Britain will bask in a 72-hour heatwave with another ‘hottest day of the year’.

A new UK heatwave forecast shows the exact dates England will sizzle in a 72-hour blast. Between May 24 and May 26, the UK will enjoy temperatures of 24 degrees Celsius as the hottest day of the year looms before June even arrives.

The hottest day of the year is 25C, but London is forecast to peak around this again for a 72-hour period before the end of the fifth month of the year. The rest of England will see similar highs, according to projections from Netweather TV and also from WX Charts.

The BBC Weather team say: “A continuation of more changeable conditions is more likely in the fourth week of May, with areas of low pressure around the UK bringing wetter and windier conditions to parts of the UK at times.

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“A temporary westerly to northwesterly flow could see slightly cooler conditions, but temperatures could still be slightly above or around average. High pressure over Scandinavia or the North Sea could extend into Scotland and eastern parts of the UK, giving the chance of drier conditions. and calmer conditions for a while.

“If the latter is the case, the influence of low pressure could again shift further across southern and western parts of the UK later in the week.” And Netweather TV has published a blog explaining that it will remain “quite warm” in the UK.

“The driest weather will often be in the north and east of Scotland, sheltered from south to south-westerly winds, and in these regions rainfall is expected to be close to normal,” the team says. “Temperatures are expected to be above average, particularly in the north and east of Britain, but potentially close to average in south Wales and south-west England and Northern Ireland.

“There is the potential for short spells of warm thunder to mainly affect southern and eastern parts of England. Sunshine may reach near or slightly above average in northern and eastern Scotland and eastern England, but it is likely to be slightly cloudier than average again in the south. – West of Great Britain.”