Early May Bank Holiday forecast to be the hottest on record

Blanche Robertson
May 7, 2018

Parts of Britain are set to bask in a Bank Holiday heatwave - while much of Scotland faces the prospect of rain.

Temperatures could hit 29C (84.2F) as people round off their three-day weekend - making it the hottest in 40 years, according to Sky weather presenter Jo Edwards.

The first, for hottest spring Bank Holiday Monday, is nearly a dead cert now! The peak for the holiday Monday was 23.6C in 1999.

Tomorrow could easily be the hottest May Bank Holiday Monday since the holiday was first introduced in 1978.

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'But whether or not we will beat the record for the whole weekend put together, we'll be close, but at the moment looking at it we may just come short'.

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.

'Temperatures look set to build day by day, reaching the low 20s (70s Fahrenheit) by Saturday, perhaps a maximum of 25C (77F) on Sunday and 27 to 28C (81 to 82F) on Monday. 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.

"As recent summers have been so mixed, this summer has a higher chance of being the warmest since 2013, but there will also be cool and wet spells".

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