Lincolnshire to be warmer than Portugal but lightning storms predicted

Top temperatures above 20C will be felt across the county and the Lincolnshire Coast this week as the county basks in another heatwave, despite warnings of thunderstorms. Highs of 20C on Tuesday, May 17, in Skegness, with temperatures being even higher inland, will see Lincolnshire be hotter than European holiday spots such as Portugal.

However the warm weather is expected to bring thunder and lightning with it. The weather service says there are likely to be localised thunder storms this week throughout the county.

The Met Office is predicting a warm week ahead for the entire country, with some parts of England set to rise above 25C. The national weather service says the warm weather will last up until the weekend.

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High pollen levels are also expected across the country, with Lincolnshire being no exception. The pollen count will remain high between May 17-20.

The warm weather will be coupled with light rain today, May 16. However, Lincolnshire will bask in sunny conditions for the rest of the week.

The higher-than-average temperatures will drop slightly over the weekend, when the Met Office predicts the mercury will drop to around 16C. The longer-term forecast suggests a return to average temperatures next week.

Met Office Lincolnshire forecast, May 16 – 20

May 16

Warm sunny spells developing by the afternoon, but with some scattered and locally thundery showers in places. Light winds – Maximum temperature 23 °C

May 17

Dry with lengthy sunny spells and light winds. Very warm, especially inland.

Feeling fresher along eastern coasts though with a gentle onshore breeze. Cloudier in the far west by evening – Maximum temperature 25 °C.

May 18-20

Fine, bright and warm on Wednesday. Heavy, occasionally thundery showers overnight, then largely sunny and rather warm Thursday.

A bright start to Friday. Cloudier later with a risk of rain.