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The UK Could Be In For The Hottest Bank Holiday Monday In 20 Years

The UK Could Be In For The Hottest Bank Holiday Monday In 20 Years

If you got caught out between wardrobes with the see-sawing weather over the last few weeks, get ready to be even more confused. The warm weather could be back on for the Bank Holiday weekend.

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In fact, we could be looking at some places enjoying the hottest Bank Holiday Monday for nearly 20 years.

According to forecasters we could see the mercury hit around 25 degrees Celsius next Monday, which would beat the record from 1999, when temperatures got up to 23.6 degrees. Barbeque weather, surely?

The hottest Bank Holiday Weekend on record took place back in 1995, that year we saw the heat cranked up to 28 degrees - at which point presumably everyone started to complain that it was too hot.

This is all a bit of a contrast from the previous week where it's been lashing it down, floods and gales have been causing havoc around Britain, and temperatures were well below freezing in certain parts of the UK.

Strangely enough, Britain is going to be hotter than lots of parts of Spain, including the Costa Del Sol, Ibiza, and Majorca.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It's improved on the other day, when forecasters said that whilst the South East would get the best of the weather, much of the rest of the UK might not see the benefits as much.

Met Office meteorologist Sophie Yeomans told The Evening Standard: "There will be a general increase in temperatures in the south east [this weekend] with some warmer temperatures.

"We'll see sunny spells and patchy clouds... It's looking generally dry and warm.'

"Sunday may be a bit better with some clear blue skies. Then maybe highs perhaps reaching 25C."

There you have it - if you can't trust the weather forecasters, who can you trust?

Many of you might be slightly sceptical given the changeable nature of the weather so far, this month, but keep the faith - we will be breaking out the sunscreen and enjoying a cold one in the garden before long.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

In a statement released by the Deputy Chief Met Office Meteorologist Chris Bulmer, he said: "We can't promise wall to wall sunshine for everyone this Bank Holiday weekend, however, it's looking like a most of us will get to see some warm sunshine at times.

"Parts of Scotland and perhaps Northern Ireland will occasionally be cloudy with some rain, mainly in the west.

"The best of the sunshine and the highest temperatures this weekend are expected across England and Wales away from the coast. For Bank Holiday Monday itself it is possible that temperatures could be near record-breaking."

Promising news, but we've heard it all before - let's see what happens.

April has already been a record breaking month, though. A few weeks ago, temperatures of 29 degrees were recorded in the UK, making it the hottest April day since 1949. Let's hope for a bit more of that.

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Topics: Met Office, Weather, bank holiday, News, UK

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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