UK weather forecast – Brits set for 26C bank holiday heatwave after torrential rain and 50mph winds – The Sun

A 26C heatwave has been forecast for the bank holiday weekend after parts of the UK were battered by 50mph winds and torrential rain overnight.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind covering Devon, Cornwall and Wales.

Temperatures are expected to climb throughout the week from around 18-19C to a high of 25-26C on Saturday.

But first areas of low and high pressure were set to battle it out in the early part of this week, bringing some intense showers while most places will be bright and sunny.

Overnight there were expected to be intense showers as the areas of low and high pressure collided, with the South West worst affected with heavy rain, some thunder and strong winds.

The yellow weather warning was in place from 9pm last night until 10am this morning.

The Met Office said: "The strongest winds are expected to the west of Dartmoor and across parts of west Cornwall where gusts of 55-60 mph are likely which may lead to some disruption."

The high pressure is due to start kicking in on Tuesday with temperatures of around 15C but the mercury will steadily climb with most parts enjoy some fine weather.

Wednesday likely see top temperatures of around 20C in London and the South East.

By Friday, some parts of the South will enjoy temperatures of 24C.

This is well above the average for this time of year of 18C for May.

The Met Office told The Sun Online: “During the week temperatures will steadily rise to a top temperature of around 25-26C in London and the South East.”

Saturday is expected to be the warmest day this week although some showers will start to build up.

The balmy weather is likely to come to a halt on Sunday though and the early part of next week where temperatures will be much cooler, especially in the north as temperatures fall to around 12-13C.

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