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It could be a record breaking Bank Holiday

It could be a record breaking Bank Holiday

Traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: "Many people will still be keen to make the most of the early May warmth by escaping in the vehicle 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".

That would make it the hottest Mayday holiday since records began 40 years ago.

But the Met Office's Charlie Powell said the top temperature would be "the exception rather than the rule".

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

Today, temperatures are expected to peak at about 20C (68F) in the county.

Scots managed to enjoy some well-deserved sun as temperatures soared over the bank holiday weekend.

"It will be cooler around the south east in the mid to high twenties".

And temperatures are still climbing, with highs of 29C (84.2F) predicted for some parts of England later this afternoon.

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Until now, the mercury has never risen beyond the 28C mark on the Monday of the early May Bank Holiday.

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

A forecast on the Met Office website reads: "Bank Holiday Monday promises to be another very warm day, with plenty of sunshine".

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

Temperatures may be initially below normal, but will recover to close to average.

"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".

"But I think we can expect things to be not as warm as they are now".


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