UK Set To Be 'Hotter Than Hawaii' This Bank Holiday Weekend
Britain's weirdest summer on record continues this bank holiday weekend with temperatures set to soar to over 32°C, officially making the UK hotter than Hawaii.
The south-east of England is expected to bear the brunt of the heat this weekend as temperatures are expected to rise to similar levels to those forecast in Honolulu, Hawaii, with the heatwave widely anticipated to continue throughout the three-day break.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms have put a dampener on the summer this year, bringing with them an assortment of flash floods and power cuts, but it appears that things are finally starting to turn themselves around just in time for the bank holiday blowout.
Analysts say that the temperature could even rise as high as 33°C in parts of East England on Monday.
The sudden rise has prompted warnings from health officials, with the Met Office issuing an amber heatwave alert warning people to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat.
The Met Office said: "There is a 90 percent probability of heat health criteria being met between 9am on Saturday and 9am on Monday in parts of England.
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"High pressure will build across England, bringing very warm or hot conditions to many parts of the country during Saturday and Sunday.
"Highest temperatures look to be across the eastern England, with western parts turning less hot Sunday.
"Into Monday, fresher air is now expected to gradually move eastwards across the country, although it will remain very warm for some eastern parts."
It will be the hottest temperature recorded in the UK since the July 2019 European Heatwave, which saw temperatures rise to over 38°C in England and over 40 degrees in parts of France.
The Met Office predicts the warm weather to continue in southern England for the rest of the month and into September, punctuated with occasional bouts of rain in the north-west and in Wales .
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