK experiencing blue skies and bright sunshine. However, the question on everyone’s lips is: will the high temperatures last?
Indeed, Skye in Scotland broke records for the hottest temperature in May, touching 26.1 C on Monday (May 8th), which was almost two degrees C higher than the previous record of 24.4 C in 2008 and 2009.
The hottest location recorded this week was London, which hit a high of 27 C on Sunday – the hottest May day in four years.
Despite this, the country failed to score the warmest day in May ever, with the extreme highs of 32.8 C experienced in both 1922 and 1944 still holding the record.
But can we start dusting off our barbecues and preparing for a summer filled with beautiful sunny days?
Unfortunately not, as the weather is expected to turn more unsettled by the end of the week.
AccuWeather’s meteorologist Tyler Roys said: “After a wet start to 2016, the unsettled weather will continue into the summer months, which means there could be enhanced localised flooding, especially in areas that are trying to still clean up from the floods in early winter.”
Temperatures will not get as high as expected due to high pressure to the west of the UK and Ireland, which also means there could be heavy rainfalls over the summer months.
In that case, make the most of your outdoor swimming pool and soak up the sun while it lasts!