Brits look set to bask in summer-like weather once again early next week as above average temperatures return to the UK.
Forecasters are keeping watch of a ridge of high pressure on course to skirt the British Isles and lure warm and sunny weather back towards the country.
Values are expected to rise up to 4-8C above normal for the time of year on Monday and Tuesday as warm air from the south dislodges the current cool and unsettled westerly airflow.
Some computer models are indicating highs could reach close to 20C in north-east England by Tuesday, and up to 15-19C elsewhere.
The best of the weather will be in central and north-east England where high pressure will supply a brief window of sunshine and high temperatures.
However, scattered showers are still likely in the south and west on Monday, followed by further outbreaks on Tuesday – although these will be largely confined to north-east Scotland.
The balmy outlook comes after forecasts of heavy rain and thunder in parts of the west this weekend as a series of lows from the Atlantic take charge.
Temperatures will also dip below average in places over the two days, with risk of frost in Northern Ireland and Wales, before rising sharply from Monday.
Katie Greening, forecaster of The Weather Channel , said the mercury will spike early next week after a bout of cool and unsettled weather over the weekend.
She said: "Temperatures will be unseasonably cool the time of year next week, but spiking slightly above average Tuesday.
"High pressure forecast, with sunny spells and fair weather likely. The warmest day will be Tuesday, with highs peaking at 19C in London.
"The higher temperatures will be as a result of the flow of warmer air from the south ahead of low pressure. In its wake temperatures will lower in the following northerly to north-westerly wind.”
Unfortunately, this burst of warm weather next week will be short-lived, according to forecasts.
Unsettled conditions are predicted to swiftly take control again by Wednesday, alongside the threat heavy and persistent showers.
Temperatures will quickly revert back to the low to-mid teens C for the remainder of the week, sinking slightly below average on Thursday.
The forecaster added: "A weak front with cloud and some spits of rain is forecast on Wednesday, turning much cooler again on Thursday and Friday with highs of 13 to 16C."
Changeable conditions are expected to persist for the rest of the month, but some there are some early signs temperatures will rise again for a prolonged period of time during the end of May.
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