Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Scotland's weather: Temperatures to rival Ibiza on bank holiday Monday

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Ginger Lopez | 07 May, 2018, 15:01

The record for a May Bank Holiday is 28.6C in 1995.

'There's also a 30 per cent chance Monday will exceed 83.5F to be the warmest day recorded over this holiday weekend since 1978.

Andy Page, 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".

Met Office forecaster Charlie Powell said: "It looks like we should be prepared for some pretty changeable weather throughout the second half of May".

Warm temperatures in the 70s Fahrenheit, or 20s Celsius, are expected across England and Wales from Saturday through until Tuesday.

Sunday is set to see temperatures heading towards the 20 mark.

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

However, it will feel cooler in coastal areas as a southeasterly breeze develops.




The north and west are likely to see strong winds and spells of rain at times during the week, with a risk of thunderstorms in the south over the weekend.

Tuesday will remain warm before temperatures ease and showers begin to hit the United Kingdom during the week.

Barcelona is set to be just 70F (21C), while 73F (23C) is expected in Nice, on the French Riviera and in Malaga, on the Costa Del Sol, and 75F (24C) in Rome.

At 10.53am, the Met Office Tweeted: "BREAKING NEWS we've just smashed the temperature record for the warmest early May Bank Holiday Monday, with 24.2 °C at Herstmonceux".

He said: 'It should be a relatively easy journey in terms of the impacts from weather'.

Temperatures will reach between 16 and 18 degrees in most parts of the county, although it will be cooler near coasts.

Trains were cancelled as engineers struggled to reopen lines hit by flooding and fallen trees.

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