UK weather: Heatwave could see temperatures hit 30C for parts of UK - in time for May Bank Holiday

Parts of the UK could see temperatures hit 31C over the May Bank Holiday

Temperatures in the UK are set to return to 15C today, as forecasters predict a heatwave will hit in the next few weeks.

Despite a frosty start to the day, the east of England is expected to see the highest temperature across the UK.

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However, temperatures could be set to double in the next two weeks with a heatwave set to arrive.

Parts of the UK could see temperatures hit 31C over the May Bank Holiday (Photo by Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Parts of the UK could see temperatures hit 31C over the May Bank Holiday, thanks to climate pattern La Nina.

What is today’s forecast?

Most areas of the UK will be fine and dry with plenty of sunshine.

The east of England will have warmer weather than Wednesday (21 April), and the south will have a bit more breeze.

Temperatures in the east will hit 15C, with the warm weather stretching up to parts of central Scotland.

The north of Scotland will see more cloud cover than the rest of the UK.

In the evening, the temperature will drop and be clear and cold for much of the UK with another widespread frost.

When will the heatwave hit?

The heatwave is set to hit the UK towards the end of the month.

High pressure from the continents forecast to sweep hot air across the country bringing with it sweltering weather for the May Bank Holiday.

British Weather Services expert Jim Dale said that the UK should expect some very warm weather.

“There will definitely be some spikes of heat as we go into summer when I expect to see temperatures in the high 20Cs or even the low 30Cs," Mr Dale said.

“This is largely because of a balancing effect which, after the colder period of weather over the past couple of months, dominated by a northerly airflow, should revert and come from a more southerly direction.

“This will bring more in the way of hotter weather as we go through the end of spring and into summer.”

When is the May Bank Holiday?

The early May bank holiday is the next upcoming public holiday for people in England and Wales.

It falls on Monday 3 May this year.

The Met Office predicts fine and dry weather to be the most dominant, with fair weather cloud and plenty of sunny spells across the week. However, the forecaster warns that all areas in the UK will likely see some showers or perhaps some longer spells of rain at times.