Exact date when Brits will bask in 30C HEATWAVE ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend
A PLATINUM Jubilee weekend roast is on the cards with highs of 30C expected.
Heatwave conditions will also hit as the four-day bonanza of the Bank Holidays approaches, helping sun-hungry Britons celebrate the Queen’s great achievement in style.
Forecasters predicted streaks of warm weather in the second half of May, with heat waves in June even more likely.
All thanks to a “Spanish sizzler” blowing from the continent in Jubilee week from June 2-5, when Her Majesty will mark 70 years on the throne.
Weather maps show the UK burning a deep orange over the celebration period – and meteorologists estimate the mercury could top 30C in some areas.
The summer sunshine will be a major boost for thousands of families hosting street parties across the UK country.
The Met Office is also predicting warmer than normal temperatures in the three months from April to the end of June.
Much warmer than usual average temperatures are almost 10 times more likely than much cooler conditions, at 45% to 5%, Met Office briefings to councils and businesses reveal.
The long-term outlook for the period reads: “Risks of hot weather and heat waves are increased relative to average, especially later in the period.
“There is an increased likelihood of warmer than average conditions over the three months.”
A forecaster added: “Temperatures are expected to be near or above normal throughout the period to May 13, with clear weather.
“From May 13 to 27, temperatures are most likely above normal for all regions, with an increased risk of heat waves.
“The South looks drier, with showers possible in the North.”
And former BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of Weather Trending said: “There will be a warming trend ahead – and extreme heat may occur in the short term.”
Unfortunately, the sun failed to beat for the early May bank holiday weekend, with temperatures reaching just 13C in parts of the south today.
Tomorrow looks slightly higher with highs of 17°C, but not a patch on what will happen at the end of the month.