Record-breaking temperatures forecast to end bank holiday weekend

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08 May, 2018

Temperatures are predicted to reach as high as 29 degrees Celsius in some parts of England.

At 10.53am, the Met Office Tweeted: "BREAKING NEWS we've just smashed the temperature record for the warmest early May Bank Holiday Monday, with 24.2 °C at Herstmonceux".

London and the south east soaked up much of the sun, but most of the country has been bathing in warmth during a mini-heatwave that's set to last for another day.

"We expect to see temperatures ranging from the low to mid 20Cs quite widely and all it will take is a small nudge in the right direction to reach the 30C-mark".

Sunday saw highs of 26C in Heathrow, and Scotland and Northern Ireland had their hottest day of the year so far, with Edinburgh recording temperatures of 22.3C and Katesbridge 21C.

The weather is set to become mixed as the month progresses, and the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle draws near.

Looking at the long-range forecast - not as accurate as the shorter range forecast - Met Office forecaster Charlie Powell said: "It looks like we should be prepared for some pretty changeable weather throughout the second half of May".

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He said temperatures will generally be above normal, but this will depend on whether it is a sunny day or a sunny wetter day.

"Neither does it look like it's going to be a complete washout, frightful end to the month of May".

"If we see things really warm up it's likely to mean millions more cars on the road, which is bound to cause queues on popular routes".

That would easily make it the hottest Mayday holiday since records began.

"That's going to be the exception rather than the rule".

The warmest early May Bank Holiday weekend as a whole on record is 28.6 recorded on the 6 May 1995 at Cheltenham (Gloucestershire), 2 May 1981 in Grantown-on-Spey (Morayshire) and 30 April 1988 in Kinbrace (Sutherland).

But the forecast won't stay sunny for long, as rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit by the end of the week.


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