Bank holiday Monday set to smash record for hottest ever
Today looks set to be the hottest August bank holiday Monday EVER as the bank holiday scorcher continues.
Temperatures hit an August bank holiday high of 33.3C at Heathrow on Sunday and sunseekers can expect more of the same with a hot start to the week.
The previous record for the hottest bank holiday Monday in August is 28.2C in 2017 at Holbeach, Lincolnshire.
But today is expected to see highs of 33C once again.
Thousands of fans at a sold-out Headingly in Leeds baked in the sunshine on Saturday as England kept their Ashes hopes alive thanks to a scorching innings by Ben Stokes.
And hundreds of thousands of people enjoyed what is thought to be the hottest Notting Hill Carnival ever in west London.
Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: "All in all, if you like the sunshine and the hot weather , then it is going to be a good day."
The previous best late August bank holiday temperatures before this weekend was 31.5C at Heathrow in 2001.
In other parts of the UK, the previous highs were 27.3C in Powys, Wales and 27C in Knockareven, Co Fermanagh, both in 2003, and the 26.7C in Aviemore, Scotland in 1984.
Wales enjoyed a record 28.6C in Hawarden on Sunday when the top temperature in Northern Ireland was 24.2C at Stormont Castle.
Scotland's top temperature was the 28.4C recorded at Bishopton near Glasgow on Sunday. Monday is not a bank holiday in Scotland.
Mr Snell said: "Temperatures will be very similar to Sunday.
"We are likely to see something like 33C.
"There could be scope that the record could be nudged up, but either way, it is going to be a hot day across the UK."
Early morning fog is set to lift to leave a sunny day, while some rain may reach the far North West later.
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