Britons set to sizzle in record-breaking Bank Holiday heat

Toby Graves
May 8, 2018

"But it won't be too far behind and it looks quite likely you will be breaking records for the best early May Bank Holiday Monday".

"Fortunately there's still a lot of sunshine in the forecast". "Perhaps even 28C or 29C to the west of London".

Expect to hear work colleagues complaining about sunburn tomorrow as the United Kingdom has sizzled over the last three days - with weather forecasters confirming the country has recorded the hottest early May Bank Holiday weekend on record.

Other forecasters claimed the sweltering temperatures could reach 29C in some parts of the United Kingdom on Monday.

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.

And low cloud, mist and sea fog is affecting the northern coast of Devon and Cornwall.

Andy Page, 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. Cloudier over Northern Ireland and Scotland with some patchy light rain at times".

However temperatures are expected to be gone just as fast as they arrived, dropping back to their seasonal norms tomorrow, with wet and windy conditions expected on Tuesday and again on Wednesday evening.

Traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: "Many people will still be keen to make the most of the early May warmth by escaping in the auto to spend time with family or friends especially after the recent chilly spell that even lead to some overnight frosts at the start of this week".

The Met Office has reported a high of 24.2C (75.5F) at Herstmonceux in East Sussex, the warmest early May Day bank holiday in 40 years.

Bookmaker Coral has cut the odds on this month seeing the hottest May day ever recorded to 6-4 from 2-1. "The record high of 32.8C looks to be in danger of being broken", said Coral's John Hill.

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