The Met Desk chart predicts that, by the middle of May, the nation will be in the midst of a very different weather system from the unsettled and unseasonably cold mass that has been rocking the country over the last few days. The chart predicts that most of the nation will be at least four degrees Celsius above average by Tuesday 14, with the southwest, northern Ireland and Scotland in particular set to boil. The chart is corroborated by a Met Office prediction, which reads: “High pressure looks set to become established across the UK from Sunday and continuing to influence our weather into next week to bring plenty of fine, dry and settled conditions, with temperatures improving in the sunshine.”
In the meantime, Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell anticipates bright spells across the country.
However, a “chilly” outlook is expected to linger in some parts.
She explained: “As we head through the morning the weather stays much the same.
“A few showers here and there but a lot of dry weather around.
“As we head into the afternoon we’ll hang onto some of those sunny spells and it could feet quite pleasant as temperatures reach 15 or 16 degrees for the southeast.
“For most of us though it will be a fairly chilly day – 10 to 12 degrees for most of us.
“By Wednesday morning it will be a fairly wet start for most of us, particularly across parts of Wales and the Midlands.
“Some heavy bursts of rain.
“Behind it we’ll start to see a bit more in the way of brightness but also some thundery showers.
“It will be quite breezy on Wednesday afternoon.”
BBC Weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood said the Early May Day bank holiday was a record breaker as temperatures hit their lowest on record at just 13.8C.
In the forecast for this week, the BBC Weather meteorologist warned it will stay “pretty chilly” across Britain.
Ms Kirkwood said: “It’s not until later on we see temperatures start to recover – maybe even into next week. Also, we have got quite a bit of cloud across us today but where it is broken in Scotland, for example, it is -6C.
“We have also got some wet snow falling in parts of the Highlands and County Durham. Neither should be problematic.”
The BBC Weather forecaster said there will be some heavy showers across parts of the nation on Tuesday.
She added: “It could possibly be thundery as well. So, in between the showers a lot of sunshine across the north of Scotland. 6C to 8C though, and then as we head further south a lot of showers for northern England, Northern Ireland, and coming in through north Wales, the Midlands and into East Anglia.
“South of the M4 corridor, mostly dry until later when we start to see the cloud build in the southwest, heralding a bit of a change in our weather.
“And that is in the shape if a new area of low pressure coming our way with its attendant fronts.