Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Temperatures on the rise as Bank Holiday weather gets better and better

Temperatures on the rise as Bank Holiday weather gets better and better

The UK looks set to sizzle today as forecasters predict it will be the hottest Bank Holiday Money since records began.

It could be so good it breaks records.

Scots managed to enjoy some well-deserved sun as temperatures soared over the bank holiday weekend.

It will be a fine evening, with plenty of warm sunshine.

'There's also a 30 per cent chance Monday will exceed 83.5F to be the warmest day recorded over this holiday weekend since 1978. "I think for most places, if you take the bulk of England and Wales for example, we're looking at somewhere around the low to mid 20s mark", he said.

The forecaster also indicated high UV and pollen levels for the region.

Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said the south-east, East Anglia and the East Midlands will feel the heat most.

The record highest temperature for May is 32.8C (91F) which was recorded in 1922 and 1944.

The Met Office said it was "almost guaranteed" to be the hottest early May Bank Holiday Monday since 1999. However, coastal areas will be a little cooler with an onshore breeze.

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The north and west are likely to see strong winds and spells of rain at times during the week, with a risk of thunderstorms in the south over the weekend.

On Monday, temperatures are expected to hit 27C across some parts of the UK.

High temperatures are forecast through June and July, while August is expected to be even hotter. Marrakech in Morocco is only forecast to reach 73F (23C).

Met Office meteorologist Helen Roberts said the high pressure over Britain and a "plume" of tropical air from the Continent was responsible for delivering the summer-like weather.

The mercury hit 22.3C in Edinburgh, while 20.8C was recorded in Katesbridge in County Down - resulting in Sunday recorded as the hottest day of 2018 in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The return to warm and sunny weather follows very wet weather in southern and eastern England earlier this week.

One man died after apparently being washed off the pier in Ramsgate, Kent, by a giant wave.

In Kent, firemen cut one man free from his auto after he became trapped by a fallen tree and two parents and their baby were rescued after their vehicle was caught in a flood.

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