Here’s the weekend weather forecast as the UK is set to bask in bright sunshine with temperatures reaching 26C

The weather in the UK this weekend will be warm and bright in most areas, with temperatures rising to 26C in some parts as the country enjoys wall-to-wall sunshine (Photo: Shutterstock)

The weather in the UK this weekend will be warm and bright in most areas, with temperatures rising to 26C in some parts as the country enjoys wall-to-wall sunshine.

Here’s the current weather forecast for the UK this weekend - and what we can expect for the start of June.

Friday (29 May)

Generally, it will be another, warm and largely sunny day for most of the UK, with a low risk of a few showers during the afternoon across parts of Scotland.

In Yorkshire, Friday is set to see a mixture of sunny intervals and bright sunshine in most areas, with the temperature becoming warm.

The Met Office forecast for Yorkshire and the North East said: “A similar day to Thursday with spells of strong sunshine. It may be cloudier for a time in the morning. Turning warm by afternoon but cooler towards some coasts. Maximum temperature 25C.”

In the North West, another warm and dry day is forecast with sunshine through the morning. The afternoon will see skies clouding over, but still with plenty of sunny spells breaking through. Some parts of the region will see highs of 26C.

This dry and warm weather will continue over the next few days with lengthy periods of sunshine, but it will be a little cloudier at times on Sunday.

In London & South East England, there will be long spells of strong sunshine, after a rather cool start inland. It will turn warm by the afternoon, with highs of 24C.

It will continue to be dry and warm throughout the weekend, but it will be cooler near some coasts with brisk winds likely to continue.

Scotland is set to see bright, unbroken sunshine throughout the morning in most parts, reaching highs of around 19C by lunchtime.

Northern Ireland will be dry and bright with sunny spells. It will feel very warm in the west, but cooler towards the Irish Sea coast with southeasterly winds, and a peak temperature of 24C.

It will stay dry and warm or very warm with good spells of sunshine over the weekend, but cooler around the Irish Sea coast with onshore winds.

Wales will see another dry and warm day with sunshine through the morning, with the afternoon seeing skies clouding over slightly, mainly in the north and east. There will be a peak temperature of around 25C.

This dry and warm weather will continue over the next few days with lengthy periods of sunshine, although it will be cloudier at times on Sunday.

Saturday (30 May)

Saturday in Yorkshire is forecast to see bright skies throughout the day in most parts of the region. It will remain warm with highs of 20C throughout the day.

The Met Office outlook for Saturday to Monday for Yorkshire and the North East said: “Dry and warm through the outlook period with strong sunshine. Cooler near some coasts with an onshore breeze at times.”

The Met Office UK outlook for Saturday to Monday said: “Continuing mostly dry, sunny and very warm across much of the UK, with the highest temperatures in the west. Cooler near North Sea coasts with some mist at times.”

Scotland is set to see a mixture of sunny intervals and bright sunshine, with highs of 23C in some areas of the country.

Sunday (31 May)

Sunday will be similar in Yorkshire, with sunshine throughout the day and the temperature reaching around 21C in some parts, remaining so throughout the rest of the afternoon.

Sunday is forecast to see bright, wall-to-wall sunshine throughout the day in most parts, with a peak temperature of 22C in some parts.

What will the beginning of June be like?

The Met Office UK weather outlook for the start of June forecasts “a continuation of the current settled weather with most places staying dry and sunny.”

However, there is an increasing chance of some rain or showers at times, especially across northern and western parts.

It will also be very warm initially, but temperatures are likely to begin to return to normal towards the middle of the period.

There may then be a shift to more changeable conditions, with an increased chance of showers or longer spells of rain across all parts of the UK.

The showers or spells of rain are likely to be across the northwest and possibly accompanied by strong winds, but any wetter periods are likely to be interspersed with some drier and brighter weather.