Original article from Kent Live
The mini-heatwave of recent days is set to continue.
Though the rest of the week is set to be slightly cooler than the sunny and warm weather of the weekend, a hot spell can be expected to land around the May Bank Holiday.
Though the beginning of April 2021 was the coldest for eight years, things look set to pick up as we head in to May, with a leading expert predicting that early next month could bring with it the hottest day of the year so far.
However, weather will stay cool before it climbs back into more tropical realms, with highs of 14 degrees forecast for the next week or so, according to the Met Office.
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However, there's room for optimism, as the Met Office have stated that: “Plenty of sunny spells are expected into May, with the possibility of warmer spells.”
Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, has gone even further, tipping the May Bank Holiday to be a scorcher, with temperatures hitting the high 20s to low 30s.
“There will definitely be some spikes of heat as we go into summer when I expect to see temperatures in the high 20C or even the low 30C," the British Weather Services expert stated.
“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.
“This summer could be up there with the warmer ones from the past ten years, it is more likely to turn out one of the warmer ones that to be cooler.”
However, as suggested by Jim, the weather is something of a balancing act.
In the meantime we should expect high pressure, light winds, and low temperatures at night that might see morning frosts hit Kent, until the sun and soaring temperatures return.