THE sun has finally come out and as temperatures soar to the mid 20s, everyone's asking the same question - will this weather last? 

With more rainfall and below-average temperatures last month, we are all hoping for a brighter, sunnier June. 

This month marks the potential easing of lockdown restrictions further with nightclubs reopening and an unlimited number of people in social gatherings.

Though it's hard to say for certain as the weather can quickly change at the drop of a hat, our local forecasters have told the Daily Echo their predictions for the weather in June. 

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Residents and visitors alike were blessed with clear skies and temperatures reaching 23C at the weekend, a trend that will continue for the next couple of days. 

Swanage and Wareham Voice:

There will be below-average rainfall this month according to the experts.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "On the whole we can expect it to be much drier with the exception of late on Thursday, early on Friday, when there could be some thundery showers.

"For the weekend we should see a fair amount of dry, sunny and comfortably warm weather with temperatures in their low 20's and nice early summer weather. 

"In the sunshine there will be very high UV levels so if you're sat on the beach we highly recommend wearing suncream and not over-doing it in the hottest part of the day."

Looking ahead to the rest of the month, weather expert and forecaster Dorset Sun said: "A warm start to the month is likely with temperatures in the low 20s - or mid 20s further inland.

"We are unlikely to see much rain during the first two weeks, but some showers are possible at times."

As we enter the second half of the month, the weather does become less set-in-stone and slightly unsettled at times due to areas of low pressure. 

Dorset Sun said: "I am predicting around average temperatures overall with lower than average rainfall. 

The best chance of prolonged warmth is during the first and second week; the best chance of unsettled conditions occurring during the final week of the month." 

Bournemouth & Poole Weather said: "Currently the trend for June is looking surprisingly pleasant, certainly in the next two weeks. I say surprisingly as the combination of cold April and May is rare and what follows usually isn't that nice.

"But after a small breakdown in conditions in the next couple of days, maybe the odd heavy shower, it looks like we'll settle into a pattern of mainly dry weather, temperatures in the low 20s with any rain being brief & transitionary. Washouts look unlikely, but so do any heatwaves.

"Once we get beyond the middle of the month things obviously become a lot more uncertain but given the long spell of unsettled conditions we've just come out of I think we will generally trend on the drier side of average with the risk of starting to import warmer conditions at times from south."

Swanage and Wareham Voice:

This week's weather forecast - the Met Office.

Here's the weekly forecast: 

Tuesday, 1 June: 24°C / Cloudy and sunny by the afternoon

Wednesday, 2 June: 21°C / Cloudy turning sunny by late morning

Thursday, 3 June: 19°C / Cloudy turning sunny by late morning

Friday, 4 June: 19°C/ Sunny

Saturday, 5 June: 20°C / Sunny

Sunday, 6 June: 21°C / Sunny

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