UK set for 10 day-long heatwave as 25C scorcher set to ‘cook’ nation

The UK is set for a 10-day long heatwave as a 25C scorcher is predicted to 'cook' the nation.

Temperatures will begin to warm up from Thursday (May 26) and by Friday (May 27) those in the southwest will see the mercury reach 25C.

The hot weather will continue all the way past the Platinum Jubilee up until June 5.

According to weather forecaster Phil Morrish, the warm temperatures will be caused by high-pressure building across Britain.

He told the Daily Express: "As we go towards the Jubilee week, air pressure looks like it is starting to rise.

"By next Saturday it's starting to build across the UK, which will bring some finer warm and sunny conditions with temperatures next Saturday up to 20C, or 21C and 22C.

"Now high pressure looks like it's going to stay around in the vicinity for the following week, which of course is the Jubilee week, with some fine, warm and sunny conditions with temperatures up to 24C in the south and up to 21C in the north.

"So a pleasant bank holiday with plenty of warm sunshine for those jubilee days, as on the charts at the moment.

"But certainly after an unsettled week, things look a lot better."

Prior to that however, conditions this week are set to be a bit more turbulent.

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According to Netweather forecaster Ian Simpson, the UK could see thunder, as well as rain showers and cool weather.

He said: "Low pressure will move away north-westwards early next week, bringing a cooler showery day on Monday with plenty of clouds and limited bright or sunny intervals for most.

"There is potential for some thunder mixed in with the showers in the west. There will also be some longer spells of rain for East Anglia and the south-east.

"Tuesday looks set to be a day of sunshine and showers, with more sunshine in between the showers. Some of the showers could again be thundery, this time, especially in the east.

"Another low-pressure system looks set to bring a spell of wet and windy weather on Wednesday, but by Friday it looks likely that high pressure will be covering most of the country."

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