Hottest May Bank Holiday Monday EVER set for some parts of the UK
It looks like Britain’s in for a spring heatwave, with forecasters predicting Bank Holiday Monday to be the hottest on record.
The mercury could soar to 28C for the final day of the three-day weekend – making it the hottest in nearly two decades.
The Met Office said most parts of England and Wales will enjoy temperatures in the 20s throughout the weekend, with the best of the weather predicted for the South East.
And Monday could see temperatures beat records which saw Bank Holiday Monday in 1999 hit 23.6C, while the hottest bank holiday weekend ever was in 1995 when temperatures peaked on the Saturday at 28.6C.
“It could beat that (28.6C) for the Monday in which case it would be the hottest ever early Spring bank holiday weekend,” said Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans.
A weather front in Northern Ireland will keep temperatures low, struggling to get above 16C and some patchy rain is likely, Ms Yeomans said. The west of Scotland will have similar weather to Northern Ireland, while eastern parts like Aberdeen are due to fare better and could see a high of 21C on Monday.
Ms Yeomans added: “On the whole it looks like a fine and sunny bank holiday for most.”
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Chris Bulmer, Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “We can’t promise wall to wall sunshine for everyone this Bank Holiday weekend, however, it’s looking like most of us will get some prolonged warm sunshine at times. Parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland will be cloudier with the chance of some rain, mainly in the west.
“The best of the sunshine and the highest temperatures are expected across England and Wales away from the coast and for Bank Holiday Monday itself it is possible that temperatures could be record-breaking.”