Parts Of The UK Could Be Hotter Than Ibiza This Weekend
The May bank holidays may now have passed, but when it comes to nice weather, it's definitely a case of better late than never.
Fortunately, it looks like temperatures are going to climb on Friday, as May draws to a close, setting us up for a hot start to June. In fact, parts of the UK could be hotter than Ibiza this weekend, with highs of 27C set to eclipse the Spanish party island's humble 24C temperatures.
The key question then - which parts of the UK are we talking?
Well, if you live in the Shetland Islands, guess what? That's right, it won't be hotter there than in Ibiza.
Same goes for Blackpool, Swansea, Inverness and Carlisle.
Yep, you guessed it - the south is getting the best of the hot weather.
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Wednesday and Thursday will be pretty unremarkable for the majority of the UK, however, temperatures will gradually increase and by Friday pretty much all of us will be warmer than we are now... though obviously the south will be the warmest.
Met Office meteorologist, Aidan McGivern, said: "It's certainly going to feel quite different out there as we head into Friday with temperatures on the rise day by day.
"In fact, Friday starts off bright enough across central, southern and eastern Britain, but there'll be further showers across western Scotland, Northern Ireland and western parts of northern England, as well as Wales. In between the showers it will be a little brighter and there'll be plenty of sunshine in eastern and southern England with temperatures widely 21C, but up to 23 or 24 in the southeast."
Unfortunately/Fortunately (depending on where you live), the contrast in temperature between the north and south is going to end up being quite stark, with a possible high of 27C in the south more than double what they can hope for in the north of Scotland.
Mr McGivern continued: "It's not feeling so warm in the far north of Scotland where they'll keep the cool air through to the weekend and in fact, it stays cool there well into the weekend. But further south, it's sunny skies through Sunday and Saturday and temperatures climbing to the mid or even high 20s.
"So a very warm weekend to come in the south, hot sunshine developing in the far southeast, and cooler further north."
In a nutshell then, if you live in the south of England, have a good weekend.
If you live in the Shetland Islands, how about jetting off to Ibiza this weekend? ... Or if you want to go hotter still, the south of England?
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