UK set for hottest day of year with highs of 28 degrees

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Britain is set for the hottest day of 2020 so far on Wednesday (20 May) – with temperatures set to soar to 28 degrees in some parts of the country.

The mini heatwave will be a brief one for Manchester – toppling 25 degrees today before dipping back down to 19 on Thursday.

Some areas will be hit with thunderstorms after the brief spell of baking sun, with milder weather anticipated in the north during bank holiday weekend.

UK cities have slowly started getting busier following a prolonged period of isolation, and the hot weather on Wednesday is expected to tempt more people to spent time outdoors.

The loosening of lockdown restrictions in England means that sunbathing and picnics are now permitted in parks – but people are required to observe and adhere to the 2m social distancing rule.

Gatherings of more than two people from different households are still not allowed.

More information on the current guidelines is available here.

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