Temperatures on the rise as Bank Holiday weather gets better and better

  • Temperatures on the rise as Bank Holiday weather gets better and better

Temperatures on the rise as Bank Holiday weather gets better and better

The hottest temperature recorded in East Anglia over an early Spring Bank Holiday was last year's 18.7C at Santon Downnham, nar the Norfolk border, which Mr Dury said would be likely beaten this year.

The holiday was introduced in 1978 and the temperature has never topped the 28C mark since then.

Chris Bulmer, deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office said: "We can't promise wall to wall sunshine for everyone this bank holiday weekend, however, it's looking like most of us will get some prolonged warm sunshine at times".

People enjoying the sunshine at Branksome Beach, Poole, as sun worshippers are set to sizzle in the spring heatwave, with Bank Holiday Monday forecast to be the hottest since records began.

"There's also a 30 per cent chance that Monday will exceed 28.6ºC to be the warmest day recorded over the whole Saturday to Monday early May Bank Holiday weekend".

Saturday will see highs of 24C (75.2F), and Sunday will see temperatures rise to 25C (77F) - with the potential for 29C (84.2F) in some places on Monday.

On Sunday, the mercury hit 22.3C in Edinburgh and 20.8C in Katesbridge in County Down - making for the hottest day of 2018 in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The average daytime high for the month of May is around 17C.

The record highest temperature for May is 32.8C (91F) which was recorded in 1922 and 1944. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Met Office forecasters say early fog patches will soon clear to leave another dry, warm and sunny day in the region.

Weatherquest's Adam Dury said tomorrow would see the weekend start with "plenty of sunshine" and highs of 19-20C inland, while coastal areas may remain a degree or two cooler. Maximum Temperature 23 °C. Warm again Tuesday, although turning cloudier from the west, perhaps with the odd thunderstorm.