Britain set to bake in scorching bank holiday temperatures of up to 30 degrees

Britain bathes in heat – it could happen again this weekend
Britain bathes in heat – it could happen again this weekend

It’s time to dust off the BBQ – Britain is set for a baking Bank Holiday weekend with highs of 30 degrees expected in some areas.

Forecasters at the Met Office say that vast swathes of the UK can expect temperatures to hit the high 20s, and there’s even a chance that near-record levels of 30 degrees will be recorded in the South East.

‘We’re looking at temperatures in the high 20s across the UK’, a Met Office forecaster confirmed.

‘There’s a chance that isolated areas like the South East may see temperatures of up to 30 degrees’.

‘Nottingham and Glasgow could well see temperatures of between 26 and 27 degrees, but mid 20s can certainly be expected.’

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But the warm weather could see the less welcome arrival of thunderstorms across areas of the South West too.

’There’s a chance you may see thunderstorms and some subsequent intense showers, particularly in the South West’, the Met Office confirmed.

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‘It could potentially lead to heavy rain and flooding in some areas’.

It’s also expected that the thunderstorm will have a lasting effect, causing temperatures to rapidly decrease in the affected areas.

The warm bank holiday comes after Britons baked in the hottest early May Bank Holiday Monday, with 25 degrees heat beating the previous of 23.6 recorded in 1999.

The maximum temperature ever for the end of May bank holiday was recorded at 32.8C (91F) in Horsham, Sussex, on May 29 1944.