Bank Holiday weekend expected to be 'hottest in almost two decades'

07 May, 2018, 15:00 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
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Top 10 things to do in Leeds over the May bank holiday according to TripAdvisorMet Office forecaster Craig Snell said the South East, East Anglia and the East Midlands will feel the heat most. but it will still push the 25C mark in the north.

The early May Bank Holiday was introduced in 1978 and the previous high was recorded at 23.6ÂșC in 1999.

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.

She said: "It could beat that (28.6C) for the Monday in which case it would be the hottest ever early Spring bank holiday weekend".

The BBC weather forecaster added temperatures could rocket to 29C in west London.

Met Office forecasters say early fog patches will soon clear to leave another dry, warm and sunny day in the region.

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

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"We expect this to continue through the first half of June and there are increasing signals for a potential warm to hot spell of weather towards the last week of the month".

Bookmaker Coral has cut the odds on this month seeing the hottest May day ever recorded to 6-4 from 2-1.

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

But Brits will enjoy a mini-heatwave this weekend.

Warm temperatures in the 70s Fahrenheit, or 20s Celsius, are expected across England and Wales from Saturday through until Tuesday.

"We'll be working with the operator to find out what went wrong and to ensure that passengers aren't left high and dry next time they plan a trip to the seaside on a weekend".

The Met Office said the conditions are being caused by an area of high pressure which is due to dominate southern Britain over the coming week.

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