There is good news regarding the weather this weekend in the UK. The Met Office says the majority of places can expect it to be “warm and sunny”.
Friday will be “largely sunny” but there is a “low risk” of some showers across parts of Scotland in the afternoon.
The Met Office outlook for Saturday to Monday reads: “Continuing mostly dry, sunny and very warm across much of the UK, with the highest temperatures in the west.
“Cooler near North Sea coasts with some mist at times.”
Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said it has been “an exceptional spring so far across the UK so far as sunshine is concerned”.
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He added: “For the rest of May and the rest of Meteorological spring, there is simply more sunshine to come widely up and down the country.”
Heading into June, the UK’s warm weather is expected to continue.
However, there could be some rain in northern and western regions.
The Met Office’s long-range forecast to June 10 reads: “The start of June will see a continuation of the current settled weather with most places staying dry and sunny.
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“However, there is an increasing chance of seeing some rain or showers at times, especially across northern and western parts.
“It will be very warm initially but temperatures are likely to begin to return to normal towards the middle of the period.
“Towards the end of the period, there may be a shift to more changeable conditions, with an increased chance of showers or longer spells of rain across all parts.
“The showers or spells of rain are likley to be most frequent across the northwest and possibly accompanied by strong winds.
“Any wetter periods are likely to be interspersed with some drier and brighter weather.”
With the UK’s warm weather expected to stick around, Ladbrokes have cut odds on next month being the hottest June on record.
Having been a 3/1 shot earlier this week, the bookmaker has since cut the odds to just 2/1 on June entering the record books as the hottest June ever.
Elsewhere, it remains a 1/2 shot this ends up being the hottest summer ever recorded in the UK.
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Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “A record-breaking sizzling June is seemingly on the cards with the odds continuing to tumble.”
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Anyone heading out to enjoy the sunshine this weekend should take precautions such as using sunscreen and wearing hats and sunglasses.
People should also be aware that lockdown measures are still in place, meaning social distancing guidelines must be observed.
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