Hottest early May Bank Holiday expected

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Temperatures could achieve 27C (81F) in parts of Britain on Monday, which would make it the greatest early May Bank Holiday upon record.

The Southern East can expect the highest temperatures — while Wales and Scotland may also see temperatures in the mid in order to high 20s, BBC forecasters stated.

The warmest earlier May Bank Holiday Monday upon record was 23. 6C, it happened in 1999.

But this Mon could be the hottest since 1978, once the early May Bank Holiday has been introduced.

The average higher for the May Bank Holiday in Greater london is about 18C.

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The highest temperatures of 26C plus 27C are expected in south-east Britain, particularly around west London.

In East Anglia temperature ranges could reach 25C, while north England and Wales are likely to have got highs of 23C.

It will be slightly cooler in southern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland in europe, with most places between 19C to 22C.

The particular RAC said a total of 6. 5 million journeys are expected on the highway between Friday and Monday.

By 17: 00 BST on Friday, stretches of various motorways were heavily congested, the particular RAC said. Traffic was in a standstill at the M5 and M4 near Bristol and there were lengthy delays on roads near Exeter, as people headed to the southern of England.

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“Bank Holiday Monday appears to be it will be a fine and dry day time for almost all of the UK with lots of blue sky and warm sunlight, ” said BBC Weather’s Nikki Berry.

“Although a lot of may head to the beach in order to soak up the sun, it is likely to be a couple of degrees cooler on the coast since sea breezes develop.

“Sea fog may also problem some North Sea coasts within Scotland. ”

It gets in sharp contrast to last Mon when some parts of the UK skilled “unseasonably cold weather” and noticed more than half a month’s rainfall in one day.

And in early Apr, parts of Scotland, northern England plus north Wales were covered within heavy snow.

The highest May temperatures ever recorded in the UK was upon 29 May 1944, when Regent’s Park, Horsham and Tunbridge Bore holes reached 32. 8C (91F).

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