Grab Your Bikinis, Britain Is Hotter Than Mexico On Bank Holiday Monday

Grab Your Bikinis, Britain Is Hotter Than Mexico On Bank Holiday Monday

People flocked to Glasgow's parks and other hotspots to bask in the weekend sunshine yesterday.

It is also means today is the hottest May Day bank holiday Monday on record - beating the previous top temperature of 23.6C (74.5F), which was set in 1999.

Met Office forecaster Charlie Powell said the highs of 28C were not going to be widespread, with the scorching temperatures being the "exception rather than the rule".

It is as we are in for a rare treat - a Bank Holiday with some decent weather, which could breaks records.

Temperatures peaked on Sunday at 26C in Northolt in north-west London.

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

"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".

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The temperature has never topped the 28C mark since it was introduced.

Some are predicting that the mercury will rise to 29 degrees in England's capital today, which if true would make it the hottest Early May Bank Holiday for more than 40 years.

We are set to see cooler temperatures on Tuesday, with the weather picture becoming more mixed as the month progresses.

The Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: "We have smashed the warmest bank holiday Monday for early May".

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

He added: "Edinburgh should therefore see another lovely day, while we believe some fog could affect the south west coast, near Stranraer".

"So it doesn't look like it's going to carry on in a similar kind of vein to high pressure in charge, sunshine, light winds, high temperatures, that we have now", he said.

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