Published: Tue, May 08, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

UK May bank holiday could be the warmest since records began

UK May bank holiday could be the warmest since records began

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".

South-west England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will range from 19C to 22C - again, well above average for the time of the year.

Another Met Office forecaster Mark Wilson told the Daily Star: "Monday is exceptionally likely to be the warmest early May Bank Holiday Monday since the holiday began 1978, beating the 23.6C record".

The blistering heat skyrocketed to record-breaking temperatures of 25C, hotter than scorching destinations such as Barbados, Ibiza, Hawaii, Sydney and Los Angeles.

Mr Dewhurst said: "We are looking at a sunny start".

"Temperature wise, you are looking at more like 20C (68F) or 21C (69.8F)".

By Friday some longer spells of rain may arrive into the west, while heavy showers may hit the South East.

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In other parts of England yesterday, temperatures were expected to soar to 28C (82.4F).

"This holiday was only introduced in 1978, some 40 years ago, but the record has stood for nearly 20 years when we saw 23.2C (73F) in 1999".

Scotland wasn't the only part of the United Kingdom to benefit from blue skies, with temperatures reaching 20.8C in Katesbridge, Northern Ireland, 23.6C at Powys in Wales and 25.6C in London.

The weather is set to become mixed as the month progresses, and the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle draws near.

Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said: 'I think we can safely say that's going to be beaten'.

He said temperatures will generally be above normal, but this will depend on whether it is a sunny day or a sunny wetter day.

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