The UK Is Set To Be Hotter Than Sicily Next Week
The UK is set to be hotter Sicily soon, but Brits will have to put up with some bitter frost soon, the Met Office has warned.
Forecasters have revealed an early summer could be upon us with temperatures of up to 18C next week, meanwhile Italy faces temperatures of just 14C.
Experts have suggested it could be the beginning of summer as the UK prepares for 'flaming June,' but this weekend could see some frosty nights making their way in first.
Nicola Maxey, a spokesperson for the Met Office, told The Sun: "As we go through to the end of the week we will start to see temperatures begin to edge up although there will still be the risk of showers and some heavy, thundery outbreaks.
"Saturday will be a fine and dry although it will be cold overnight with the risk of frosts quite widely as temperatures dip to -4C or -5C.
"High pressure builds into Sunday and this will deflect any low pressure systems to the north of the UK where there will be a chance of further heavy rain and strong winds.
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"Temperatures will continue to rise through next week and we could see 19C widely across the south with highs of up to 23C possible.
"With high pressure we expect blue skies and sunshine and thereafter the rest of May is looking largely dry with temperatures around where they should be for the time of year."
Temperatures could rocket beyond the high 20Cs later in the month, Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden predicts.
"There is the potential for an early switch to summer-like weather this year after the unsettled and cooler start to May," he told The Sun.
"This is most likely from around mid-month and possibly slightly earlier across southern regions.
"Most if not all of the country can look forward to several lengthy and widespread periods of warm weather with ample wall-to-wall sunshine from mid-May onwards bringing an early taste of summer.
"High pressure will stay in charge through the start of the meteorological summer and on current indications we could be looking at a flaming June with temperatures in the mid to high-20Cs at least."
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