UK weather forecast – Heavy rain to lash UK as Arctic blast sees temperatures plummet ahead of 33C heatwave

BANK holiday Brits will be shivering in the rain rather than sunbathing amid an Arctic blast, the Met Office has revealed.

Much to the disappointment of those making plans, temperatures will be just 12C on average with highs of 15C for the long weekend next week – although temperatures will rise to 27C mid-May.

A series of hot spells, each lasting up to a week, are expected just in time for May 17 – when hotels plan to reopen and overseas travel gets set to resume, The Weather Outlook has said.

Meanwhile, 30C sunshine at the start of June will set the scene nicely for when all restrictions are due to lift on June 21.

Temperatures are expected to grow even hotter later in the month, with a 33C scorcher on the way.

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