The gloomy May weather is likely to change for the better – mercury is expected to be above 20 ° C in parts of the UK in time for the bank holiday weekend.
After weeks of rain and below-average temperatures, the forecasters predict a better end of the month.
In London and in the center of England, the temperatures could rise to 23 ° C at the weekend.
The last time the temperatures were this high was on March 30th with 24.5 ° C in London.
In other parts of the southeast, Wales and the northwest, maximum temperatures of around 20 ° C are forecast.
Oli Claydon of the Met Office said: “The showers will gradually subside and temperatures will rise over the holidays.
“In central parts of England and possibly London there will be highs of up to 23 ° C.
“There is slow progress towards warmer and drier conditions.”
Wet weather dominated the forecast this month. Wales recorded 200.7mm of rain – twice the monthly average – making it the wettest May on records dating back to 1862.
Dorset, Bristol and the eastern parts of Scotland were also particularly hard hit by downpours.
Across the UK, it was the 10th wettest May ever, according to the Met Office.
Despite some rest breaks on the weekend, it looks like the sunny period might be short-lived. Forecasters warn of showers and cooler weather could return early next week.