If you’re already missing the glorious sunshine we experienced in last week’s mini heatwave, here’s some good news for you.

Early predictions indicate we could be in for a 10-day heatwave in the middle of May.

Forecasters are said to be increasingly confident that temperatures will bounce back to unseasonably high levels next month. It will be thanks to another weather system moving across from eastern Europe which could see a return to the high temperatures of last week.

The Weather Channel’s Sarah Sammy said, “High pressure over central Europe will drift eastward and another area of high pressure will build over the North Atlantic. During this time, an area of low pressure in between will split, and the smaller low will stall for a while near the Bay of Biscay and pump up warmer air over the UK.”

According to the Met Office, a heatwave is defined as a period of at least five days where temperatures are more than 5C higher than the average for this time of year. This would mean temperatures exceeding 21C!


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