BBC Weather WARNING: Britain set for THUNDERSTORMS as temperatures PLUMMET to -6C

Weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood said the Early May Day bank holiday was a record breaker as temperatures hit their lowest on record at just 13.8C. In the forecast for this week, the BBC Weather meteorologist warned it will stay “pretty chilly” across Britain. Ms Kirkwood said: “It’s not until later on we see temperatures start to recover – maybe even into next week. Also, we have got quite a bit of cloud across us today but where it is broken in Scotland, for example, it is -6C.

“We have also got some wet snow falling in parts of the Highlands and County Durham. Neither should be problematic.”

The BBC Weather forecaster said there will be some heavy showers across parts of the nation on Tuesday.

She added: “It could possibly be thundery as well. So, in between the showers a lot of sunshine across the north of Scotland. 6C to 8C though, and then as we head further south a lot of showers for northern England, Northern Ireland, and coming in through north Wales, the Midlands and into East Anglia.

“South of the M4 corridor, mostly dry until later when we start to see the cloud build in the southwest, heralding a bit of a change in our weather.

“And that is in the shape if a new area of low pressure coming our way with its attendant fronts.

“Now, if you have been crying out for rain, it is coming. It is moving in in a northeasterly direction across England, Wales and parts of Scotland.

“It is going to be accompanied by gusty winds.”

The band of rain will move in on Monday and push northwards, when bumping into the cold air there will be wintery showers in the higher grounds of Scotland while other parts of the country face heavy and thundery conditions.

Ms Kirkwood continued: “It’s going to be a blustery day, particularly cold along this East Coast, with the wind coming straight in from the North Sea.

“So, look at those temperatures. This is May. 6C to 8C in the north and we are looking at something a little bit better as we push further south at around 11C to 15C.

“As we head from Wednesday and into Thursday, our low pressure drifts off onto the near continent. But you can see we still have its weather front wrapped across us.

“So that means that we still are going to see some more rain during the course of Thursday in the northern half of the country. A little drier as we push further south.”

But in the Met Office long-range forecast, temperatures are expected to recover into the weekend.

Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: “After cold, frosty starts and cool days for many across the Bank Holiday weekend, daytime temperatures will gradually recover early next week.

“However, they will not come near the high values we saw over the Easter weekend.”

Brighter conditions could remain in the far north, but there is still some uncertainty about exact locations and durations, according to the Met Office.

Temperatures are expected to slowly increase to more typical values for the time of year, although it is likely to remain rather cold in the north for most of the coming week.

The Met Office said: “More settled conditions will gradually become established, especially for eastern areas, and with temperatures improving with any sunshine.

“West and northwestern areas are at greatest risk of having further rain and strong winds at times, but there will be some drier and more settled interludes here too.”

Around the weekend of May 19, there “are indications that dry and settled weather may prevail, with high pressure to the east of the UK,” said the Met Office.

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