UK weather LIVE – Britain to bake in 27C scorcher for May 17 lockdown lift – before getting even HOTTER in June

BRITAIN is set to bake further in a 27C scorcher next month as a third round of lockdown restrictions lift, following a sweltering weekend.

It follows the mercury hitting 20C in parts of the UK yesterday and on Saturday as April’s ‘mini heatwave’ continues to see Brits baking in parks, on beaches and outside pubs across the land.

And in further good news, sunseekers are tipped to enjoy a mini-heatwave as life returns to near ‘normal’ in mid-May.

And things will get even hotter in June when all Covid measures are set to end due continental heat flares.

Temperatures could hit 33C – a sizzling start to a summer of freedom.

A series of hot spells, each lasting up to a week, are expected ahead, The Weather Outlook said.

And the Met Office is briefing councils and transport chiefs to prepare for the mega heatwaves.

These will follow a cool 15C Bank Holiday weekend.

The scorching weather will cheer millions as lockdown eases on May 17, with UK hotels and B&Bs reopening, more than six people meeting outdoors, pubs allowing customers indoors, two households mixing in homes, and overseas trips set to resume.

And it will continue to bring summer joy come June 21 when all lockdown restrictions on social contact end, with any number of people mixing and nightclubs reopening.

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