THE May Day bank holiday is tipped to be the hottest since records began with temperatures nudging 30C (86F).
Hot air from Europe will send temperatures rocketing after this week’s wet start.
The Met Office’s Sophie Yeomans said: “We could see record highs on Monday in the South East.
“Temperatures will be cooler, in the mid to late teens, in the North and Scotland.”
The warm spell will start with mid 20s heat on Saturday and Sunday.
The May Day record is 23.6C (74.5F) in 1999.
The hottest it has been for the bank holiday weekend as a whole was 28.6C (83.5F) in 1995.
April saw the highest monthly temperatures for 70 years followed by rain and bitter winds.
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