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UK Temperatures set to soar to 24C this bank holiday weekend

The UK will enjoy a sun-drenched bank holiday weekend after weeks of heavy rain.

The Met Office said temperatures will hit 20C (68F) on Saturday sparking 10 days of warm and dry weather.

By the end of the bank holiday weekend, temperatures could possibly reach 25C (77F) in West London, the Met Office said – the warmest weather since the end of March.

The Met Office said London will be “very warm” throughout the weekend “with strong sunshine.”

Other parts of the South East, North West and Wales are forecast to see top temperatures of around 20C.

Graham Madge, from the Met Office told the Standard: “Conditions are turning over the next couple of days and by the time we get to the weekend, many places can expect to see fine and settled conditions, there may still be the odd shower or the heavier pair of period of rain in the forecast.

“But it won’t be prolonged. The worst chance of that is on Saturday morning.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

“But then once we get into the weekend, fully, most places will experience bright settled conditions, a lot of sunshine around. And although eastern and western coasts may be a little cooler, we could see anywhere from London and the southeast up to the northwest getting temperatures well in excess of 20C with highs of 23 to 24C.”

The sunny spell come after weeks of heavy rain.

By May 7th there had been 91 per cent of the expected rainfall for the entire month, with 63.5mm having fallen already.

Dorset and Bristol were particularly hard-hit by the downpours, while there was snowfall in the Lake District.

According the Met Office figures, it has been the tenth wettest May on record.

The wettest May on record was in 1967, when 131.7mm of rain fell across the UK.

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